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Chipotle Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
939 Reviews
3.4
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get free food if you work and the income is a bit higher than most other places (in 120 reviews)

  • You get one free meal the days you go working and 50% off when you not working (in 98 reviews)


Cons
  • Not paid enough for the amount of work expected to be done (in 17 reviews)

  • Very fast paced, values can some times feel like they are in the way of productivity (in 28 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    An amazing company and culture!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Marketing Strategist (Operations Support Role) in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Field Marketing Strategist (Operations Support Role) in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Chipotle full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The culture here is amazing. I've worked for many well-respected Fortune 500 companies, and I am still so impressed by Chipotle every day. People here really truly care about making those around them better. We work hard, but also play hard and it feels like family. For the most part, everyone really walks the talk. In addition, the Food With Integrity mission is literally changing the world. I am shocked that I still haven't gotten sick of the food, and still continue to learn new things every day.

    Cons

    Because everyone gets along so well and it doesn't feel like work, sometimes work can really bleed into personal life, so this is not for everyone. In addition, there are always a few people that do not fit the culture, but at the regional leadership level, it can be slow to remove those people from the team, which does not fit with what we preach at the restaurant level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure those in support staff roles, the national teams and senior regional leadership also fit the culture and are empowering their teams. It's not enough to tell people how to inspire others without doing it yourself. Sometimes, we do not hold the leadership team accountable they same way we do the restaurant teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good BUT not Great!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Canoga Park, CA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Canoga Park, CA

    I worked at Chipotle part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Best reasons to work for Chipotle was being able to learn how to work with Customers in a fast-paced environment. I gained many great friends not just employers!

    Cons

    Leadership was not clear, too many people thought they were in-charge. Schedule and paper work was not organized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More one on one sit downs with each employees. Keep on achieving the High Standards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    IT RSS

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chipotle

    Pros

    Great Company and work environment

    Cons

    Limited growth in non restaurant operation positions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    All around good company, you get in what you put in.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Service Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Chipotle

    Pros

    *Free Food
    *Quick Advancement in Company
    *Easy job for the most part

    Cons

    *Dealing with unsettling customers
    *It's the food industry and you opened 7 days a week ha ha

  6.  

    Chipotle Kitcken manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chipotle

    Pros

    Great! Free meal everyday, Lots of culinary handiwork, and most of all, ITS CHIPOTLE

    Cons

    Develop OCD, carpel tunnel is very possible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the growing of employees, not the workload of the day

  7.  

    Magnificent training, development and fun to work at!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager in Melrose Park, IL
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager in Melrose Park, IL

    I have been working at Chipotle

    Pros

    Free food!!!!!! What's not to like?

    Cons

    Time off is there, but if dedicated, you may find yourself overworked...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to hire those who truly have all 13 characteristics... Some people are allowed to be on the roster when they shouldn't. At least this is true at my location.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    I would come back

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Prep Cook in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Prep Cook in Boston, MA

    I worked at Chipotle

    Pros

    I felt like my opinion was valued and I could bring things to the managers attention without feeling out of place. I also felt that the team attitude helped me with the life still of working with others.

    Cons

    I did not have the best hours and it was hard to taylor a schedual to my liking. Also, I was paid minimum wage which was not ideal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would increase the salaries of employees to help boost moral. More options on the menu.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Cew

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chipotle

    Pros

    Up beat work flow. Get to meet great people. Opportunity to move up.

    Cons

    Can overwork you at times. Can get a bit stressful.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It's alright

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Chipotle

    Pros

    Free employee meal, 50% off otherwise. Super fast-paced, you always have something to do. If you work hard and diligently + get along with most people, a manager offer could come your way easily.

    Cons

    You work hard. Really hard. Underpaid employees. For all the work you do, it should at least be over $10/hour. There is also this whole "Food with Integrity" culture that transfers over to the employees where everyone is expected to treat the workplace as if it were your own restaurant. It's an admirable code to go by, but can get cheesy/annoying sometimes (especially with the journals they make you write in).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management does a good job at - well, managing. They are very supportive and uplifting. The only thing I would suggest is to help out the peeps "on the line" and not limit yourselves to the back of the restaurant for most of the time. More managers on the line would attract more respect.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chipotle

    Pros

    I liked it it was fun

    Cons

    Long hours customers suck sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better scheduling

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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