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Chipotle Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
616 Reviews

3.4
616 Reviews
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Chipotle Co-CEOs Steve Ells & Montgomery F. Moran
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The perks of getting free food during your shift was amazing (in 82 reviews)

  • The company allows 1 free meal to its employees per shift worked (in 77 reviews)


Cons
  • Not paid enough for the amount of work expected to be done (in 13 reviews)

  • Fast paced environment (for those who don't like that) (in 21 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    They pay you $10 dollars and hour and give you a free meal and many other perks.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Member  in  Carle Place, NY
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Carle Place, NY

    Pros

    The workplace is awesome. Your managers are always in a good mood. They train you well. The food tastes awesome. It is a very nice place to work at.

    Cons

    It is really heard to get more than 35 hours a week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great first job!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Member  in  Saint Cloud, FL
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Saint Cloud, FL

    Pros

    Usually a great crew and most people get along because they have a list of qualifications an applicant needs before entering the company, many will be very compatible

    Cons

    sometimes the pay doesn't feel like enough for the amount of effort you put in, and you go home smelling like onions and grill.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It was great learning experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Line Worker  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Line Worker in Orlando, FL

    Pros

    One of the best things about working here, is the free food you get at lunch, also the amazing staff.

    Cons

    If you are not ready for a REALLY fast paced work place, this isn't the right place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more patient with new employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great food and great coworkers, but the pay is too little for the pressure.

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    Current Employee - Crew Member  in  West Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Crew Member in West Lafayette, IN

    Pros

    The free food with every shift is amazing
    Prepping is a lot of fun
    The crew I worked with was like a family. Everyone got along incredibly well.

    Cons

    Extremely high pressure
    Pay isn't great considering the stress your under to always live up to the standards and time expectations
    Advancement isn't as fast or easy as they suggest when they're hiring you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company To Work For

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Denver, CO

    Pros

    The Corporate office is a laid back environment where suits and ties are discouraged. There are fun social events hosted every month for the employees to get to know eachother outside of work. Steve Ells is an amazing person who cares about his employees and their health. They are understanding and flexible and want to help you succeed.

    Cons

    The training was poor and inefficient. I was not told what time to come in, or what to expect, or when I would end my day. It's hard to get a hold of people if you have questions and the office space is small which makes everything echo and you can lose your train of thought while at work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company, iffy management

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    Former Employee - Crew Member  in  Hadley, MA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Hadley, MA

    Pros

    Good pay, paid breaks, free food

    Cons

    Bad GM = Bad experience. Sometimes we ran out of food it got so busy...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    it is okay

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    Current Employee - Chipotle  in  Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Chipotle in Bethesda, MD

    Pros

    free food! nice co workers fun process learning new things. i was happy i got hired so quickly and the pay was pretty okay.

    Cons

    very fast moving, manager doesnt give much attention to you, a lot of people i know coming in and bugging and harassing me while i work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more breaks, managers should be more friendly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Lovely, but stressful sometimes

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    Current Employee - Crew Member  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Ann Arbor, MI

    Pros

    Everything is organic, hand-made, and from scratch that day. Time flies while you work. Employes are usually extremely fun and energetic.

    Cons

    Management isn't the best sometimes, but they work with you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of yelling at someone or getting mad, help them out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    it is what it is , best fast food in all america

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good food , fresh meat , food with integrity

    Cons

    schedules , minimum wage , too much work ,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work, but A LOT of work!!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -Very friendly and cool coworkers.
    -Free food during lunch break, 50% off while not working.
    -Room for growth.
    -Helpful coworkers.
    -Clean and, for the most part, organized work environment.

    Cons

    -Random work hours. (Ex: One day you'll work 4 hours, rest of the week off, then you come back to a 8+ hour shift)
    -You are always hustling, working as hard and as fast as you can.
    -Lack of work place communication.
    -Unbalanced work loads. I feel like all positions should have the same amount of work, but some positions are worked 10 times as hard as others and yet still recieve equal pay!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with crew more in regards to schedule changes.

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