Chipotle Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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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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  1. Chipotle cares about their customers, their service, their food and their impact on society.

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Free meal every time you work, 50% off when you aren't working, career opportunities for everyone, excellent management, and good pay.

    Cons

    Hard work, no downtime, and there's always criticism to improve you, but this could be bad if you're too sensitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Opportunity is available if you have a solid leader

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    Current Employee - Service Manager in Peabody, MA
    Current Employee - Service Manager in Peabody, MA

    I have been working at Chipotle

    Pros

    Obviously the food is a plus, opportunity to advance is very real but you need a strong leader which is rare sometimes

    Cons

    Poor leadership leaves you stuck in your position, advancement requires training you're replacement and you're leader train job you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach, hold general managers you hold shift leaders too

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Loved it

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    Former Employee - Cashier and Crew Member in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier and Crew Member in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Chipotle

    Pros

    The reason I enjoyed working here was due to the other great crew members. The majority of the crew at my store were ages 18 to mid 20's, an even the management was young so the whole store had good vibes. Pay was ok, but I ended up with a lot of overtime so it made it a little better. This for me was only a summer job in my hometown, but I definitely did not want to leave when my time was up. In the short time I was there I was even promoted to Kitchen Manager in Training.

    Cons

    I do not really have any cons. The only one probably being that we could not move at all during peak hours and things could get pretty hectic when the store is busy. You definitely need multitasking skills to work this job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Experience has been great, I learned a lot of food prep and practiced management skills.

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager

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

    Pros

    Free chipotle, plenty of opportunity, they encourage you to do better and give honest feedback.

    Cons

    This is more than likely store specific but the upper management were friends and it was hard to become a "team."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take off the blinders, get rid of low performers and run with your top performers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Very hot behind the line. Managers were not very friendly.

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Team Member in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    decent pay, friendly coworkers. easy interview

    Cons

    hot, very fast paced. not much time off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    willing to help

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Best job I've ever had

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    Current Employee - Cashier in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Encouraged to move up and be better by not only management but coworkers also
    Fun and positive work place
    Everyone is friends and helps eachother

    Cons

    Very fast paced, hard to keep up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Great Work While in school

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chipotle

    Pros

    Free meals and friendly environment

    Cons

    manual labor can be exhausting at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Fast-paced,

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Louisville, CO
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Louisville, CO

    I worked at Chipotle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Higher level of skill demanded from employee
    Real kitchen skills taught
    Dedicated team of workers
    Great company values (sustainability and food with integrity) talked about regularly
    Good culture of people aiming to succeed

    Cons

    Long hours with difficult shifts (most of the time not a good balance with outside life)
    High demand on each employee
    Difficulty to achieve promotion
    Very high standards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training could be done in a much better way (at least at the where store I worked. Most new employees are completely overwhelmed within the first day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. A very fast passed environment where you are constantly challenged and expected to have high standards

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    Current Employee - Chef in Machesney Park, IL
    Current Employee - Chef in Machesney Park, IL

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

    Pros

    Constantly working, little down time, always something new to learn.

    Cons

    Very demanding while you are working. Hardly any downtime. You'll know you worked a shift at Chipotle when you're done!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. Good choice.....

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    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

    I have been working at Chipotle

    Pros

    Great culture., bonus for developing GM'S.

    Cons

    Long hours, very busy , lots of expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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