Chipotle

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Chipotle Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
750 Reviews
3.4
750 Reviews
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Chipotle Co-CEOs Steve Ells & Montgomery F. Moran
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Paid break free food on lunch break and 50% off when off some co workers cool (in 112 reviews)

  • You get one free meal the days you go working and 50% off when you not working (in 91 reviews)


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

  • If you are not ready for a REALLY fast paced work place, this isn't the right place for you (in 27 reviews)

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Elevating you to the highest standards possible.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

    I have been working at Chipotle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Paid Breaks, Easy Advancement, Great Benefits, Team Atmosphere, Proud to say you work there, really good food that you eat for free.

    Cons

    If you are just looking for a job, this is not the place for you. You have to want to better your life and learn how to put others before yourself. If you don't know how to do that, or don't want to do that, stay away cause you will fail.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    If it wasn't food, I would attempt to make it a career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier and Crew Member in Huntington, WV
    Current Employee - Cashier and Crew Member in Huntington, WV

    I have been working at Chipotle part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    More than enough opportunity to advance in company, management works along side you at every moment.

    Cons

    Very fast paced, values can some times feel like they are in the way of productivity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Job was fine but making burritos gets old

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Gainesville, FL

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

    Pros

    Making burritos is relatively easy.

    Cons

    Making burritos gets old after a few weeks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work!

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

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

    Pros

    great teamwork environment, great benefits: free food when you work and 50% off when you don't. They also offer health insurance and other discounts at other places.

    Cons

    Sometimes management sucks but it depends on which one you work at

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    carefully choose all managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    If you would like to advance and are willing to put in the effort this job is great.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Prep Cook in Wauwatosa, WI
    Current Employee - Prep Cook in Wauwatosa, WI

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

    Pros

    The work environment here is so live. Everyone does their job but also has fun doing it. They do crew meeting and give chances for the crew to speak up about what's on their mind.

    Cons

    One big con to me is if you have to call in sick they ask you for a drs excuse on the first day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Culture, but my location was a little unorganized

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Pretty good pay, relaxed, good opportunity to learn about franchising, good opportunity to try to move up in a management role because rotation is consistent to about two years.

    Cons

    no variety in work, management at my location was organized and in danger of getting replaced, inadequate training to start working the first week. I worked as the dishwasher/ dining room cleaner for five weeks straight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to actually instruct new hires what they need to do and the proper standard that Chipotle expects of its employees. It would be really helpful to show the new hires the training videos on the first few days before actually working, because they are indeed very helpful.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Hard work, decent pay, great food and company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier and Crew Member in Lubbock, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier and Crew Member in Lubbock, TX

    I have been working at Chipotle part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free delicious meal every day you work
    Paid break
    Plenty of opportunities to work more
    Encourage to move up from management
    50% off meals when not working
    Don't deal with many rude customers
    High standards

    Cons

    ****Hard fast pace work****(this job is not laidback)
    Work can get repetitive
    Hours can be a little too rigid, make sure you are clear on when you want to work
    Takes a while to get comfortable with the job responsibilities
    High standards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More proper training with new crew members

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's another fast food job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Line Worker in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Line Worker in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Chipotle part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good food cool co workers easy

    Cons

    Annoying rude customers and very busy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Hit Or Miss

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Nashua, NH

    I have been working at Chipotle part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The best part about working for Chipotle is that drinking the Kool Aid will open all the doors you can imagine and beyond. Chipotle pays better than a typical fast food place, the food is great and learning the job is fun if you're motivated to do well, have a brain, and like learning new things. It's usually pretty busy, which is a plus.

    Cons

    Some stores project an arrogant air of superiority. You can smell it in the interview, so go with your gut. If you don't gel with the managers (and possibly crew) you interview with, move on. It might be a bad store, it might just be that the store isn't right for you and the Chipotle down the road a bit might be a better fit if you give it a shot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place more emphasis on management and leadership training beyond the crew level. The Chipotle vision and all that is great and should be engrained in the crew so that they carry it on through their steps in management, but the managers I've worked with seem like glorified crew who can't monitor the flow of business, identify and fix slow points, take care of food safety beyond the checklist, and might be more concerned with being everybody's best bud than making sure the restaurant is functional.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Working at chipotle is amazing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager In Training in Xenia, OH
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager In Training in Xenia, OH

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

    Pros

    You can make a lot of money and it has great opportunity that will change your life. I think chipotle is a great place to eat too

    Cons

    It is very fast pace job and you will have to try to keep up. It's not too hard but it is very steady

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay on top and Always believe in you and your team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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