Chipotle Reviews

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
636 Reviews
3.4
636 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.  

    extremely demanding job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Member  in  Aventura, FL
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Aventura, FL

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

    Pros

    Learn alot of useful basic restaurant experience and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Company values making money over the well-being of the employees, to much pressure for the amount of work they are putting on you.
    not enough pay for everything you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn to treat your employees with respect instead of talking down to them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Free meals and paid breaks

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Member  in  Decatur, GA
    Current Employee - Team Member in Decatur, GA

    I have been working at Chipotle part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free meals while on shift.
    Paid breaks and pretty cool co-workers.

    Cons

    Can be really challenging and puts pressure on you to succeed
    Have to do everything as quick as possible, no room for error

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees should be paid a bit more to work in this type of environment. I make $9.50 at my second job and it isn't as intense as working at Chipotle.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Learning Opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Apprentice General Manager  in  Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Apprentice General Manager in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Chipotle full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Company Culture and Community involvement. Great ideals when it comes to food. Great opportunity for growth and advancement if you are with the right crew.

    Cons

    No real Human Resources department and high turnover often due to favoritism. I saw several of my crew let go to appease higher-ups which was demoralizing and disappointing from a company with such a great reputation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When opening new stores, pick a patch to place it in and stick with that decision. Inconsistent management when a location is new does not send a great message to the customer or to the crew you are trying to empower with knowledge of high standards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overworked and under-payed

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    Current Employee - Crew  in  Escondido, CA
    Current Employee - Crew in Escondido, CA

    I have been working at Chipotle part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free food, upbeat co workers, room for growth, motivation.

    Cons

    They don't work with your schedules, they basically expect you to make chipotle your life. Also management threatens to write you up over little pointless mistakes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your goal may be to reach restauranteur but don't let that get in the way of how you treat your employees. We are people too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good ideals and product.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Kichen Manager  in  Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Kichen Manager in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at Chipotle full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The product is top-notch and easy to identify yourself with.

    Cons

    Management structure is poor and goals are constantly shifting as attempts are made to meet them, normally right before goals are completed. Benefits are sub-par for those not in management and leads to extreme amounts of turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fun but also a lot of worked compared to most QSR jobs.

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    Current Employee - Cashier and Crew Member  in  Issaquah, WA
    Current Employee - Cashier and Crew Member in Issaquah, WA

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

    Pros

    Being around people
    Constantly working makes the day go by faster

    Cons

    Lots of work depending on location
    Not the highest paying job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything is good, could create more diverse pay per employee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    Current Employee - Crew Member  in  Carle Place, NY
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Carle Place, NY

    I have been working at Chipotle part-time for less than a year

    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
  9.  

    Great first job!

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

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

    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
  10.  

    It was great learning experience.

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    Former Employee - Line Worker  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Line Worker in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Chipotle part-time for less than a year

    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
  11.  

    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

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

    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

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