Chipotle Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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  1. An educational experience

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

    I worked at Chipotle

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    For me, it was fun learning a whole host of kitchen skills. Yes, you are working a 'hard' 8+ hours with little downtown and lots to do but it lends itself to a lot of job satisfaction. I'm a big picture type person and its easy to see how all the individual pieces fit together. From the prep work that must be done to the stocking of supplies to serving of customers to the cleaning to get ready for the next day, its fairly efficient. My managers worked really hard alongside us and kept it fun.
    We also rotated positions often. That way one person wasn't doing the same thing week after week. Sure everyone had a favorite and less favorite spot. But it was easier to clean the grill (for example) when you knew you only had to do it once this week.
    Free meal per shift and discounts at any other time were a big perk as well! I still love to eat there.

    Cons

    Dishes. All the never ending pile of dishes. :) Closing shifts often stayed longer than 8 hours.

    Advice to Management

    The newer changes to benefits and pay are great. Keep it up!


  2. Crew member

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

    I have been working at Chipotle full-time

    Pros

    An amazingly fun and supportive work environment, amazing people, and a true family feel. Great benefits, delicious food made fresh and with integrity, and a fantastic company with a moral conscience!

    Cons

    I would like to earn more money and even when your review exceeds their expectations, the raise does not ... 20 cents! It takes a while for most people to advance into a management position and even with the added responsibilities, the pay does not increase as much as I would like.


  3. Helpful (1)

    So Good, Then So Bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseville, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseville, MN

    I worked at Chipotle full-time (More than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    For years I loved my job, there were flexible hours for me, training on everything, but the best part was our amazing GM and so many of my hard- working co-workers. I loved coming in and helping my team.

    Cons

    Unfortunately corporate fired our GM, he was too-nice to fire people at times, so they brought in a new GM and Apprentice. I understand it would be a rough transition, but this was brutal. A lot of people got fired, and even more walked our because we just weren't a team anymore. It took a long time for things to level out again. It was a hard location to be in, but people just didn't seem to get how bad until it was too late.

    Advice to Management

    Making the crew feel like a team and work like a team is what makes Chipotle such an addictive place to work. I really CRAVED coming into work (Chipotle was our lives), until that all dissolved. The new management seemed determined to cause drama between people and set everyone into a "competitive" mindset that just turned everyone against each other instead of supporting one another towards their goals. It was heartbreaking to see such a change.


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  5. Crew Member

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chipotle

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free meals, always busy, never boring

    Cons

    Have to stand all day long, no breaks many days so you are working 8-10 hours straight

    Advice to Management

    Make breaks mandatory because crew do not work well without them


  6. Good Company Vision

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

    I worked at Chipotle (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A solid plan of promotion from Crew Member to General Manager

    Thrives on high standards

    Free Chipotle

    Cons

    Work environment is always fast paced and demanding.

    Difficult to achieve high standards if not everyone on your team is a top performer.


  7. chipotle

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

    I have been working at Chipotle

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people and environment to work in

    Cons

    Not enough pay or hours some stores need more managers to train new employees

    Advice to Management

    Make more time for new employees wherever possible


  8. Helpful (1)

    Crew

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

    I worked at Chipotle

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free food is always a plus

    Cons

    Non stop work, long hours. Keep you working on break time


  9. prepare food for customers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Bloomfield, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Bloomfield, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    one of the best reasons to work at chipotle is that everything is fast paced, so you'll never be bored.

    Cons

    one of the down sides of working at chipotle is that everything is so fast paced, so if you mess up, you mess up the whole crew.

    Advice to Management

    my advice to management would be to always have a positive attitude. and also not to pick on or give the new guy a hard time when he messes up. he's learning.


  10. Chipotle

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chipotle

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pipeline strong
    Don't have any low performers

    Cons

    Nothing to say is a con


  11. Great Place to Work if You're White

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

    I have been working at Chipotle full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome benefits package, and tons of opportunity for growth if you're in the right department.

    Cons

    They will sell you on the culture, but there are some serious cult like oppressive strategies in play. Zero minorities represented in Senior or Executive Leadership.
    Lots of lawsuits being litigated continuously for overworked salaried employees that are under paid, not paid while working, or racial discrimination.



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