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As long as you love them, they love you. When you screw up, then your expendable.

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Former Employee - General Manager in Irvine, CA
Former Employee - General Manager in Irvine, CA

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

Pros

Fun atmosphere, high standards, good money, free meals, good benefits, teaches you a lot about management and Speed of service

Cons

Long hours, very high expectations, constant pressure to move up (get promoted)

Upper management makes their money by promoting people through their "pipeline". Whether those people are ready for the promotion or not, isnt their concern. if you are,, then good for you, if you screw up, then they blame you for not knowing how to do you job.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I was used as a scapegoat by my area manager, to avoid loosing his job, he blamed me but lied about it to me face. Granted, this is only ONE area manager, but the lesson is, be careful who you put your faith in.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    They hand everything to you, Are you wiling to work for it?

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    Current Employee - Service Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Service Manager in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    You can get to any position (Kitchen Manager, Service Manager, Apprentice, General Manager, Restauranteur etc.) as long as you try your best everyday.
    Free food every day you work
    Good morals (food with integrity)
    Supports your community by making fund raisers and making coupons only available at local events.
    Wants YOUR friends to work there
    Teaches you real culinary skills and proper food handling
    Provides employees with a lot of benefits

    Cons

    It's a lot of hard work, Not recommended for someone collecting a check.
    The company will fire you if you don't want to move up after a certain amount of time once in management
    It's one of those jobs that need to be taken seriously, it's a team effort. One weak link, and your day is going to suck.
    High pressure job, people seem to get very dramatic when things start to get tense
    Makes you look silly because you take a fast food job seriously hahaha

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Rocking guys! You guys are making a huge difference!

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    Positive Outlook
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work truly pays off and Chipotle will teach you success in the industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Manager in Overland Park, KS

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

    Pros

    Great advancement opportunities. I've had 3 promotions in management in less than a year!
    Great benefits.
    Free food during work shifts.
    Proud to work for this particular restaurant chain.
    Great people and products.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive anymore.
    Other managers can be an obstacle at times.
    Difficult to recruit the right crew.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper area management has been good to us. There are and always will be lazy in-store managers using their crew to pull all the weight. Don't be that manager everyone talks bad about!

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    Positive Outlook
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