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Chipotle Overview

Newport Beach, CA
10000+ employees
Company - Public (CMG)
Casual Restaurants
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
We’re looking to increase our dedicated team by 10,000 in the coming months. As our strong digital businesses grow, so do the opportunities. In 2020 we've opened 35 restaurants so far and have plans on opening 100+ more locations before ... Read more

Mission: To cultivate a better world.

Glassdoor Awards

Top CEOs: 2014 (#40)

Company Updates

  • COVID-19

    We're looking to increase our dedicated team by 10,000 in the coming months. As our strong digital businesses grow, so do the opportunities. In 2020 we've opened 35 restaurants so far and have plans on opening 100+ more locations before 2021. We're taking action to take care of our people and our guests during this time through existing protocols and additional precautions.

  • "This summer, Bryant's hard work paid off and he was promoted to Restaurateur. At Chipotle, Restaurateur is an elite Manager, someone who has achieved excellent results and created a special, vibrant people culture in their restaurant.

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Chipotle – Why Work With Us?


Working at Chipotle is unlike other quick-serve restaurants. For starters, we cook real food in our restaurants. We also provide a clear path to success - by rewarding hard work and promoting from within. No experience required. See how we're different.


At Chipotle, advancement comes from doing great work and making those around us better. It’s a philosophy that results in quick growth—we’re opening a new restaurant every three days. Meaning you can grow too.


We're committed to helping you earn the skills you need to succeed. With thoughtful mentoring and a supportive team environment, we set you up to make the most of your opportunity here.


Unlike some other places, we actually cook in our restaurants—by hand. We start with raw ingredients and make delicious food of exceptional quality every day.


We’re committed to creating a work environment that’s both fun and collaborative. “Work” and “Play” needn’t be opposites—each can make the other better.


We hold ourselves to higher standards. And to do that, we need the best people. Authentic, motivated, and hard working. In a word, real.




Cultivating an environment where our employees thrive and pursue their passion.



At Chipotle, we’re committed to creating an environment that’s challenging and fun, but mostly, fulfilling. It starts with creating a culture where opportunities for growth are everywhere, and hard work is acknowledged and rewarded with competitive compensation, bonus opportunities and great benefits. We promote from within and create a supportive environment where our employees are given the tools to succeed. It’s a well-rounded job, for folks looking for more than a place to work, but a rewarding career.



Ours is a culture that supports success—by focusing on what matters. Our dress code is casual—jeans are totally acceptable. This relaxed yet presentable style makes for a comfortable work environment for everyone. Of course we work hard, but we also make having fun and enjoying our work a top priority—because when our employees are happy, everyone is better off.


We're a company that's making great things happen - by changing the way people eat, and how they work. See where a job with Chipotle can take you on the restaurant or "corporate" side. 


You're learning to cook and serve great food, fast. 

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Vacation, Meals, 401(k), Clothing, Bonus, Tuition Assistance


Cook your way down the line and up the ladder as you make delicious food and teach fellow crew members. 

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Vacation, Meals, 401(k), Clothing, Bonus, Tuition Assistance


Now that you've mastered the kitchen, you're serving up the full customer experience. 

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Vacation, Meals, 401(k), Clothing, Bonus, Tuition Assistance


You're the team captain, running the restaurant like a boss, almost.

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Vacation, Meals, 401(k), Clothing, Bonus, Tuition Assistance


Now you're in business - of running the entire restuarant, that is.

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Vacation, Meals, 401(k), Clothing, Bonus, Tuition Assistance


You're the best of the best. The crème de la sour cream, running your own restaurant. 

Benefits: Stock Privileges, Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Vacation, Meals, 401(k), Clothing, Bonus, Tuition Assistance



Our corporate career path is what you make it—in fact, some jobs that exist today didn’t a few years ago. It’s the mission of every Restaurant Support Center employee to support our restaurants the best we can. And when they succeed, we all do.


Cultivate Me, Chipotle’s benefits program offers an industry-leading benefits and perks package to our crew members that go beyond just learning how to roll the perfect burrito. When you join our family, you’ll have benefits that can help improve your physical, mental and financial well-being.

We encourage you to review these crew & hourly highlights to better understand all the great things you have access to by working at Chipotle.

Annual Bonus: Extra Cash in Your Pocket.

Each December, full-time Crew employed for at least one year and in good standing may be eligible to receive a bonus based on a percentage of their annual earnings.

Free Meals: The Best Perk of Them All 

You will receive one free meal per daily shift. Meal’s include one entrée, one drink, and one side.

Paid Breaks: Take a Breather

You will receive a paid daily break ranging from 15-60 minutes, depending on the length of shift.

Education Assistance & Debt-Free Degrees: Earn your degree with our help


Eligible Crew can receive up to $5,250 each year to help you achieve your education goals. In addition, Chipotle now offers Debt-Free Degrees, covering all tuition costs, for qualified Business and Technology degrees. Whether getting your GED or a higher-education, receiving up to $5,250 each year or a completely Debt-Free Degree can help boost your income and allow you to pursue your passion!

Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Get Free Access to Counseling

Chipotle’s EAP allows you and your dependents to speak with licensed counselors in a free and confidential manner when dealing with any of life’s issues. Take advantage of free face-to-face, telephonic or virtual counseling sessions. The EAP benefit is there to offer mental and emotional support for you and your dependents when you may need advice and/or counseling to navigate personal or professional issues, stressful situations or anything else you have going on in your life. The EAP is available to everyone at no cost, is open 24/7 and is completely confidential.

Healthcare Advocacy: Your Full-time Assistant to help with your healthcare

Chipotle offers an advocacy service (at no cost) to answer all benefits, healthcare and pharmacy questions for any healthcare plan (through Chipotle or otherwise). These experts can assist with researching cost and care options, scheduling appointments, negotiating bills, understanding treatment and much more. Let the experts take the hassle out of healthcare. This benefit is free to you and your dependents, regardless of what insurance you and they have.

401(K) Retirement Savings: Company-match after your first year

Wherever you are on your journey to retirement, Chipotle offers a 401(k) plan to help you reach your goals. Chipotle even provides a company-match beginning after your first year of employment. Retirement might seem like a long way away, but it’s never too early to begin planning and Chipotle provides the tools and resources to support you along the way.

Benefits Portal – Cultivate Me: Review your benefits all in one place

Your employee portal is a centralized place to see all the most current benefit options available to you.  Simply scan the QR code to learn all about these items and more, include Verizon and AT&T discounts, medical, dental and vision insurance, vacation and sick time allowances, and much more!

Paid Time Off: Because we could all use a break

Vacation: Crew with a year of uninterrupted employment may accrue up to 40 hours per year.

Sick Time: Crew are granted twenty-four (24) hours on January 1 of each year. If you work in a location with a sick leave law, you will accrue and may use sick time based on hours worked, as defined by the sick leave law applicable to you.

What Health Benefits am I Eligible For? – Medical, Dental, and Vision plans available to you

All crew members are eligible for the Anthem Preventative Plus, Delta Dental PPO plan, and EyeMed PPO vision plan. Details of these plans are available within the Cultivate Me portal. You may become eligible for additional benefits if you average 30+ hours worked per week over a 12-month measurement period. If you qualify you will be notified of your option to enroll.

Telemedicine: Text a doctor 24/7

There are many options that you can take advantage of when considering telemedicine services.  One of them is 98point6.  This service can save time and money when the need to see a doctor arises.  This on-demand text-based service provides access to U.S. board-certified physicians, specially trained to treat and diagnose medical conditions via a mobile connection.  Their doctors can assist with medical questions, order prescriptions, and laboratory tests, help manage chronic conditions, discuss medications, determine the type of care and more.  This service is available at no cost to our Crew members after one year of employment when you are enrolled in the Anthem Hourly PPO plan.  If you are not enrolled in a Chipotle medical plan, you can sign up directly with 98point6 for an annual fee.

Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP): Buy Chipotle stock through payroll deductions

The ESPP gives active U.S. employees who've been with Chipotle for at least 12 months the opportunity to purchase full or partial shares of Chipotle stock through payroll deductions, initially at a discounted price.

Free Uniform: We’ll provide your shirt and hat 

Chipotle provides free uniforms (shirts and hat), the quantity may depend on the average number of hours/shifts worked.

Discount - Perkspot, AT&T & Verizon: Get discount on big brands

Perkspot is a one-stop shop for savings and discounts. Savings on recognizable national and local merchants and services providers. Get cell discounts on personal cell phones and plans through AT&T and Verizon wireless. Visit Cultivate Me to learn more.

Chipotle Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "Great job"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member
    Current Employee - Crew Member
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Chipotle part-time


    great team vibe, great food, great scheduling, very flexible


    none i believe chipotle is a great place to work

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Chipotle Photos

Chipotle photo of: First Chipotle restaurant location in Denver, CO.
Chipotle photo of: More than just a team.
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Chipotle photo of: Meet Chandra, our first Chipotle college grad!
Chipotle photo of: 2,400 restaurants and counting.
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Chipotle Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Chipotle in December 2018.


    I got a call to schedule my initial interview. I did two in-person, one on one interviews, one with a manager and another with the general manager. Shortly after, they contacted me via email with the job offer.

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Chipotle Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • 120 Most Trusted Brands, Entrepreneur Magazine, 2014
  • Libby Awards: Best Vegan-Friendly Restaurant Chain, PETA, 2013
  • Fastest-Growing Restaurants, QSR Magazine, 2013
  • Most Inspiring CEO in America - Steve Ells, Esquire, 2012
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