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Chipotle Columbus Reviews

Updated May 4, 2017
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Pros
  • Free food during your shift, too (in 594 reviews)

  • Free meal during shift and 50% off once a day if off shift (in 342 reviews)

Cons
  • There is a lot of work and you do not get enough pay once you start learning all the positions (in 58 reviews)

  • Sometimes as a kitchen manager you put in double the amount of work as service managers and it can be frustrating (in 52 reviews)

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  1. "Solid place to work"

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    Current Employee - Prep Cook/Dishwasher in Westerville, OH
    Current Employee - Prep Cook/Dishwasher in Westerville, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you love working hard chipotle is great. Time flies by in the back of the house and time management is key. Starting 10 an hour. Tips for closers. Listen to personal music in the back.

    Cons

    Closers can stay till midnight sometimes. Under staffed. Sometimes super hard work if people call off that day. Can be a little stressful.


  2. "crew"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Delaware, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Delaware, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people good food

    Cons

    long hours short staffed and bad managers


  3. "Crew Member at Chipotle Polaris"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible shifts and hours, slightly above minimum wage

    Cons

    We were made to work through breaks every single shift, in the 6 months I worked there I got maybe 3-4 breaks total. We were understaffed and the workload was double what it was supposed to be but they still didn't budge on the deadlines despite this.

    Advice to Management

    Pay a better wage to fix turnover problems


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  5. "Loved the energy working here!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere at my store in Columbus, OH was extremely positive and energetic. The general manager was so sweet and considerate, and everyone was really fun to be around. I don't know if that's true of all Chipotle stores have that same vibe, but it seems like the combination of the busy environment and the Chipotle business model make it fun. The management trains everyone extremely well, and the environment is empowering - after just a few weeks you feel confident enough to help other employees with their work.

    Cons

    The work can be HARD. Opening and closing the restaurant are especially taxing, since there's a lot of prep work and cleaning up. And most Chipotle stores are busy. Expect to be on your feet for your entire shift (usually 8 hours), and be ready to work quickly and efficiently in a short amount of time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work in motivating everyone! Make sure that your store crew knows the pillars and knows how to be a top performer!


  6. "Chipotle is life"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OHIO in Blacklick, OH
    Current Employee - OHIO in Blacklick, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chipotle part-time

    Pros

    Its so fun you will find amazing people there to work with everyone is nice and funny.its a fast pace job

    Cons

    Alot customers will be rude to u and customers are sooo picky

    Advice to Management

    Work hard and help your team to be the best chipotle restaurant and care for your team and have meetings everyday or once a week and be hard on your team


  7. "It was okay"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Heath, OH
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Heath, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chipotle part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun at first
    Great free food
    Active Job
    Quick advancement

    Cons

    Everything depends on who you work with and who you serve meaning you get a ton of both good and terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Empowerment of good employees is important and don't be afraid to stand up to the bad ones.


  8. "General Manager-Area Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - General Manager in Dublin, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Chipotle is ALL about the people. Great product starts with having great people. As a manager your most important duty is creating an empowered culture of top performers.

    Cons

    Slow growth potential. When I started I was told it would be easy for me to climb up the ladder into more important roles, which has proven to be more difficult than explained in interview and training process.

    Advice to Management

    Start with the people, make sure you continue to hire only the best people for the individual position. Only then will you be able to breed a truly beautiful empowered culture where every team member feels responsible for the restaurant as a whole.


  9. "General Manager"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - General Manager in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chipotle (More than a year)

    Pros

    meals, health benefits are good

    Cons

    Hours, People, Upper Management, Staffing, "mission"

    Advice to Management

    Be more Pro-Active not as Re-active and stick to what you say the first time


  10. "Crew Member"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Crew Member in Bexley, OH
    Current Employee - Part Time Crew Member in Bexley, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful Co- workers, decent pay however.

    Cons

    Scheduling is very unorganized. Constantly understaffed due to high level of quitting makes remaining co-workers work twice as hard for the same pay.

    Advice to Management

    Have a set schedule so employees can know when they're working the following week.


  11. "Love the job, love the people, just not my co-workers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier and Crew Member in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Cashier and Crew Member in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love my benefits and payment on my job - I began at $10.55 an hour! Major improvement from everywhere else I've worked started, which all simply started me at minimum wage. Not to mention the benefits and the food are both great. And it's easy to rise up if you're a hard worker. If you want to go beyond being a simple crew member, and you put in the hard work, management will make sure you get the time and tools to do so.

    Cons

    No downsides come from the company itself. The only problem I have is the people who don't work as hard as they should. My location in particular has met with problems on a regular basis only because there are people that don't show up on a regular basis, many fired due to this. But I guess that's what you get when you work with high school / college students.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to say other than keep up the good work guys! Hopefully you'll find some good people actually worth having around soon.


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