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Chipotle Denver Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Discounted and free food are included (in 622 reviews)

  • Free meal during shift and 50% off once a day if off shift (in 363 reviews)

Cons
  • There is a lot of work and you do not get enough pay once you start learning all the positions (in 60 reviews)

  • Sometimes as a kitchen manager you put in double the amount of work as service managers and it can be frustrating (in 55 reviews)

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  1. "Welcome to Chipotle"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Counter Help in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Counter Help in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chipotle part-time

    Pros

    Consistent hardworking elevate everyone

    Cons

    Hardworking elevating everyone young crew only cared about hard work if it didn't inter with life style

    Advice to Management

    When t b email entire crew is under 21 and they all want to party.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good pay I guess but a lot of hard work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Denver, CO

    I worked at Chipotle part-time

    Pros

    Pays above minimum wage. When I started working there the minimum wage was around $8.20 and I was getting paid $9.50.
    Nice coworkers
    Paid break
    1 free meal

    Cons

    Long hours on your feet that can be demanding
    The store can get really busy with a line to the door/out the door
    At my store there was a lot of favoritism
    Hard work for almost minimum wage
    Had to learn all the definitions and be quizzed about it which I didn't really like

    Advice to Management

    Promote people who work hard

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Worst IT experience of my life"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food and good location

    Cons

    You are rated on being a bro rather than work
    Managers sleeping with subordinates
    Contractors are treated in a disposable manner
    Developed processes not followed
    Finger pointing and blame game galore

    Advice to Management

    Gut your IT management. I cannot believe that a supposed cutting edge company still has App/Dev practices from the 90's. Look for people who are good at their job and not just some 'bro'. Treat your contractors like human beings - you know decent stuff.


  4. "Service Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have a great management program that allows to grow in the company

    Cons

    There is always a dilemma of extra hours that employees are in a way force to work more than they are scheduled.

    Advice to Management

    Be more consistent with the management of schedules.


  5. "Not Bad at All"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chipotle part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tuition Reimbursement
    Flexibility
    Free Food/Discounted
    Opportunity to Advance Quickly

    Cons

    Small Raises
    Has been slower


  6. "Rachel employee Review"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Arvada, CO
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Arvada, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are people that are committed to their team work ethic. I loved working with the team at 8797 Wadsworth Blvd Arvada CO.

    Cons

    One of the downsides of working their is as a crew member, you don't have sick days unless you are throwing up.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Would not recommend."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you work with are generally cool. The food is good until you work about 6+ months. The only thing that makes this job semi-worth it is that you have great coworkers including the service managers but that's where it ends. The general managers/restauranteurs think they're great to their employees but such is not the case.

    Cons

    Micromanagement--the restaurateur at my location has a serious problem with micromanagement. Not only them, but also the corporate team leaders that come in do this as well. They treat you like a child and it's condescending.
    The pay is terrible. I work nights to pay my rent while I'm in grad school but close to 90% of my income goes to paying my rent, and, I like to have some money to pay for oh I don't know... food, gas, or whatever. I've been promised a promotion, scheduled for 5 days of training and then nothing became of it. I asked about what happened and was told that "things were difficult right now." I asked for more hours and to my surprise, I received them, only to get yelled at when I get overtime because my boss wants to get his bonus. The management, general managers and above, care more about themselves and getting their bonuses while the rest of us struggle on the meager wages they give you. I've worked at two different stores and I've helped out a few times at another and this appears to be common, but I can only speak for myself.
    Additionally, I've had a few customers say some racist things to me and I've been explicitly told not to defend myself which is ludicrous.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Cashier/Crew"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part Time Cashier in Lone Tree, CO
    Former Employee - Part Time Cashier in Lone Tree, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment and pay, fun coworkers, easy interview.

    Cons

    Scheduled for hours I had prearranged to not work, like closing on weeknights as a high school student. Wasn't really trained, just kind of tossed in on my first shift (Halloween which is one of the busiest nights of the year) and then thrown into cashier next shift without any idea on how to do cash.

    Advice to Management

    Properly train new team members please and help them get acquainted better with other coworkers. I didn't feel like I was good friends with my coworkers until my last few shifts.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Its ok"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The crew
    The environment
    The vision

    Cons

    It's like a high school movie

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Poor Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lease Administrator in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Lease Administrator in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chipotle (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free meal card, central location to transportation, & great company values.

    Cons

    Very poor Management with little oversight and therefore high turnover, management was embarrassingly unprofessional, & promotion was based on popularity contest.

    Advice to Management

    If you have one manager who is responsible for the turnover of sixteen employees, perhaps it would be in your best interest to investigate this manager. Manager was extremely unprofessional, did not know how to do the job he was managing, and played the popularity game. It's really sad because the culture of the company is so great but how blind can you be to ignore the money you are losing from outstanding items due to the high turnover of one crummy manager?


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