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Chipotle Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Free food is always given for your shift (in 529 reviews)

  • Free meal each shift/50% off when not on the clock (in 309 reviews)

Cons
  • There is a lot of work and you do not get enough pay once you start learning all the positions (in 54 reviews)

  • Pays well, but for the amount of work it could be more since literally everything is made by the crew (in 46 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (28)

    "Loved the team"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Afternoon Prep Specialist in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Afternoon Prep Specialist in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing team of people, they really do hire based on the 13 key characteristics. Realistic opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    It's hard work, it was a rewarding experience but every day you come home sore and smelling like peppers. Unless you like that sort of thing.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing an amazing job, oh and cut the pm prep guys some slack, especially in high volume locations.


  2. "Flexible hours"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chipotle full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good culture

    Cons

    Doesn't pay as much as other places, not enough vacation time


  3. "Chipotle"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chipotle part-time

    Pros

    Fun environment to work in

    Cons

    Extremely high expectations of employees


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  5. "Fun Environment, Unfortunate Sexism"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew in Holland, OH
    Current Employee - Crew in Holland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people with whom I work are wonderful. We try to keep things fun and lighthearted, even in the midst of a difficult shift. Chipotle offers opportunities to advance and wants its employees to move up, whether within the company or without. It offers scholarships to students who have been employed for over a year.

    Cons

    Even with prior restaurant experience, it is far easier to move to the back-of-house if you are male. I have witnessed this under tow different general managers. They seem to interview men and think "You would be a great fit in the back-of-house!" when the standard is that each employee must be validated on both line and cash before moving to prep and grill. It is unfair to see that the men never even work a day on the line.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free lunch everyday. Very friendly workplace. Several benefits such as the guild program-which helps you pay for school while working.

    Cons

    Stressful environment for newbies. A little experience in customer service and restaurant work recommended.

    Advice to Management

    More intensive training for employees and a longer training window


  7. "Fast, Hard, Fun (usually)"

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Prep Cook
    Former Employee - Prep Cook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone usually has a great attitude, the food and ingredients are GREAT, the free meals are GREAT, fast-pace food service environment makes you always busy; time flies and an 8hr day is nothing

    Cons

    Really is hard work, wear you down over time.


  8. "Chipotle"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Eau Claire, WI
    Current Employee - Cashier in Eau Claire, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the people I work with! We all work together in a fast pace. Managers are great about getting and giving hours. Love the food I even come in on my days off.. Its just SOOO good!

    Cons

    hard work, when someone calls in sick we have their back but work twice as hard


  9. "Crew"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice co workers, fun, high energy

    Cons

    pay and you smell like burritos

    Advice to Management

    Continue to do a good job


  10. "Crew Member"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Brea, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, amazing coworkers, fun, fast-paced, able to cross-train and learn a lot

    Cons

    Can get exhausting because of constant busyness and being on your feet

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to mention


  11. "Nothing Surprising"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chipotle part-time

    Pros

    Friendly crew members and boss.
    A lot of over time and double time, if you're are willing to work over 8 hour shifts.

    Cons

    Tough physical work, requires you to be fast paced



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