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Chipotle Reviews

Updated May 21, 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. "Chipotle Part Time"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free food was definitely a plus, as were the paid breaks during the day. Hours were very early or very late, no shifts during the middle of the day.

    Cons

    The management was very poor, would say they would work with my schedule as a student but the shifts would constantly get in the way of classes even though they promised to work around them.

    Advice to Management

    Get better at being flexible with students in college town locations. It isn't fair to force students to miss class just to make ends meet. Also, make sure to make employees feel appreciated, it gets lost in the corporate structure.


  2. "Very rewarding job as crew, not as manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's very fast paced so time goes by fast, coworkers are great, I learned some good culinary skills

    Cons

    Being on grill is stressful and we don't get paid anymore than FOH crew. Higher ups are always complaining about the smallest things. You almost never get a break. We are sometimes even expected to work during half of our 30 minute breaks because some people slack off or managers don't take the full responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the extreme critisism towards crew for missing one little crumb while sweeping.


  3. "Chipotle Employee"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Mays Landing, NJ
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Mays Landing, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with. The best part about the job is that Chipotle only hires outgoing social people. Everything is a team environment there and there is plenty of opportunity to learn new things everyday.

    Cons

    It is hard work. Sometimes I have burned myself. You are always on your feet. But some people like this type of work as it makes the day go by faster.

    Advice to Management

    While working there for me was an overall beneficial experience, the work put in at the job was not worth the pay. If you can accept that you will be working very hard everyday, than the pay is fine, and it is a fun job with the people that work there.


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  5. "Chipotle sucks"

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    Current Employee - Takeout Specialist in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Takeout Specialist in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The free meals, and the interaction with other employees. You kinda feel like a big family

    Cons

    They expect too much, they want too much, and they work you too much, hard to get day off.

    Advice to Management

    Be a tad bit more smooth on your employees maybe they'll become better in what they do.


  6. "Good Summer Job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chipotle Crew Member in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Chipotle Crew Member in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is incredibly fast paced so you don't have much downtime. There is always something to do and you grow bonds with the people you work with quite quickly.

    Cons

    There can be some miscommunication when peak times arise. The schedule can be quite monotonous and team members not holding weight can be an issue, but that can be fixed with accountability talks and consistent communication.

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend that management play more of an active role in the front. They are often in the back looking over documents on the computer.


  7. "awful"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chipotle part-time

    Pros

    free food after every shift

    Cons

    they hire too many young teenagers who don't care about getting stuff done, and then the people who actually care have to work way harder
    promotion held over my head for 8 months due to awful new hires


  8. "crew"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crew Member
    Former Employee - Crew Member
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    fun flexible hours great atmosphere

    Cons

    management was not the best


  9. "Good company, good job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chipotle part-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, gave me experience

    Cons

    Customers could be a bit to handle


  10. "Fun at the beginning"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Pooler, GA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Pooler, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The experiences of the kitchen and all the different positions you can be

    Cons

    The customers can be very picky and rude.

    Advice to Management

    Lead the shifts better, don't be afraid to put your foot down.


  11. "It was fun and had purpose. We cared about each other."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier/Crew Member in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier/Crew Member in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open and friendly environment. They train you and provide uniform. The food is non GMO. It's a clean place to work. Very goal oriented. Fast paced. A variety of people. Nice opportunity to grow within the company.

    Cons

    New management was brought in all the time. We were understaffed mostly due to management. Overtime is not approved. Extremely fast paced. They worked you to the bone without stopping to appreciate.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people. If you are there for us we will certainly be there for you.


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