cashier, grill (Former Employee), Lincoln, NE – November 20, 2013
Cons: the company is the con.
A place where you will work and work and they will give horrible work criticism. Management is inexperienced and have no sense of urgency. Co-workers are unfriendly and use derogatory comments and belittles others. The worst part of the job is that some co-workers would actually served raw chicken.
Cashier, Line cook, Dishwasher, and Busser (Former Employee), 270 S Storke Rd, Goleta, CA, 93117 – November 19, 2013
Pros: free lunches and flexible schedules
Cons: no sense of empowerment
I worked at Chipotle for nearly half a year and although I enjoyed working there, the managers were immature and lacked in their ability to oversee their employees. Constantly I would be sarcastically ridiculed by managers who, in my opinion, felt threatened by my efforts. Working there for the amount of time i did, I was able to see this same offensive – more... attitude force many employees out, however with a regenerating college work force down the street, they are oblivious to changing their ways. – less
Crew Leader (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZ – November 18, 2013
Working for Chipotle was fun, I got to meet a bunch of great people and got to learn a lot in the process. The Managers were great until you got up in the corporate level but most of them are not with the company anymore so it should be way better now. the hardest part of the job was remembering all the policies and procedures but once you have that – more... memorized its all pretty easy from there. I loved being with the crew and making people happy with our food. – less
Food Prep (Former Employee), 5880 W. Thunderbird Rd. Glendale, Arizona 85306 – November 15, 2013
Pros: pay, co-workers and management.
Cons: hours, work enviroment.
A typical day at work for me would be come in, prep food, wash dishes and talk somewhat to co-workers. I learned alot from Chipotle especially for it being my first job. I learned time management, some costomer service skills and great team work skills. The management was superp at Chipotle because they were very friendly supportive, and liked to play – more... around, but when it came down to business they really got there stuff done. My co-workers were fun reliable and helped me every step of the way to thrive in Chipotle. There were two things that were hard about that job and they were not being able to keep up with their very fast paced time schedule and not being able to see my family as much as I wanted because working all the way to 11:00 pm or 12:00 am would make me sleep all day till 4:00 pm which was the time I had to go to work. The Most enjoyable part of that job were my co-workers for the fact that even though the working enviroment was stressfull, they always made it fun and enjoyable. – less
Kitchen Manager (Former Employee), pa – November 13, 2013
Pros: friends for life, free meals
Cons: short breaks, politics
Overall experience was very challenging for fast casual food. Expectations sometime set way too high for pay. Not for the weak hearted or weak minded. Real potential to advance in the company if you are willing to "drink the kool-aid" and turn into a company robot, run your body into the ground, or sleep your way up from crew.
This job will show you – more... what you're made of, it will challenge you everyday and you will learn practical skills that will carry over into better jobs. You can gain management experience if you move up.The best part is the family you gain from you and your coworkers banding together as a team to get through some unimaginably hard days. This alone kept me there months longer than I cared to be. Most of your meals were free which was great at first, or when you're otherwise broke , but you get tired of burritos pretty fast. Most of my managers were awesome but my gm got used so badly by the company he quit after a year with a head full of grays..at 26! He was my favorite supervisor ever. This job will get you by for a little while as a part time or 2nd job . – less
They expect you to give every minute of your time to them with no notice. Change schedule with no notice whatsoever!
SERVICE MANAGER IN TRAINING, GRILL COOK (Former Employee), Washington DC – November 12, 2013
Pros: free lunches
Cons: no life, you belong to them!!!
Worked at Chipotle for 6 months. Was promised at time of hire that I could transfer to any other location with no problems as I knew would be moving to another area soon. When I only inquired with a new gm about the transfer process, (I had seen people transferred in and out of our store during the 6 months I was there) I was immediately taken off the – more... schedule before the transfer took place and I was told I made too much money and would not be able to be transferred to another location at that rate. When applied to another location closer to my new home but NOT THAT FAR away, I was told I would have to be paid $3.00 less/hour and could only guarantee me 15 hours a week when I had been working for 40 with great reviews. I was not allowed to transfer back to my original location. – less
Cashier (Former Employee), Rockwall, TX – November 11, 2013
I got fired due to a drop of salsa, no bigger than a dime, on a table that was OUTSIDE! And when a manager gave me the heads up that i was going to get fired, I called the General Manager to confirm and he told me that that Manager was a no good liar and told me there was nothing to worry about and when I came in the next day, he had a diffrent manager – more... fire me! He didnt even have to guts to do it himself! And still to this day if I walk into that resturant, the second he sees me, he quickly ducks off to the back or leaves... – less
Good Vibes with positive atittudes and great teamwork.
Server, Line Leader (Former Employee), California – November 7, 2013
Typical day at work was to come in and treat our customers with great customer service and provide the best experience each time. I learned the culture and the importance behind the company. The management was great, treated each employee equally. The hardest part working there was remember all the ingredients and specify each food. The most enjoyable – more... part was being with my team and working together daily. – less
Cashier- stock- line member (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PA – November 7, 2013
Fun, hands on, busy, and unpredictable. Valuable 13 characteristic chart we had to follow by which made us all better workers to begin with. Our staff was a huge family and we all worked together to get things done.