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Chipotle Mexican Grill

Restaurant Team Member: Crew

May - August 2019 • Ashburn, VA

What I liked

My coworkers were great and we got a complementary meal with each shift, which allowed me to taste all of the different options at Chipotle.

What I wish was different

I wish I had known what my shift would be further in advance. As it turned out my manager would only post the next week's shift at the end of the preceding week.

Advice

Make a concerted effort to do the best you can at a demanding job. It's not always fun, and can be frantic and stressful, but it's a great way to test your patience and work ethic. Don't be afraid to get to know your coworkers, because you're all in it together and if you get along well it makes teamwork more efficient and enjoyable.
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crew trainer

September 2017 • Bowling Green, OH

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

This is a very high stress environment so you have to know how to handle stressful situations and people
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Restaurant Crew

January - August 2019 • Barberton, OH

What I liked

The food, fellow co-workers.

What I wish was different

Reasonable managers and better scheduling in order to handle high customer volumes.

Advice

Always cluck like a chicken when you serve double chicken.
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Crew Member

May - August 2019 • Canton, GA

What I liked

Good customer service experience.

What I wish was different

Closing hours are not accurate, you stay usually 2 hours after you're scheduled.

Advice

Be ready to do a bunch of different tasks 24/7
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Chipotle Cashier

November 2017 • Harrisonburg, VA

What I liked

I liked the fast-paced atmosphere and helping customers.

What I wish was different

I wish that management had been more consistent with their expectations.

Advice

Go a little faster than you're comfortable--speed is of the essence.
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Crew Member

October 2017 • Vancouver, WA

What I liked

Free meals and tuition reimbursement program.

What I wish was different

Very poor management.

Advice

Your soul will literally die, but at least you'll get free food every shift.
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Line Cook

May - August 2019 • Syracuse, NY

What I liked

The people and environment.

What I wish was different

The shift times.

Advice

Every job has qualities to learn, even if it isn't directly related to your major.
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Team Member

June - August 2019 • Dublin, CA

What I liked

the free food

What I wish was different

i wish it was less busy

Advice

get more than one summer job because most places dont give enough hours
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Restaurant Team

December 2015 • Glen Ellyn, IL

What I liked

I have worked with Chipotle since my senior year in high school. They allow me flexibility to be able to transfer between locations, so that I can work whether at home or at school. As a student who is fully funding their own tuition, outside of scholarships, grants and loans, it is crucial for me to work to pay monthly tuition. Being able to transfer between locations means I am not worried about finding a job every season I leave or return to school. Chipotle also offers some tuition reimbursement, which has been very useful for paying off some loans and purchasing books for school.

What I wish was different

Every Chipotle's culture is extremely dependent on the management. I have worked at locations where the environment is extremely friendly and conducive to positive worker and customer experiences. I have also found some stores where the environment was so detrimental that it negatively impacted my mental health. I believe this goes for any business, but with Chipotle I have seen such a dichotomy that I encourage everyone to transfer around until they find the perfect fit.

Advice

Find the best fit with management and location. Be your own advocate for your benefits, such as sick time and tuition reimbursement.
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Food Service Worker

August 2018 • Athens, OH

What I liked

Great management and coworkers.

What I wish was different

I wish it wasnt so busy all the time but no one can control that, it was perfect in the summer.

Advice

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Crew Member

May 2019 • Algonquin, IL

What I liked

I enjoyed the ability to bond with my coworkers and well as help the customers have an enjoyable experience when then came in.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Crew

September 2017 - August 2019 • Henderson, NV

What I liked

The food

What I wish was different

Different managers, schedule issues

Advice

A great manager makes the job so much better.
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Crew member

August 2016 • West Hartford, CT

What I liked

I enjoyed my coworkers

What I wish was different

The mangers treated us more fairly

Advice

have patience, you won’t be there forever
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Prep cook

June - August 2019 • Grove City, OH

What I liked

Hours (7-4)

What I wish was different

Store morale

Advice

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Team Member

May - August 2019 • Vancouver, WA

What I liked

Being kept busy, interacting with customers.

What I wish was different

My coworkers were not friendly and I didn't get along very well with them.

Advice

I made good money for a summer job, but most likely would never go back to Chipotle. Food industry is hard!
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Chipotle

May 2019 • North Brunswick, NJ

What I liked

Good money, good people.

What I wish was different

The management in Jersey could have been better, but in Worcester, it's great.

Advice

Just get a job, any job, the experience is great, and the money is a plus.
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Grill Cook

September 2018 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Being able to manage many different tasks at the same time is very important. Keeping a constant eye on the line and how much food you have is critical.
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Crew

May 2017 • Boardman, OH

What I liked

The people

What I wish was different

Customers

Advice

Learn how to be friendly when you want to kill a customer
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Chipotle team member

May - July 2019 • McDonough, GA

What I liked

The pay plus tips

What I wish was different

more consistent scheduling

Advice

be early
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Crew

June - September 2019 • Mountain View, CA

What I liked

Not much

What I wish was different

That the work wasnt so physically demanding that it left my body hurting at the end of the day

Advice

Dont work food service full time
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