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I work there and my restaurant is great, close to being a restauranteur.

My GM is Hispanic and my apprentice is black. In fact, 35%+ of my co-workers are minorities. I've been late by a couple minutes multiple times and the only thing that's ever been said to me is to work on it and to make sure I call and let them know if I'm going to be late so they don't worry I'm not coming in. When I was trained it was me who was worried about speed and I was told that yes it's important but while I'm learning they certainly don't expect me to meet the optimal time expectations and they're more worried about the quality of the job first than my speed. My managers have been super supportive as understanding, practicing what they preach.

Since I've started 4 months ago the only people who have been fired are one manager- for not being an empowering leader and not treating employees in a way that represents the culture Chipotle is striving for- and the other, a crew member for being a low-performing and not exhibiting the 13 characteristics we look for.

I'm on my way to a promotion at the moment (in training for it.) It's very easy to move up if you are the right person and have all the characteristics.

Also our food is THE best. It was already my favorite before I started and I always said I could eat it every day and not be sick of it. Now I do and I'm still not sick of it.

Best company I've worked for BY FAR. I can back them up 95%. My only complaint is that crew members and lower level employees should be paid more because we work HARD and it IS demanding.

Besides that though, I absolutely adore this company and working here. Love. Love. Love.

April 01 2015 at 3:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Cindy Pearson Lewis

What a complete joke. Chipotle does not care about their employees. It's the worst restaurant culture I have ever been exposed to. They hire and fire at the drop of a hat, no warning. Unreal expectations and give NO ONE a chance to learn or train. If you don't do everything in breakneck speed the first time you are trained YOU'RE FIRED. If your one minute late (literally, one minute) after 6 months of coming in 15 minutes before your shift YOU'RE FIRED. DO NOT CHOOSE CHIPOTLE AS AN EMPLOYER, UNLESS YOU WANT TO BE LOOKING FOR ANOTHER JOB IN A MONTH, because they will fire you. They love firing people. It's a very strange culture indeed.

November 13 2014 at 3:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

who was paid to write this? look at all the restaurateurs that chipotle has and what percentage of them are of African American decent? out of 1,200 stores? maybe one. Literally. If you are black and work for Chipotle, speak up and tell everybody the truth about how you are treated!

October 20 2014 at 1:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Dontworry's comment

Seriously?? Are you stupid? I'm black and I work for Chipotle and I think you should shut up. Anyone who puts in the work can become a Restaurateur--if there aren't any black ones, that is no one's fault but the black people who either don't work there, or who do work there and simply don't have what it takes to become one! No one owes you anything! They don't have to promote ANYONE OF ANY COLOR SIMPLY BECAUSE OF THEIR COLOR! Quit playing the race card and making the rest of us look bad. You wonder why people are racist towards you.

November 13 2014 at 3:47 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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