Chipotle Job Application Guide
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$2.7 billion (2012)
Chipotle is a chain of restaurants that specializes in selling tacos and burritos. There are more than 1,400 Chipotle locations in the world, and the company employs more than 37,000 people.
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You can use StartWire to search and apply for select jobs at Chipotle. When you apply through us, we'll provide you with instant access to tools that you can use to keep your job search as organized and efficient as possible. Apply now
You can also apply for jobs through Chipotle's hiring website. If you choose to apply in this way, don't forget to come back and tell us about your application so we can help you keep your job search organized.
Filling out the Chipotle application is very quick and easy. From start to finish, it should take you no more than 30 minutes, depending on how much work history you have and how well you've prepared the information you'll need beforehand.
Before you can apply for a job at Chipotle, you will need to create an account on their hiring site. Creating an account is simple, and requires only your name, email address, password, and answers to security questions.
Once you've created your account, you can start the actual application process. You will need to provide your name, address, phone number, social security number, shift availability, expected pay rate, work experience, education, and references. We highly recommend preparing all of this information before you get started. Not only will being organized help you speed up the application process, it will also ensure that you have everything you need before you get started.
The bulk of the application is designed to collect your personal information, but there is one section that is different. In this section, you will be asked three questions:
"Why do you want to work for Chipotle?"
"What are you passionate about?"
"What makes you the perfect candidate?"
Think about your answers very carefully. If you aren't exactly sure what to say, take some time to read through their 'about us' and hiring sections to learn about the company's corporate values. Do you identify with any of them? If so, that would be an excellent thing to mention.
There are two different ways to get updates on your application status. The first is to login to Chipotle's hiring website. They will update the status from time to time to let you know if you're still being considered for a position at the company. The second way to get an update is to contact the hiring manager at the store where you wish to work, and ask if you're still being considered.
Chipotle is an equal opportunity employer
Jobs available at Chipotle
In their restaurants, Chipotle is always hiring team members, apprentice managers, restaurant managers, service managers, and area managers. There are also many positions available in their corporate offices. Check back often to learn about new job openings as they're announced. Search jobs
Types of people Chipotle wants to hire
Chipotle wants to hire dedicated, friendly, helpful, and courteous people to join their team. Customer service and leadership skills are highly valued within the Chipotle organization. If you have any experience in those ares, you should do your best to emphasize them on your job application. Additionally, Chipotle wants to hire people who share their corporate values. Before you apply (and especially before you go in for an interview), make sure that you know what their corporate values are, and think of ways that you can help them achieve them.
You must be at least 16 years old to work at Chipotle.
Steve Ells is the Chairman and CEO of Chipotle.
Chipotle is a publicly traded company (NYSE: CMG). In 2012 they reported $2.7 billion in revenue, $455 million in operating income, $278 million in net income, $1.6 billion in assets, and $1.2 billion in equity.
In 1993, Steve Ells opened the first Chipotle restaurant in Denver, Colorado. The store was initially funded by his father, and it became successful very quickly. They initially expanded the company within Colorado, but by 1999 it was time to move out of the state and expand elsewhere.
In 1998, McDonald's began investing heavily in the company. There were 16 restaurants before McDonald's started investing, but by 2005 there were more than 500 locations. In 2006 they decided to become a public company, and used the new cashflow to expand further. McDonald's remained an investor in Chipotle in 2006, when they decided to focus on their own restaurants instead.
Today, there are more than 1,400 Chipotle restaurants in the United States, with additional locations in Canada, England, and France.