Working for Chipotle
From front line workers to team leaders, on up to area managers, team directors, and the higher echelons of regional directors and general managers, the Chipotle corporation offers plenty of room for career expansion for those who show initiative and a willingness to commit to the company’s mission and vision.
Famous for almost never, ever changing or expanding their core menu selection, Chipotle is obviously a company that likes predictability and places a very strong value on serving their customers what they want, versus trying to “guess” what they want by altering the menu and experimenting with recipes.
Though never accused of being “healthy,” per se, Chipotle does hold a progressive approach to nutrition, by emphasizing organic over GMO-foods, humane animal treatment practices, and a focus on fresh, vegetarian options. Their phrase for this is “Food With Integrity.”
A felon might rightly gather, then, from reading about Chipotle’s commitment to predictability and integrity that these are the exact same characteristics they like to see in their employees. And you’d be right!
They’re also after folks who are want to grow with them. As the Careers page on their website says, “advancement comes from doing great work and making those around us better. It’s a philosophy that results in quick growth—we’re opening a new restaurant every three days.” Every three days? That’s some rapid expansion!
Unlike many fast food joints, at Chipotle you may actually learn how to cook! They boost of using raw ingredients and making items from scratch, versus pulling premade, chemical-laden food substances from a deep freezer. They’re also dedicated to training and fostering a positive work environment for their employees.
In terms of personality traits, they claim to be after workers who are “curious, polite, presentable, happy, high energy, ambitious, honest, smart, conscientious, and hospitable.” Are these the traits you’re known for? If so, and if you’ve got an interest in working for a fast food company that’s different from their competitors, we recommend giving Chipotle Mexican Grill a try.