I got hired through my brother who worked with them for a while and recently became manager. I was hired at a brand new location in the mall back in November 2015 with 29 other new Chipolians. We all began training and learning everything everyday for 2 weeks straight from prep to grill to line. Then everyone got to pick their positions and I made the mistake of choosing cashier. The GM, Nico, told me it would be temporary anyway so I just agreed to be a cashier. On our first week of training they fired one of the girls who they felt was a "low performer" because of her rude attitude towards others. I thought "wow, this is awesome they fired someone who always complained and didn't do shit". We opened the restaurant and started business with now 28 people. Along the way they starting firing people out of the blue and at first it was a democracy because everyone voted on everything from hiring to firing and promoting. We all got pressured to learn Top Performance, Empowerment, Knowledge of High Standards. Soon people were fired because they didn't know what all this meant to them. Chipotle expects to change people's lives through this method. I thought Nico was the most caring manager ever and we did one-on-ones so we would "connect" on a deeper level. We all started the process towards restauranteur and Nico was so obsessed on getting it. We went through so many visits from the higher people like the field leader and team directors and other managers from the surrounding locations. It was a test to show how Chipotle was changing our lives. Most of the time I had to bullshit because my life wasn't so messed up and it was no life changing matter for me. May 25th of 2016, Nico sits down with me and threatened to fire me because I was 2 minutes late almost everyday! He also said that I wasn't doing anything but talk to everyone when I restocked my cashier station, line station, and did dishes because everyone else was supposedly busy! I always detailed cleaned everything because that place got filthy after a while. Anyway that's what he said to me and I felt so betrayed because I helped him and the team get restaurateur all those visits I had to prep myself for and in the end I was betrayed. The next day I was so upset I wrote a letter of resignation and basically told Nico and the team good luck with restauranteur and I would not stand for someone calling me a "low performer" and I would not be kissing ass to stay. Two weeks later they ended up getting it and I said that if it weren't for the original team they wouldn't have got it. They never genuinely cared, they only acted like they did just so we can get them restauranteur! Working for Chipotle was a mistake.
Posted June 6th, 2016 by Cowardly Chipotle Hater