Chipotle employee benefits breakdown

Last updated: May 29, 2024
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Famous for its burritos, tacos, and other delicious Mexican cuisines, Chipotle is an American fast-food chain that has a lot more to offer than just delicious Mexican-inspired fare.

Employees enjoy several Chipotle perks not offered by other companies in the same industry. This is one of the reasons why Chipotle is such an attractive place to work.

In this article, we’ll give you a rundown of Chipotle’s business, and the benefits employees receive as restaurant staff, management, or support staff.

What is Chipotle?

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. is a restaurant founded in Colorado in 1993. It is committed to responsibly sourced food with wholesome ingredients, without artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

With over 2,750 restaurants in the U.S., Canada, UK, France, and Germany, it’s the only restaurant company of its size that owns and operates all its restaurants.

Chipotle specializes in tacos and burritos made to order, which is why it’s named after the word chipotle, the Nahuatl name for a smoked and dried jalapeño chili pepper.

What benefits do Chipotle employees get?

All of Chipotle’s staff are entitled to Chipotle employee benefits. But, Chipotle’s restaurant crew benefits differ from management and support staff benefits.

When you apply for one of many open Chipotle jobs, you’re in the running to receive all of the benefits of working at Chipotle.

Chipotle’s employee benefits include health insurance packages, financial wellness, education assistance, and more. As an employee, your unique package will be assigned a Chipotle benefits number, indicating the benefits available to you.

Chipotle Employee Health Benefits

Let’s take a look at the benefits you can receive when working for Chipotle.

All Employees

  • Healthcare advocacy
    Chipotle provides access to full-time assistants that answer any benefit, healthcare, and pharmacy questions at no cost to the employee for all healthcare packages.

    They can assist with researching care options, scheduling appointments, negotiating bills, answering treatment questions, and more.

  • Telemedicine
    The telemedicine benefit allows you to text a doctor 24-hours a day, seven days a week through 98point6.

    The service provides Chipotle employees with access to certified physicians trained to treat and diagnose medical conditions over the phone. They can answer medical questions, fill prescriptions, assist with chronic conditions, discuss medication, and much more.

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  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    Chipotle’s EAP allows employees and dependents to speak with licensed counselors for free, either face-to-face, over the phone, or through virtual counseling sessions. This service is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week, and is strictly confidential.

Restaurant Crew Benefits

  • Medical, dental, and vision plans
    Chipotle offers four types of healthcare plans to restaurant crew members, both part-time and full-time, after they’ve worked 30 hours or more per week over 12 months.

    Those plans include their Anthem Preventive Plus, Anthem Hourly PPO, Delta Dental PPO plan, and EyeMed PPO vision plan.

    These plans come at a cost to each employee, which is currently as follows:

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Management and Support Staff

  • Medical, dental, and vision plans
    As a member of Chipotle’s management or support staff, you're eligible for three different medical plan options; Anthem EPO, Anthem PPO, and Anthem CDHP. If you live in California, you’re eligible for Kaiser.

    These are the costs associated with each of those plans.

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Chipotle Employee Financial Benefits

All Employees

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings
    All employees can pay into a 401(k), a retirement account to which you contribute a defined amount from each paycheck. After you’ve worked with Chipotle for 12 months, Chipotle will match your contribution up to a certain amount.

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
    Chipotle is a public company. Employees that have worked with Chipotle for 12 months have the opportunity to purchase company stock through their ESPP at a discounted price. The company deducts the cost of the stock from your paycheck.

Restaurant Crew Only

  • Annual Bonus
    Chipotle crew members that have been employed for at least one year, and are currently in good standing, are eligible for an annual bonus each December as a part of Chipotle’s bonus program. The amount of that bonus is based on a percentage of their annual earnings.

  • Quarterly Performance Bonus
    Chipotle restaurant crew are eligible for a bonus equivalent to one week of pay if your Chipotle location achieves certain performance metrics. If you meet those metrics all year, you could receive one whole month of pay.

  • Paid Time Off
    Members of the restaurant crew with uninterrupted employment for 12 months can accrue up to 40 hours of paid time off. At the start of the year, they’re also given 24 hours of sick time. In some states, sick time is accrued instead of granted at the start of the year.

Management and Staff

  • Financial counseling and planning
    Management and support staff can access an online portal to help them with their financial well-being, AYCO, which provides employees with a guide to monitor and manage their finances.

  • Life and disability insurance
    Chipotle pays the full cost of basic life, accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, as well as dependent life insurance, short-term disability (STD), and long-term disability (LTD). Employees can purchase additional life and AD&D Insurance through Chipotle if they desire.

  • Paid parental leave
    After the birth or adoption of a child, moms receive up to 12 weeks of paid leave, and dads receive four weeks of paid leave. Leave must be taken within 12 weeks of a birth or adoption.

  • Adoption assistance
    If you’re looking to adopt a child and have been with Chipotle for 12 months, Chipotle will reimburse 80% of the expenses related to the adoption at a maximum of $7,500 per child.

  • Reimbursement accounts
    Chipotle employees are eligible to sign up for flexible spending accounts that set aside pre-tax dollars from your paycheck for healthcare, dependent care, adoption assistance, and commuter transit or parking.

  • Voluntary benefits
    Employees can sign up for accident and hospital indemnity insurance, identity theft protection, pet insurance, and home and auto insurance through Chipotle voluntarily.

  • Paid time off
    All management and staff employees are provided a comprehensive package of vacation, sick, and holiday paid time off from work.

Chipotle Employee Career Benefits

All Employees

Every Chipotle employee can receive education assistance of up to $5,250 each year for educational goals. You may be eligible for Chipotle’s debt-free degree program, which includes tuition reimbursement for a GED or a qualified business or technology degree.

Unique Chipotle Employee Benefits

Restaurant Crew Only

  • Free meals
    Restaurant crews receive one free meal per daily shift. These meals include one entrée, one drink, and one side.

  • Free uniform
    Employees are provided free shirts and hats. The quantity depends on the average number of hours and shifts worked.

  • Discounts
    Chipotle partners with Perkspot to provide employee discounts to national and local merchants and service providers, including cell phones and plans purchased through AT&T and Verizon.

  • Gym discounts
    Chipotle partners with Active & Fit to offer 1,500+ digital workout videos, unlimited one-on-one coaching in fitness, nutrition, and sleep, and access to 11,000+ fitness centers and studios.

When are you eligible for Chipotle benefits?

The restaurant crew must work with Chipotle for 12 months of interrupted employment to be eligible for benefits. Management and support staff are immediately eligible and must enroll in their preferred benefit plans within the first 30 days of employment.

Chipotle offers a wide variety of benefits to suit employee needs

Chipotle offers a wide variety of benefits to employees at all levels. If you’re interested in a career with Chipotle, search for open roles near you with Jobcase. Check out our job search tool to get started right away.



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