In a game changer for fast food restaurant employee satisfaction, Chipotle have announced that from next month they will offer all employees full tuition reimbursements, sick pay and paid vacations.
The Mexican Grill company are changing their employee benefit package so that workers paid hourly and those on full salaries can enjoy these lucrative extras from July 1st.
JD Cummings, recruitment strategy manager at Denver-based Chipotle, and William Espey, brand voice lead in Chipotle’s marketing division, made the announcement during a presentation at the annual Summer Brand Camp marketing and human resources conference.
We just made an announcement internally that we are now going to be offering sick pay and paid vacation time for all employees at all levels of the company, including all entry-level employees. And we’re going to be offering the full-tuition reimbursement that we offer salaried employees to all hourly employees.
It’s an incredible statement by our leadership about how much we want to invest in the best people we have and to keep them with us. We have a lot of folks who, if they realize they could make a career with Chipotle, would stick with us while they are in college and take advantage of our tuition-reimbursement program. They could find the path to restaurateur is an amazing path that they might not have thought of.
Our platform is built around opportunity. We open a new restaurant every two days. Last year, we promoted 10,000 employees at the restaurant level into management positions.
We’re anticipating a summer rush from students looking to get jobs with Chipotle after this!