Taco Bell Team Member

Taco Bell Team Member Job Description & Interview

Job Description and Duties

What Does a Taco Bell Team Member Do?

Like many other fast food establishments, the position of team member encompasses a number of entry-level job duties at Taco Bell. Primary job duties include greeting guests, taking food and drink orders, preparing food and drink, maintaining a clean work environment, and answering questions about menu items and promotions.

Training and Learning Other Duties

Taco Bell team members also operate drive-thru windows and take inventory. Additional crew member responsibilities vary by Taco Bell location. Taco Bell team members use cash registers, ovens, microwaves, and other various pieces of kitchen equipment.

During training, new-hire employees learn standard protocol, safety guidelines for handling and preparing food, and how to prepare food through visual instruction and hands-on orientation.

Salary and Compensation

How Much Do They Get Paid?

Applicants 16 and older may apply for Taco Bell team member jobs. An entry-level job, most Taco Bell team members work part-time. Team members generally start out making minimum wage but may receive pay increases through advancement into management careers or experience gained on the job.

Are There Any Other Benefits?

More experienced team member associates may earn up to $10.00 per hour. Taco Bell fast food restaurants may also offer team members discounts on food and drink or other work benefits, such as medical coverage or 401(k) plans. Employment benefits and availability may vary by location.


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Taco Bell Team Member Interview Video

Video Transcript

Interviewer: Please describe your job title and primary duties.
Taco Bell Team Member: I’m a crew member at Taco Bell, and basically what I do is the cleaning, the cooking, attending to customer service, and all that stuff, and sometimes drive-thru.

Interviewer: What was the work environment like?
Taco Bell Team Member: Busy. It’s fast paced, so you have to keep up with the customers’ demands.

Interviewer: Please describe a typical day as an employee.
Taco Bell Team Member: You clock in, then you look at the schedule to see what you’re on, and then you just go to that, and your food prep, and make sure everything is at the right temperature. Then, tending to customers at the same time and just making sure that anything the manager needs is done.

Interviewer: How would you describe the application and interview process?
Taco Bell Team Member: When I applied to Taco Bell, it was actually instant. The manager or the person that owned that Taco Bell was there, so he was hiring a whole bunch of people, and I just walked in and got the job.

Interviewer: What should an applicant wear to the job interview?
Taco Bell Team Member: Probably business casual, like a nice sweater with slacks, maybe good dress shoes.

Interviewer: What questions did the interviewer ask during the job interview?
Taco Bell Team Member: “Do you have reliable transportation?”, and “What is your flexibility?” Those were things that were asked.

Interviewer: What other advice would you give to a job seeker looking to gain employment?
Taco Bell Team Member: Apply, apply, and apply, I guess. Apply until you get the job.


  • Linda M Terry says:

    Do you have to be 18 to be hired as a team member at Taco Bell?

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