Hot Topic Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Seasonal Sales Associate

    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Montclair, NJ
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Montclair, NJ

    I worked at Hot Topic part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was amazing working in Hot Topic and greeting all customers and making sure they found what they were looking for.

    Cons

    I wish I couldn't worked there for a longer period of time instead of just working a seasonal position.

    Advice to Management

    It was a fun environment to work in, and very comfortable.

  2. Great Store

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hot Topic part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The discounts here were really great, 40% off most things, even if they were on sale. The coworkers are all really nice and super fun to be around

    Cons

    They put major stress to talk to the customers, so if you weren't willing to talk a lot this job may not be for you

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing

  3. love it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hot Topic part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great experience, and great discounts.

    Cons

    Very little hours,

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  5. good but not great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Third Key in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Third Key in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Hot Topic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great people and atmosphere to work in

    Cons

    not a lot of overtime or high pay

    Advice to Management

    don't hire so many people

  6. Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hot Topic Sales Associate in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Hot Topic Sales Associate in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Hot Topic part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great people to work with. Everyone is friendly and willing to answer any questions asked. The discount is amazing too!

    Cons

    Not very many hours. If you aren't management don't expect more then 25-30 hours a week and that's if you are a good worker. They hire seasonal and keep you if they have the pay to do so. You only get medical benefits if you are management.

    Advice to Management

    I never really had any problems with management.

  7. Wonderful first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier

    I have been working at Hot Topic part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Discounts
    Works around schedule
    Positive work enviorment

    Cons

    It can be overwhelming in the beginning.

  8. Love this company . . .

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Hot Topic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers, great music, great discount and all things nerdy.

    Cons

    Never enough payroll. Unlimited tasks 24/7.

    Advice to Management

    You have to spend to get things done. Payroll is needed for the amout of tasking you expect.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Best Job I've Ever Had

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Hot Topic part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance
    Culture
    Everyone is awesome
    You feel valued in the job you are doing
    The food in the cafeteria is a good and we have food trucks come
    Pet friendly Fridays
    Everyone loves what they do here

    Cons

    Office politics
    Never have time to utilize the gym
    Amount of pay
    Location of HQ
    I never thought I'd say this, but there is too much chocolate and sweets everywhere

  10. Best job yet.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Hot Topic part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Really great atmosphere
    - Dress code (getting to wear whatever you like, having tattoos, colored hair, etc.)
    - Flexible scheduling
    - Awesome coworkers
    - Employee discount
    - Concert ticket compensation

    Working at Hot Topic has been the greatest. I love my job here.

    Cons

    - Hours aren't very reliable, but that's true with most retail jobs
    - Moving up can be very difficult
    - Closing the store can take a very long time, but it's nothing too major.
    - Shipment can get a little bit crazy at times.

  11. Good employer, great atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hot Topic part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good people, customers are fun, job duties are well-defined, management keeps employees informed of their status & performance, always something new and exciting.

    Cons

    Corporate sometimes does things that make no sense, occasional redundant and/or pointless rearrangement of floor displays, despite systems in place to reduce labor/increase efficiency corporate insists upon staff double/triple contacting customers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people.

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