Hot Topic
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Headquarters City of Industry, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public
Industry Retail
Revenue $500 to $999 million (USD) per year

What's the Hot Topic? "Everything About the Music," according to this teen-focused retailer. Hot Topic's 655 mall-based stores in the US, Puerto Rico, and Canada sell rock-inspired clothing and accessories in settings resembling the industrial clubs where kids (ages 12 to 22) rock out. It also runs some 150 Torrid shops offering apparel and accessories for plus-sized females (as old as 29!). Though focused on selling licensed concert apparel from current and classic rockers including Iron Maiden, Nirvana, and Metallica, Hot Topic also sells tees celebrating pop culture and... More

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Employees say it's “OK”   243 ratings


58% Approve of the CEO   110 ratings

Hot Topic CEO & Director Lisa Harper

Lisa Harper

CEO & Director

As fun as you make it.

  Current Store Manager in New York, NY

Pros: No dress code, great music, fun atmosphere. Made lifelong friends here. Full Review

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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Columbus, GA Jul 2014 Reviewed last week New

Interview Details – I applied online from their website and got a call back from the store manager within a week. We scheduled a same day interview. The store manager was laid back and easy to talk to. We went over my management history, why I was looking for a new job, and why I chose to apply at Hot Topic. He asked…Full Interview

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What was the most recent risk you've taken? It wasn't difficult, just unexpected. View Answer

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