Hot Topic

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A Dream Come True

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Glendale, AZ
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Glendale, AZ

I have been working at Hot Topic

Pros

HT has a great environment
Friendly customers
Helpful coworkers
Friendly and honest management
Great discount (20% on electronics, 40% on all clothing and accessories)
Worlds best dress code, WHATEVER YOU WANT!
Everyone I work with is supportiveand cool with my sexuality

Cons

There are so many TWILIGHT shirts to fold lol
Closing is a little hecktic but still nice
Not being full time :)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I love everything about HT, the culture, the music, the enironment, the people, even the scene kids. I love working here! I often show off my name tag to my friends and they all moan in jealousy. Honestly, This could be my career for a long time...

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Do what you love and never work a day in your life.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Hot Topic

    Pros

    Great discount, great people,customers and music! Liberal dress code does not force you into buying all Hot Topic clothes.

    Cons

    With the rate of pay being on the lower side of the retail world, it is difficult to obtain and keep talented people.

    Recommends
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    An experience in learning to manage up, and manage your own development.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of Industry, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of Industry, CA

    I worked at Hot Topic

    Pros

    The company allowed me to develop and implement exciting projects. The company also still has the potential to become a leading specialty retailer given the products it can carry. This allows for many opportunities to work with exciting partners including music labels and movie studios. Additionally the makeup of the organization provides the opportunity to dive in and help mold the company if you are at a high enough level.

    Cons

    Confusing upper management organization
    Constant directional changes
    Lack of accountability among most of staff
    Emphasis on learning different sides of the business before being promoted in the field/dept of your focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The recent changes at Hot Topic show new management has a firmer grasp on the direction they should be heading. As a reminder only, refer to those employees that shoulder most of the work when considering strategic changes. They know the business best and are closest to the action.

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