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Most pleasant job I've ever had.

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Former Employee - Full Time Assistant Manager in Miami, FL
Former Employee - Full Time Assistant Manager in Miami, FL

I worked at Hot Topic

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

-Great work environment
-Great music while you work (of all genres)
-Lots of communication

Cons

-Much lower pay than most ASM positions.

Advice to Management

I worked at Hot Topic for about three years total and I loved every minute of it. The only reason I left was because of pay. Other than that, I was completely happy.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    I loved it until they got a new CEO.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of Industry, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of Industry, CA

    I worked at Hot Topic

    Pros

    No dress code, open environment, lots of great people, on site ATM, gym, cafe, great benefits, chiropractor, physician's assistant, etc.

    Cons

    Many of the management team people have been let go and replaced by new people that I'm not sure what their vision for the company is.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people that have been there for a while. They have good information and are open to new ideas and feedback.


  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of Industry, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of Industry, CA

    I worked at Hot Topic

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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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