Hot Topic
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www.hottopic.com City of Industry, CA 5000+ Employees

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Worst Job Ever

Hot Topic Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Chesterfield, VA

ProsDiscount
You get well known
They'll reimburse you for going to a concert

ConsUnder paid, a wage I could never support myself on.
Called in at random time, sometimes 2 hours before a shift that needs to be covered
Never rewarded or commended for good work or great effort all the time.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe new manager is great. The old manager, now the co-assistant was a horrible leader. Be more communicative with your staff. Give hours to those who need it, not the teenagers who will just pour the money back into your store. The competitions for selling 'the most of' was a good idea. Keep up the good work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good for younger kids.

    Hot Topic Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    I have been working at Hot Topic


    Pros: *40% discount on clothing, 20% on accessories and others. *Over all easy going environment.… Cons: *Empty promises of growth - (especially depending on your store) Employees have been with the company for 2 years+ and are still sales associates getting… Advice to Senior Management: This company has really gone down the drain and is entirely money based now. Now that they realize they aren't making enough money in stores… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Great place for music lovers and teens.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at Hot Topic


    Pros: Great music, product, envioment, fantastic co workers. Cons: Babysitting teens, maximum workload with minimal coverage, no merit increases… Advice to Senior Management: Don't forget about the store level employees and all the… More
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