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

Pros

you get the chance to interact with all kind of people, listen to good music while you work, develop really good management style

Cons

pay rate is not that good if you got promoted within, the fact that the company tried to go in some many different direction got you confuse at some point.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

keep the good work and always lead by example

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    Worst Job Ever

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    Former Employee - Hot Topic Sales Associate  in  Chesterfield, VA
    Former Employee - Hot Topic Sales Associate in Chesterfield, VA

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Under 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 ManagementAdvice

    The 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Music, pop cluture, records, fashion, fun!

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

    Pros

    great job that suited my personal ethics and style. I was a happy and willing brand ambassador.

    Cons

    My store location was closed down quite abruptly. My DM was not informed either which meant There was no opportunity for my relacation to another location within the company. Overall, my particular situation was handled with little to no tact or concern for maintaining a superb store staff and management team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    realize that your employees are human beings with families, mortgages, and lives. We are not some number. The company has started to forget this as Lisa Harper took control of the company. In my store's articular case, she willfully closed down a very good performing store with no plan of moving locations, which may effectively lose the company some of its clientele in the area.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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