Hot Topic

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TSM

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Former Employee - TSM in Kansas City, MO
Former Employee - TSM in Kansas City, MO

I worked at Hot Topic full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Great atmosphere, casual dress code. Open communication between field and HQ with fashion, music and pop culture trends. Dm and upper management listen to suggestions and act on them. Great place to be if you have a passion for music, pop culture and customer service. Benefits are amazing and affordable. Flexible schedules and paid vacations. Very structured and organized to minimize excessive work load for managers. Hot topic is a great place to begin your retail career or to continue in upper management.

Cons

Relocation usually required for promotion outside of store level. No assistance is given if you relocate voluntarily. My family was relocated out of state and I had to quit my job of 7 years.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Follow through on commitments made. Your loyal store managers are more valuable than you think. Take the time to accommodate major life changes for your associates and protect your key assets.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Huge workload, but great benefits

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    Current Employee - Full Time Assistant Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Full Time Assistant Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Hot Topic full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The insurance options are low-priced with great coverage. The company matches 50% of 401K contributions. There are great opportunityes for advancement. The bonyus program scales based on performance and store volume.

    Cons

    The workload is huge and there's not enough time to get everything done without going over allotted payroll hours. It's not a job you can just forget about once you're off work esprecially if you're a store manager- expect to field phone calls from employees and higher-ups even from home.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was fun, management was easy to work with

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    Current Employee - Hot Topic Sales Associate in Woodbridge, VA
    Current Employee - Hot Topic Sales Associate in Woodbridge, VA

    I have been working at Hot Topic part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Interesting people come in everyday

    Cons

    Retail is harder then you think

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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