Hot Topic

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Huge workload, but great benefits

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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

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  1. 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 a 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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not the same as it was.

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hot Topic Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Hot Topic Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Hot Topic part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good discounts; 40% off clothing and 25% off music and accesories. Good atmosphere, there's always something to do. Interesting co-workers and customers. Knowledge of pop culture, music, and fashion make the job easier and fun.

    Cons

    $7.25/hour starting off. HT hires way too many seasonal workers who can get as little as 2 shifts every two weeks. Employees often discuss personal lives with one another and there is favoritism amongst management. Unecessary gossip. It's harder to find a job after quitting unless you reached management level because of the stigma regarding HT employee appearance. Listing it as work history can work against you in the long run on future job applications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage rewards and teambuilding. Don't hire so many seasonal workers; have faith and invest in your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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