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Not as good as you would think.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of Industry, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of Industry, CA

I have been working at Hot Topic full-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

No dress code. In house cafe. Can request extended leave for creative pursuits.

Cons

Very poor organization and structure. Technologically backwards. Political correctness prevents constructive feedback. Culture is substituted for proper compensation.

Advice to Management

The company is riddled with internal delays and inefficiencies. The marketing and product development is great but other elements receive lackluster attention. No one in other positions can expect to receive any attention or accolades.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    It is a unqiue store that provides fashion to the ones who mainly appricates music.

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    Current Employee - Hot Topic Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Hot Topic Sales Associate in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hot Topic part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a store where you will discover a new world of music, and you will feel passionate about working in a store who appricates the art of music.

    Cons

    Well my main style is a band shirt & some skinny jeans, and as of lately the Hot Topic i attend on a regular basis have been stocking more on Barbie supplies or Hello Kitty, instead of the things they usually have.

    Advice to Management

    Less stocking on the rappers, Barbie, and Hello Kitty & More band related things. Alternative, Metal, Rock, Deathcore and so on.

  2. Helpful (2)

    TSM

    • Culture & Values
    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 Management

    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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