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Great culture, interesting work, NO WORK/LIFE BALANCE

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Former Employee - Internet  in  City of Industry, CA
Former Employee - Internet in City of Industry, CA

I worked at Hot Topic full-time for more than a year

Pros

Hot Topic has a great company culture. It is relaxed, casual and incredibly into music. There are TVs all over the office playing a variety of music all day and bands stop by frequently to play private concerts for employees. They operate on a 9/80 work schedule meaning you work 80 hours in 9 days, so you get every other Friday off.

Cons

They under-staff positions, you end up doing the work of at least two people. I would come into work at 8AM, leave at 7PM and still have a couple of hours of work to do every night at home. Requests for an additional employee were denied.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give more resources to the internet department! They are hard workers and generate just as much revenue as the brick and mortar counterparts. You should also re-examine some of the people in your leadership positions. When I was there, I feel there were quite a few people being paid to do nothing but play on Facebook all day.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Not as good as you would think.

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    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 for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good work environment-not a lot of hours

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    Former Employee - Hot Topic Sales Associate  in  Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Hot Topic Sales Associate in Ontario, CA

    I worked at Hot Topic part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good music to listen to while you work, great coworkers, 40% discount on merchandise, not hard work

    Cons

    Don't give sales associates many hours. don't expect more than 20 hours a week unless you are a manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    some employees who are not students would like to work more hours a week and have to take other jobs just to make ends meet. so giving up to 30 hours would be nice

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