Hot Topic

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Eh...

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Current Employee - Hot Topic Keyholder in Duluth, GA
Current Employee - Hot Topic Keyholder in Duluth, GA

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

Pros

Great co-workers! Love the customers!

Cons

Took job only looking for a few extra hours, was told it would only be about 20... Im scheduled usually 32! I have other jobs and this one is boring and my training was not very great for the position. Even if you are sick, they still make you come in due to their lack of staffing.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    After 5 years, the paycheck wasn't worth it anymore.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Hot Topic full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    40% off discount on most merchandise, including sale items. 20% off on CD's and electronics.
    Regular pay
    Monthly Bonus Program

    Cons

    DM demanded "feedback" but actually wanted a plan of action to achieve better KPI and sales results. Being asked to respond to 5 or more emails everyday when the HQ directive was to spend less time behind the counter was a major contadiction.
    Pushing denim to customers that were already loyal to other brands. Hot Topic missed the boat on being a denim destination and would NOT LET IT GO!
    Pigeon holing of tenured management members.
    Lots of turnover of tenured managers in the last 6 months
    Not enough payroll to accomplish workload
    Little to no growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're losing all of your experienced, loyal managers. Maybe this is an isolated phenomenon in Columbus, OH but I suspect to improve profit margins the turnover of higher payed, tenured management is the M.O.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    not a great job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Keyholder in North Olmsted, OH
    Current Employee - Keyholder in North Olmsted, OH

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

    Pros

    -no dress code
    -great music
    -good people

    Cons

    -mgmt lacks maturity
    -most store mangers pick favorites
    -hard to get the job
    -hard to get a promotion
    -expected to do 8 hrs of work in 4
    -babysitting teens all day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the higher ups need to check in on there store managers more often

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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