Hot Topic

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Decent first job

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Former Employee - Key Holder in Owings Mills, MD
Former Employee - Key Holder in Owings Mills, MD

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

Pros

pretty simple job at all positions, get to listen mostly to the kind of music you like (assuming you like metal) great discount, will easily work around a personal schedule (band practice and shows ect), doesn't take long to get promoted if your'e good

Cons

low pay but that's average, pretty much only way in is starting seasonal and working up, the style of the store has changed a lot in the last few years and isn't what i used to be

Advice to ManagementAdvice

store managers, keep your cool when dealing with exchanges and returns, the little mall rats and their parents don't know any better.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Hot Topic full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love my job at Hot Topic. It is the best place I have ever worked in my life and my boss is so dedicated about my team and my development. I have never had someone so invested in me, ever.

    Cons

    I wish we had more hours to work with and to give my team members more hours for their paycheck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. I love that I work here and have a family away from home.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Buyer in City of Industry, CA
    Current Employee - Buyer in City of Industry, CA

    I have been working at Hot Topic full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Used to more culture-based
    Lots of hot girls dressed provacitvely in the office

    Cons

    New managment with less emphasis on culture
    Not what you'd expect if coming from the stores

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will never be a market leader in teen fashion. Too niche.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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