Hot Topic
3.2 of 5 224 reviews
www.hottopic.com City of Industry, CA 5000+ Employees

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Decent first job

Key Holder (Former Employee)
Owings Mills, MD

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

Prospretty 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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Terrible district manager + low pay

Part-Time Assistant Manager (Former Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

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


Pros: I enjoyed being at the front of pop-culture and also having… Cons: Terrible wages.. My district manager lied to me about what I would be paid when I got promoted. Policy seemed to change weekly and it… Advice to Senior Management: Get involved in the day to day life of your stores. Perform actual reviews of District Managers. From what I hear some are good, and… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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City of Industry, CA

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


Pros: Used to more culture-based Lots of hot girls dressed provacitvely in… Cons: New managment with less emphasis on culture Not what you'd expect… Advice to Senior Management: You will never be a market leader in teen fashion.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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