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Fun Job, Just don't expect them to take your carrer seriously

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Former Employee - Key Holder in Pittsburgh, PA
Former Employee - Key Holder in Pittsburgh, PA

I worked at Hot Topic part-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

-40% discount
-Generally great co-workers.
-Simple floor sets
-GREAT music selection
-Shipment was generally easy to process
-Hardly any push selling required
-Easy

Cons

-Upper management does not take your carrer seriously.
-Training used to consist of different modules that could fill a huge binder, but now its a little book, you really lose valuable information which makes customer service suffer.
-Markdowns were usually all over the place, and further markdowns were a waste of time and payroll.
-Not enough focus on customer service.

Advice to Management

Focus on the customers, stop having stores PRINT signange on the store printer and then hanging in the windows. The industry is starting to notice and its one of the most trashy things a company can do. DIY is cool if its done right, but printed signs looks cheap.

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    Sales Associate review of job

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    Current Employee - Hot Topic Sales Associate in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Hot Topic Sales Associate in Akron, OH

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    OKay pay, Okay amount of hours.

    Cons

    No bonuses, no commission, and stressful.

    Advice to Management

    MOre hours and more appreciation for sales associates.

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    Kickass Company to Work For!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Key Holder
    Current Employee - Key Holder

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -No Dresscode!
    -Easy daily task
    -Team members super easy to get along with
    -Awesome employee discount on everything including clearance (some restrictions)
    -concert ticket reimbursement

    The lead singer of Woe Is Me used to work at my store! And still comes to visit every know and then!!
    This is one company that you have to make work for you.

    Cons

    -If youre at a small (low volume) store you won't get a lot of hours
    -sales can change at the drop of a dime

    Sometimes when sales change the night beforeas an associate you'll have to quickly adapt to new promos and that can be a challenge for some ppl...

    Advice to Management

    I am apart of management so.....keep up the good work lol

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