Hot Topic

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Fun job, for what it is

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Glen Burnie, MD
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Glen Burnie, MD

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

Pros

good atmosphere
good music
good co-workers
good managers
body mods ok,
GREAT discount (i miss it :()
no dress code

Cons

very low pay
very few hours,
holiday time sucks
have to stay extra late on important holidays, christmas eve etc
managers were always upset, at higher ups, saying they were terroristic.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

be fair, find people who want to work for the company and keep them, pay them well, and get stricter rules on shoplifting or someone is going to walk out with the whole store and you wont even know...

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

308 Other Employee Reviews for Hot Topic (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Great place for late teens to mid twenties

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Hot Topic full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    No dress code, like minded coworkers, merchandise discounts. FT employees receive full benefits, 401k and stock options

    Cons

    As with any retail, the customers. Corporate (they prefer the term headquarters) has lost touch with previous core values, they were cleaning house when I left and a lot of people were let go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold onto the people with tenure that still have a passion for the company. They are the ones driving your profits, not the products themselves.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great People to Work With, Hard Company to Work For

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part Time Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Part Time Assistant Manager

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

    Pros

    -Customers are some of the best and loyal you will find
    -Co-Workers are usually awesome
    -Allows for creativity and expression

    Cons

    -Too much tasking, not enough hours
    -Low pay
    -Not enough resources to fully complete position duties

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to follow through and reflect with lower staff opinions and thoughts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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