Hot Topic

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Good company, always changing

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

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

Pros

No dress code
Discount
Set 40 hours
Always something to do
Ability to hire staff to create strong team without micro managing from higher ups
Interactive HQ as far as LP and buyers
Great communication with DM

Cons

Constant changes to promos
Not enough hours most of the time
Company can't figure out which direction to go with product: ever.
Can't express opinions about music or fashion or religion
Focus changed from all about culture to making money whatever way we can
Signage is printed off in store; not aesthetically pleasing
Can't apprehend shoplifters but get documented if high shrink

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work a day or two in store. Learn how long some things take, and deal with the customers.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great culture, terrible career opportunities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hot Topic Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Hot Topic Sales Associate in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Teamwork, Culture, Hours, Freedom, Individuality.

    Cons

    No room for raises or promotions. Little pay as possible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more competitive as a career builder to hold on to more valuable employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun job, for what it is

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
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