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Great place for late teens to mid twenties

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Former Employee - Store Manager
Former Employee - Store Manager

I worked at Hot Topic full-time for 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

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    Great People to Work With, Hard Company to Work For

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    Former Employee - Part Time Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Part Time Assistant Manager

    I worked at Hot Topic part-time for 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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    Just another corporate job - the rock and roll is gone.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Industry, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Industry, CA

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

    Pros

    Great Discount
    Awesome coworkers
    Constant Change
    The Office is cool looking
    The music they play is good
    Benefit package is competitive
    On site gym and cafe

    Cons

    Constant Change
    Same Corporate BS as everywhere else
    Late nights and weekends (24/7/365 job)
    systems are old and outdated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a plan and stick to it. As someone who has to execute your ideas. It is hard to hit a moving target.
    Don't take status quo for an answer. Just because this is the way we have always done things doesn't mean this is they way we should always do things. Change is a good thing. You need to change to be competitive. Don't be scared.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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