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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 (more than 5 years)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Fun job, for what it is

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    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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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...

  2. 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 (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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