Hot Topic
3.2 of 5 224 reviews
www.hottopic.com City of Industry, CA 5000+ Employees

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Great culture, terrible career opportunities.

Hot Topic Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Orlando, FL

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

ProsTeamwork, Culture, Hours, Freedom, Individuality.

ConsNo room for raises or promotions. Little pay as possible

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more competitive as a career builder to hold on to more valuable employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Fun job, for what it is

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Glen Burnie, MD

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


Pros: good atmosphere good music good co-workers good managers body mods ok, GREAT discount (i miss… Cons: very low pay very few hours, holiday time sucks have to stay extra late on important… Advice to Senior Management: be fair, find people who want to work for the company and keep them, pay them well, and get… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Great place for late teens to mid twenties

Store Manager (Former Employee)

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


Pros: No dress code, like minded coworkers, merchandise discounts. FT employees… Cons: As with any retail, the customers. Corporate (they prefer the term headquarters) has lost touch with previous… Advice to Senior Management: Hold onto the people with tenure that still have a passion for… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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