Compare Hot Topic vs Spirit Halloween BETA

See how working at Hot Topic vs. Spirit Halloween compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Hot Topic vs. Spirit Halloween. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Hot Topic

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Spirit Halloween

Employee Ratings

  • Hot Topic scored higher in 3 areas: Culture & Values, CEO Approval and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Spirit Halloween scored higher in 6 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management and % Recommend to a friend.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 1230 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 1005 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.4
Work-life balance
3.6
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.4
Senior Management
3.5
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.0
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Hot Topic Ceo Steve Vranes
83%
83%Steve Vranes
CEO Approval
Spirit Halloween Ceo Steven B. Silverstein
81%
81%Steven B. Silverstein
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
70%
% Recommend to a friend
79%
Spirit Halloween employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 9% higher than Hot Topic employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
53%
Hot Topic employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 11% higher than Spirit Halloween employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
42%

Salaries

Hot Topic has 771 more total submitted salaries than Spirit Halloween.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Visual Manager301 Salaries
$53,039/yr
Sales Associate185 Salaries
$9/hr
Full Time Assistant Manager79 Salaries
$14/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Store Manager143 Salaries
$2,949/mo
Sales Associate115 Salaries
$10/hr
Assistant Manager69 Salaries
$12/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Dress code" was the most mentioned Pro at Hot Topic.
  • "Fun environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Spirit Halloween.
  • Hot Topic had 16 more reviews than Spirit Halloween that mentioned "Upper management" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Dress code"(in 143 reviews)
"Employee discount"(in 93 reviews)
Pros
"Fun environment"(in 99 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 61 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 60 reviews)
"Sales associates"(in 52 reviews)
Cons
"Upper management"(in 44 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 44 reviews)
Featured Review
"Good job"Jan 27, 2021

Former Employee - Sales Associate

I worked at Hot Topic part-time

Pros

Love the people and staff Great environment Growth

Cons

The pay is very low Hours are low

Former Employee - District - Multi Unit Manager

I worked at Spirit Halloween full-time

Pros

Inclusive, Ethical, Fast Paced, Exciting, Rewarding

Cons

Lower pay for amount of work work/life balance

Advice to Management

Continue to promote a culture of respect and inclusion.

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