Hot Topic Overview

  • City of Industry, CA
  • 5001 to 10000 Employees
  • 1989
  • Company - Private
  • Department, Clothing & Shoe Stores
  • Unknown / Non-Applicable

Founded in 1989 in a Southern California garage, Hot Topic employs over 10,000 associates between 600+ retail locations, our headquarters, and two distribution centers.
Mission: We will do all that we can as a company to promote diversity and inclusion. We will continue to strive to do good, to create a sense of belonging for all, and to be a destination and source of positivity for our employees, our customers, and our community. We will take action ...

Company Updates

May 17, 2022
To honor Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, all net proceeds from sales of AAPI tees through the month of May will benefit Stop AAPI Hate. See more on the collection here:
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May 12, 2022
If you haven’t already tuned in, Hot Topic has launched its very own live shopping show! HT LIVE partners with special guest hosts to feature our latest drops & giveaways…. LIVE. You can tune in, hang out, chat and shop exclusive Hot Topic merch with fellow fans and our hosts directly on the app or on Check out our upcoming HT LIVE shows as well as re-watch past events here:
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Hot Topic Reviews

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331 Ratings
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Feb 22, 2022 - Sales


Great co workers and employee discounts


Low pay, not a lot of hours
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Diversity & Inclusion at Hot Topic

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How is diversity at Hot Topic?

...Company would rather hire incompetence for diversity points rather than just pay workers a livable wage so they can enjoy the good things about Hot Topic....Read More

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Hot Topic Interviews

Getting an Interview
In Person45%
Applied online39%
Employee Referral10%

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    Anonymous Employee in City of Industry, CA
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    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Hot Topic (City of Industry, CA)


    Interviewed for a position at HQ. The recruiter was amazing! They constantly gave me updates on my application each week. Interview process was great -- it felt like I was having a conversation with the team.

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Hot Topic Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Places To Work In Los AngelesBuilt In2022
  • Best Employers for WomenForbes2021
  • Best Employers for DiversityForbes2020
  • Best Employers for New GradsForbes2020
  • America's Best EmployersForbes2019

Pledges & Certifications

  • Social Responsibility Pledge

    Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities

  • First Job Programs

    Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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Hot Topic FAQ

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What is paid time off like at Hot Topic?

...Long hours, no benefits or paid time off unless you’re a store manager, lack of communication between management, favoritism/heavy manipulation...

July 28, 2021

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