With over 650 stores in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, Hot Topic is one of the leading retailers in music and pop culture licensed apparel, accessories, and gifts for guys and girls.
Hot Topic is a family comprised of creative and talented individuals who are passionate about delivering the best retail experience and expert customer service. We succeed as a team by maintaining our respect for others, commitment to open communication, and our deep connection with our customers.
Our Hot Topic family has grown to over 10,000 associates strong since our founding in 1988, and we are always searching for more people to join. With so many careers to pursue at Hot Topic, we invite you to browse our job listings to see what opportunities match your skills and interests.
We believe the creative arts enrich lives. That’s why the Hot Topic Foundation exists – to inspire and encourage young people to express their individuality through music and the arts.
All transactions in Hot Topic stores and Hottopic.com can be rounded up to the next dollar – the change will be donated to the Hot Topic Foundation.
Hot Topic Foundation is administered by the California Community Foundation, a 501c3 public charity.
I worked at Hot Topic full-time (More than 5 years)
Received lots of support from District Manager, even as the smallest store in their district. Fun work environment, realistic expectations, consistency in corporate branding and policies
As stressful as any retail job. Also glad I left before they started doing Credit Card sign ups, always pushing that free HT card... hot cash goals were always unattainable in my small store (most guests drove from smaller towns 2-3 hours away)
I had to leave the company because I accepted a Store Manager position in a small town and there weren't any open positions in my hometown after almost 2 years
Advice to Management
Keep R O C K ing!!!
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hot Topic (Jeffersonville, OH).
I had two interviews being that I was going for management position. First was with a manager and then I had an interview with the DM! It was fun and very calm. They asked very simple questions and then normal and then talked about pop culture and movies and music. Something you would expect from HT
They matched what I was making at my other job but I wish I would have asked for more.
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