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 part-time
Working around fandoms you love, fun environment, awesome music
Strict management, very fast paced environment, getting called in at the last second
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Hot Topic (Newark, DE).
I was initially hired as a keyholder so I only had to interview with my district manager since my store manager recommended me. She was very laid back and asked me about past managerial experiences and how I would react to employees not working.