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"Not as good as you would think."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of Industry, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of Industry, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Hot Topic full-time (More than a year)

Pros

No dress code. In house cafe. Can request extended leave for creative pursuits.

Cons

Very poor organization and structure. Technologically backwards. Political correctness prevents constructive feedback. Culture is substituted for proper compensation.

Advice to Management

The company is riddled with internal delays and inefficiencies. The marketing and product development is great but other elements receive lackluster attention. No one in other positions can expect to receive any attention or accolades.

Other Employee Reviews for Hot Topic

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good work environment-not a lot of hours"

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    Former Employee - Hot Topic Sales Associate in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Hot Topic Sales Associate in Ontario, CA

    I worked at Hot Topic part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good music to listen to while you work, great coworkers, 40% discount on merchandise, not hard work

    Cons

    Don't give sales associates many hours. don't expect more than 20 hours a week unless you are a manager.

    Advice to Management

    some employees who are not students would like to work more hours a week and have to take other jobs just to make ends meet. so giving up to 30 hours would be nice


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It is a unqiue store that provides fashion to the ones who mainly appricates music."

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    Current Employee - Hot Topic Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Hot Topic Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hot Topic part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a store where you will discover a new world of music, and you will feel passionate about working in a store who appricates the art of music.

    Cons

    Well my main style is a band shirt & some skinny jeans, and as of lately the Hot Topic i attend on a regular basis have been stocking more on Barbie supplies or Hello Kitty, instead of the things they usually have.

    Advice to Management

    Less stocking on the rappers, Barbie, and Hello Kitty & More band related things. Alternative, Metal, Rock, Deathcore and so on.

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