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"Good company, always changing"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Store Manager
Current Employee - Store Manager
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Hot Topic full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

No dress code
Discount
Set 40 hours
Always something to do
Ability to hire staff to create strong team without micro managing from higher ups
Interactive HQ as far as LP and buyers
Great communication with DM

Cons

Constant changes to promos
Not enough hours most of the time
Company can't figure out which direction to go with product: ever.
Can't express opinions about music or fashion or religion
Focus changed from all about culture to making money whatever way we can
Signage is printed off in store; not aesthetically pleasing
Can't apprehend shoplifters but get documented if high shrink

Advice to Management

Work a day or two in store. Learn how long some things take, and deal with the customers.

Other Employee Reviews for Hot Topic

  1. "Great place for late teens to mid twenties"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hot Topic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    No dress code, like minded coworkers, merchandise discounts. FT employees receive full benefits, 401k and stock options

    Cons

    As with any retail, the customers. Corporate (they prefer the term headquarters) has lost touch with previous core values, they were cleaning house when I left and a lot of people were let go.

    Advice to Management

    Hold onto the people with tenure that still have a passion for the company. They are the ones driving your profits, not the products themselves.


  2. "Great People to Work With, Hard Company to Work For"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part Time Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Part Time Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Customers are some of the best and loyal you will find
    -Co-Workers are usually awesome
    -Allows for creativity and expression

    Cons

    -Too much tasking, not enough hours
    -Low pay
    -Not enough resources to fully complete position duties

    Advice to Management

    Needs to follow through and reflect with lower staff opinions and thoughts.

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