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"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.

Other Employee Reviews for Hot Topic

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Kickass Company to Work For!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Key Holder
    Current Employee - Key Holder
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -No Dresscode!
    -Easy daily task
    -Team members super easy to get along with
    -Awesome employee discount on everything including clearance (some restrictions)
    -concert ticket reimbursement

    The lead singer of Woe Is Me used to work at my store! And still comes to visit every know and then!!
    This is one company that you have to make work for you.

    Cons

    -If youre at a small (low volume) store you won't get a lot of hours
    -sales can change at the drop of a dime

    Sometimes when sales change the night beforeas an associate you'll have to quickly adapt to new promos and that can be a challenge for some ppl...

    Advice to Management

    I am apart of management so.....keep up the good work lol


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