Hot Topic - Great culture, terrible career opportunities. | Glassdoor
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"Great culture, terrible career opportunities."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Hot Topic Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
Current Employee - Hot Topic Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Teamwork, Culture, Hours, Freedom, Individuality.

Cons

No room for raises or promotions. Little pay as possible

Advice to Management

Be more competitive as a career builder to hold on to more valuable employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Hot Topic

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

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    • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Fun job, for what it is"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Glen Burnie, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Glen Burnie, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good atmosphere
    good music
    good co-workers
    good managers
    body mods ok,
    GREAT discount (i miss it :()
    no dress code

    Cons

    very low pay
    very few hours,
    holiday time sucks
    have to stay extra late on important holidays, christmas eve etc
    managers were always upset, at higher ups, saying they were terroristic.

    Advice to Management

    be fair, find people who want to work for the company and keep them, pay them well, and get stricter rules on shoplifting or someone is going to walk out with the whole store and you wont even know...

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