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"Great retailer to work for"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • 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 10 years)

Pros

Culture, flexible schedule, music oriented, overall company is great at developing staff for career paths within company

Cons

Pay for expectations is low, depending on who your boss is, your development path may not be important

Other Employee Reviews for Hot Topic

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, always changing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  2. "Great culture, terrible career opportunities."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

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