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Hot Topic Palm Desert Reviews

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Palm Desert, CA

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Hot Topic CEO Steve Vranes
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Pros
  • The fact that there is not really a dress code is awesome (in 102 reviews)

  • Easy going environment, great employee discount, good music, opportunity to move up with hard work (in 57 reviews)

Cons
  • Making sales associates work 3 shifts just so they don't have to take a break on company time (in 41 reviews)

  • Upper management doesn't always understand in-store problems-- too far removed (in 39 reviews)

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  1. "Best job I've ever had!"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Palm Desert, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Palm Desert, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are all about the customer experience and creating and fun and exciting selling environment for them! They let you really take full ownership of your stores. Fast paced but rewarding. Great bonus structure.

    Cons

    Pay in certain markets varies, but not necessarily based on years with the company or experience, just location. Opportunities for growth past the SM stage are limited depending on the market, have to jump through a lot of hoops and extra shallow titles added on to your position.

    Advice to Management

    Keep adding more structure to the stores I.e. Divisions of Responsibilities, consistent brand merchandising, continue to improve and use more technologies. Great path to promotion within stores, just work on a structure to develop SMs.


  2. "Good work environment, but little to no hours."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Palm Desert, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Palm Desert, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment, wonderful management, great staff and 45% discount

    Cons

    Little to no hours (5 hours a week at most)

  3. "Proceed with caution...."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Desert, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Desert, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Discount, flexible work schedule, music played is awesome....

    Cons

    Everything else as far as work environment is ok.

    Advice to Management

    More development is needed in the field.


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