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Hot Topic Reviews

Updated September 12, 2018
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  • "Sporadic waves of firing and laying people off so upper management changes frequently" (in 45 reviews)

  • "The only cons for sales associates is the hours depending on the sales volume of the store" (in 44 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hot Topic full-time

    Pros

    The coworkers and customers were amazing.

    Cons

    Need more room for growth within the company.


  2. "sales associate customer service rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hot Topic part-time

    Pros

    employee discount I guess idk

    Cons

    catty rude coworkers unprofessional managers

  3. "Make of it what you can"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hot Topic part-time

    Pros

    Flexible
    Employee discount
    Laid back dress code
    Decent co-workers

    Cons

    It's a tee shirt store in the mall. You'll have good and bad days.


  4. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boynton Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boynton Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Laid back attitude and a lot of freedom with dress code.

    Cons

    Many of the employees are in-experience or not involved


  5. "Loved the people and made great friends one of the happiest I’ve ever been at at a job"

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    Former Employee - Keyholder in Jeffersonville, OH
    Former Employee - Keyholder in Jeffersonville, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hot Topic part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, dress how you want, pop culture

    Cons

    Little to no training, poor managment moves up easily,

    Advice to Management

    Follow up more on managers and listen too the store reps more


  6. "Buyer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hot Topic full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn, good experience

    Cons

    Very Corporate--Not the best.


  7. "Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hot Topic full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, loyal customer base

    Cons

    High turnover rate for associates, can be difficult to train and retain.

  8. "Pretty good"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Grapevine, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Grapevine, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good coworkers/management
    -Not a difficult job
    -Fairly good employee discount
    -Flexible schedule

    Cons

    -Low pay
    -Barely any raises
    -Some very slow days with nothing to do

    Advice to Management

    Better pay.


  9. "Would not recommend as a (only) means for income"

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, easy labor, and decent percentage off merchandise.

    Cons

    Terrible hours, got my shift either shortened or cut completely constantly.

    Advice to Management

    I had no problem with management. I however found it really annoying and a tad inconsiderate when my shift was cut the night before or the day of. Same goes for when I was told to leave early and I only ended up working for 2 hours. Other than that it was my first job and I was hired as a seasonal employee but was kept on, they were understanding and patient in teaching me.


  10. "Enjoyed my time there a lot"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Key Holder in Clarksville, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Key Holder in Clarksville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Awesome company to work for. Very fun environment with opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    Never had any in my opinion. Although the last year with employer option doesn't go back far enough but that was in 2005.


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