Hot Topic Overview

  • www.hottopic.com
  • City of Industry, CA
  • 5001 to 10000 Employees
  • 1989
  • Company - Private
  • Department, Clothing, & Shoe Stores
  • Unknown / Non-Applicable

CompetitorsGameStop, Disney Store, Spencer Gifts
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Founded in 1989 in a Southern California garage, Hot Topic employs over 10,000 associates between 600+ retail locations, our headquarters, and two distribution centers.
Mission: At Hot Topic we pride ourselves on being the destination of pop culture and music merchandise. We do this by hiring the best people, having the best product, and providing the best customer experience for our one-of-a-kind fans.

Hot Topic Reviews

3.7
71%
Recommend to a Friend
88%
Approve of CEO
Steve Vranes
Steve Vranes
170 Ratings
Featured Review
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"Great Company"

Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Saint Cloud, MN
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No Opinion of CEO

I have been working at Hot Topic part-time

Pros

The management and company listens and cares about what the employees have to say, offers flexible hours for sales associates pursuing education and furthering their careers, and offers benefits for

Cons

Can be hard to obtain a position, as there are many applicants and few openings available.
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Diversity & Inclusion at Hot Topic

4.6
(40 reviews)

Diversity & Inclusion FAQs

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Does there seem to be diversity at Hot Topic?

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Hot Topic Interviews

Experience
Positive72%
Negative10%
Neutral18%
Getting an Interview
In Person48%
Applied online34%
Employee Referral11%
Difficulty
2.1
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Hot Topic (United States)

    Interview

    Easy just need to be knowledgeable in music and main stream stuff. Was not really any hard interview questions more like a conversation about what I'm into and what not. I guess it all depends on the manager.
    Interview

    What bands do i like

    1 Answers

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Company Updates

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29 Dec 2020

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Happy Holidays from everyone here at HT!

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27 Nov 2020

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As we enter the holidays, we’d like to take a moment to share our devote appreciation to our store associates. They are more than just employees but selling wizards, fandom gurus and Hot Topic’s number one fans – For that we couldn’t be more thankful.

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Hot Topic Awards & Accolades

  • America's Best EmployersForbes2015
  • 100 Best Companies to Work ForFortune2006

Hot Topic FAQ

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Does Hot Topic pay for a gym membership?

...- Office Gym...

23 July 2018

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