Hot Topic Reviews

Updated Jan 24, 2022

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3.6
62%
Recommend to a Friend
72%
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Hot Topic CEO Steve Vranes
Steve Vranes
285 Ratings
Pros
  • "discount, dress code, people, music(in 154 reviews)

  • "The 40% (50% during a week in December) off employee discount on top of other discounts is amazing(in 118 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low pay for run of milk associates(in 115 reviews)

  • "getting minimum wage sucks considering everything is so expensive(in 68 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      GOOD

      Nov 3, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good working environment and staff

      Cons

      Not found any con yet

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Manager

      Jan 24, 2022 - Store Manager in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Relaxed dress code. Fun atmosphere

      Cons

      Can be disorganized. Lots of responsibility

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      It’s chill

      Jan 21, 2022 - Sales Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Breaks Friendly co workers Flexible hours Nice managers Work parties occasionally Cool vibe

      Cons

      Low pay Long shifts Paranoid boss Low lighting Shoplifting is high Can’t interfere with lifters

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Fun, but the company is frustrating

      Jan 20, 2022 - Break Associate in Tarentum, PA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      It is a relatively laid back retail environment, and if you are interested in the merchandise the company sells it is fun to help others find what they need. There is a 40% employee discount.

      Cons

      The company is constantly changing their mind on store planning, so you can reset the entire store one month and have to completely change it around within the next two. There are no benefits for part-time employees.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Hot Topic Sales Associate

      Jan 18, 2022 - Sales Associate in Fort Worth, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing Discount Decent pay Awesome taste Awesome coworkers Open dress code

      Cons

      Very few hours Decent pay Mainly folding tshirts Some rude customers Sometimes repeating music

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Fine if youre in school

      Jan 17, 2022 - Sales Associate in Glendale, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Its a good discount and an overall easy retail job.

      Cons

      you dont get many hours

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      ehhh its ok

      Jan 17, 2022 - Sales Associate/Cashier 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great music cool coworkers get to see whats in stock

      Cons

      asks for way to much no break if working only 4 hours pay is horrible

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Hot Topic

      Jan 17, 2022 - Sales Associate in Garden City, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      It is a very Inclusive environment and allows you to express yourself through fashion.

      Cons

      Just like any retail job, customers can be your worst nightmare.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      Jan 15, 2022 - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Flexibility with scheduling Easy job and great management

      Cons

      Pay Few Hours Given Hours fluctuate a lot

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Very good!

      Jan 13, 2022 - Retail Sales Associate 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good work environment, pleasant experience. Good management

      Cons

      Super busy at times, rude customers

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