Hot Topic Employee Reviews about "dress code"

Updated 29 Nov 2020

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3.7
71%
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Hot Topic CEO Steve Vranes
Steve Vranes
175 Ratings
Pros
  • "Pretty lax dress code, Great atmosphere, Understanding management, very nice employee discount(in 143 reviews)

  • "Great employee discount over 40 %(in 93 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management sucks, anyone above the store manager does not care about you or your well-being(in 59 reviews)

  • "Was told sales associates are disposable(in 52 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing, but has some flaws"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Keyholder in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hot Topic full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed, fun work environment and dress code, good music, always an opportunity to learn and make friends

    Cons

    Not everyone is great to work with, but this of course is determined by where you are and who you work with.

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  2. "An Alright Experience with Better Need of Management"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate 

    I worked at Hot Topic part-time

    Pros

    - friendly environment - very lax dress code - cool people to work with

    Cons

    - managers didn't give much training, put employees almost immediately on registers during holiday rush season, and got upset and penalized employees wen they inevitably made a mistake


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    "Just Don’t, Unless You Want Burn Out and Little to No Pay"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hot Topic full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule Health Benefits Good Company Overall Relaxed Dress Code Vacation Time for Full Time Employees Fun Coworkers Outgoing and Awesome Customers

    Cons

    Poor Floor Coverage Payroll Hours Not Nearly Enough Pay for the Responsibilities Required Favoritism from DMs Unrealistic Expectations Too Much Tasking Thrown at us Last Minute When We Have Too Much on our Plates Already Single Coverage Most of The Time (LP Issue) Technology and Procedures are Ancient Unhappy and Stressed Employees Stressful Environment Not Much Room for Growth No Positive Reinforcement or Recognition from DMs

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  4. "Decent job"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Sales Associate 

    I have been working at Hot Topic part-time

    Pros

    Good employees Discount Fun environment Dress code Can have body jewelry

    Cons

    Pay Customers Weird management Shady corporate Limited hours

  5. "Loved the job, love the people, hate the pay."

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Springfield, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hot Topic part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Open dress code, coworkers that share your interests and are SUPER fun. Much opportunity for promotion.

    Cons

    Wayyyy too low base pay. Almost predatory levels of micromanagement from corporate onto store managers.

  6. "Fun environment, unorganized."

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate 

    I worked at Hot Topic part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Discount, Fun, Costumers, Easy, No Dress Code

    Cons

    Pay Sucks. Won't work with schedule.

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  7. "Ehhhh"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Store Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hot Topic full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Dress code, co-workers, customers aren’t bad

    Cons

    Work life balance, overall workload, upper middle management control over day to day operations (RM’s), turnover rate for associates and mid-level store management

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  8. "Bad Management"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Picker/Packer in City of Industry, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hot Topic full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work is super easy. Met many good people here. Casual dress code.

    Cons

    Bad Management. Leads won't even try to train you the right way. Employees that have senority will try to tell you what to do and tell you different from supervisors. Leads and supervisors treat certain people way better than others. If you're being harassed don't count on management to do anything.

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  9. "Good job, low pay"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Keyholder 
    Recommends

    I worked at Hot Topic part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun environment with great coworkers. Very relaxed dress code.

    Cons

    Low pay, working on weekends and holidays.

  10. "Waste of Time"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Team Member 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Hot Topic part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Laid-back work environment and dress code, nice 40% discount

    Cons

    barely any hours, even after being promised 20+ hours a week, was only given 4-8.

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