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On average, employees at Hot Topic give their company a 3.8 rating out of 5.0 - which is equal to the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest Hot Topic employees are Web Production Artists submitting an average rating of 4.4 and Assistant Managers with a rating of 4.3. Browse Hot Topic Reviews by Job Title →

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3.8
Average Rating
(based on 15 Hot Topic Review Ratings)
Company Culture 4.1
Growth Opportunities 3.6
People You Work With 4.4
Person You Work For 3.8
Rewards You Receive 3.3
Support You Get 3.7
Way You Work 3.9
Work Setting 3.7

25 Hot Topic Company Reviews and Ratings

Anonymous Employee
Posted 2 months ago in Rowland Heights, CA

"Test in production, four managers to every one employee, and inability to utilize industry standards are the watch words for Hot Topic."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Anonymous Employee
Posted 10 months ago in Los Angeles, CA

"I have been IT professional for over 10 years. This broad experience has allowed me to grow and exceed in a work placeenvironment."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.8
Hot Topic (25)

4.4 Highest Rated in this Industry is Louis Vuitton (9)
2.4 Lowest Rated in this Industry is J.Crew (8)
3.6 Average of All Companies in this Industry (2,311)
Anonymous Employee
Posted last year in Rowland Heights, CA

"I've found the IT organization to be young and in need of a major change in SDLC."

Person You Work For 4.3 / 5 People You Work With 4.3 / 5 Work Setting 4.3 / 5
Support You Get 4.3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.3 / 5
Company Culture 4.3 / 5 Way You Work 4.3 / 5
Store Manager
Posted 2 years ago in San Mateo, CA

"customer service, hiring and training manager"

What do you like about working at Hot Topic ?

"I love being challenged by customers and working with them"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be as fashion forward as possible and be prepared for high turnover rates, always have a plan in place."

What don't you like about working at Hot Topic ?

"There is little corporate support for those in the stores"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Be prepared to make Torrid your number one responsibility while you are employed by them."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Average Hot Topic Ratings in the Past 3 Years

Year Salary
2011 $3
2012 $3
2013 $4
Assistant Manager
Posted 2 years ago in Rio Rico, AZ

"Work for HotTopic Inc for the past 6 years 5 with Hot Topic PR & 2 in Torrid"

What do you like about working at Hot Topic ?

"they had an easy going environment. Very welcoming to the customer."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"yes and an assistant manager you have to lead by example to you team and help them on their needs"

What don't you like about working at Hot Topic ?

"they had poor organization on headquarters with there merchandising and store set up"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"leadership and organization. More focus on working environment and less personal."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Assistant Manager
Posted 2 years ago
Person You Work For 3.9 / 5 People You Work With 4.8 / 5 Work Setting 3.6 / 5
Support You Get 4.8 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2.6 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.9 / 5
Company Culture 4.9 / 5 Way You Work 4.9 / 5
District Manager
Posted 2 years ago
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3.9 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3.9 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4.8 / 5 Way You Work 2.9 / 5
Sales Associate
Posted 2 years ago in Wilmington, NC
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4.9 / 5
Equipment Services Project Manager
Posted this month in City of Industry, CA
Person You Work For 2.1 / 5 People You Work With 4.1 / 5 Work Setting 3.1 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1.1 / 5 Way You Work 1.2 / 5
Assistant Store Manager
Posted this month in Bloomington, MN
Person You Work For 4.9 / 5 People You Work With 4.8 / 5 Work Setting 4.8 / 5
Support You Get 3.9 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.9 / 5
Company Culture 4.7 / 5 Way You Work 3.8 / 5
Packaging Specialist
Posted 3 years ago in City of Industry, CA
Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3.5 / 5 Work Setting 2.6 / 5
Support You Get 2.8 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2.1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1.7 / 5
Company Culture 2.5 / 5 Way You Work 2.9 / 5
Equipment Services Project Manager
Posted 3 years ago
Person You Work For 3.9 / 5 People You Work With 4.9 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.9 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4.9 / 5
Web Production Artist
Posted 3 years ago in City of Industry, CA
Person You Work For 2.6 / 5 People You Work With 4.9 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3.9 / 5
Web Production Artist
Posted 3 years ago in City of Industry, CA
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4.8 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Infrastructure Analyst
Posted 3 years ago in City of Industry, CA
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4.5 / 5 Work Setting 4.1 / 5
Support You Get 3.5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1.1 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3.5 / 5
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