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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 last month 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."

People You Work With 3 / 5 Company Culture 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5
Work Setting 3 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5 Support You Get 2 / 5
Person You Work For 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Anonymous Employee
Posted 9 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."

Growth Opportunities 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Company Culture 5 / 5
Person You Work For 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 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 (2,298)
Anonymous Employee
Posted this month in Rowland Heights, CA

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

Work Setting 4.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.3 / 5 Way You Work 4.3 / 5
Company Culture 4.3 / 5 People You Work With 4.3 / 5 Person You Work For 4.3 / 5
Support You Get 4.3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.3 / 5
Store Manager
Posted this month 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."

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

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