Avis d'employé sur Hot Topic, Inc.
A great place to be grow and have fun, personal issues make pay a strain.
Working at Hot Topic has been, without a doubt, the best work experience of my life. Not only is the environment perfect for someone who, like me, may not be the most open socially, but management is fair and easy to talk to. My teammates are all incredibly unique individuals, as is every customer I get to talk to. Unfortunately, due to a large staff, hours are hard to come by, and the minuscule pay puts a heavy strain on my day to day.
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Amazing environment, staff and experience
Overall a fun place to work, the vibe is good and the hours are fine. They are typically over staffed so it’s a lot of trying not to bump into everyone else but it’s a lot of fun. You also get a great discount.
Discount, culture, good coworkers
Have you ever said to yourself, "It seems like it would be fun to work at Hot Topic?" If so, then you were right. Hot Topic is a great place to work, especially for students. They provide flexible schedules, (though not as many hours because of mall hours) and a great 40% off employee discount that works with ongoing sales, ensuring you get great prices. At both locations I worked at, the staff were incredible. Always a fun, happy, loving atmosphere and any employee would tell you that. Hot Topic is a safe space for anyone and everyone. Hot Topic is also a wonderful place for the LGBTQ community as well. The only cons are that it takes a while to move up, and hours aren't always so plentiful due to the mall hours. The products are awesome and there is always something new coming in, you won't mind actually spending money at work. The customer base is honestly amazing, you meet people from all walks of life and there are very few rude customers. People shop there because they want too, not because they have too and it makes a big difference.
40% off discount
When I started at Hot Topic our store was considered part of the Ottawa district. Our DM was great, our manager was pretty terrible but as a whole our staff was good at coming together and dealing with her. Then they decided to switch our store into the Toronto district, and we were reassigned to the DM FROM HADES. She was literally the worst DM I've ever worked for in my life. She was rude, didn't get back to us, accused us of things all the time, and very clearly played favorites. Our Manager ended up getting fired before the holiday season and she refused to get a new manager in, so I had to run the store for 5 months by myself. We made more money then the last holiday season and my staff all loved the change. After the 5 months I asked if I could just take the store over permanently since I was doing a decent job, but surprise, she had hired her friend from Bath and Body to come take over our store. As soon as the new manager came, they accused me of stealing money with no proof, while I had proof of where the money was and that it wasn't missing. They could never write me up but they bullied me into quitting. And after I quit they fired everyone on our staff and replaced them.