Hot Topic, Inc.
Happiness rating is 67 out of 100
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About the company

  • CEO
    Steve Vranes
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    5,001 to 10,000
  • Revenue
    $500M to $1B (USD)
  • Industry
  • Headquarters
    City of Industry, CA
  • Link
    Hot Topic, Inc. website

Voted one of the top 25 retailers to work for two years in a row, Hot Topic’s unique culture thrives in an open and collaborative work environment where autonomy is the foundation of your success. You will be given the opportunity to bring in new and innovative perspectives to contribute to the continued success of our business. We foster a welcoming space where you can be who you are and love what you do!

When you join us, you become a part of something bigger. You join a creative group of individuals who are passionate about delivering the best retail experience through our product, customer service, and connection to our brand. With talent from all over, we’ve brought in the best of the best to achieve this common goal.

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Employees at Hot Topic, Inc. have reported receiving these benefits. They will vary by role and location.

Employee discount
Health insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Paid time off
Flexible schedule
Retirement plan
Flexible spending account
Employee assistance program
Life insurance
401k matching
Parental leave
Tuition reimbursement

Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 2.6K reviews and is evolving.



Sale in Poolesville, MD
on February 12, 2022

The job itself is easy and it’s a nice environment to work in, not very stressful and simple tasks to pass the day. However you are working with a lot of teenagers which can be annoying and the hours can be anything from once a week to 5 days a week depending on the time of year.

Part Time Assistant Manager in Pismo beach, CA
on November 28, 2022

Decent job if you can get the management position. Good for your entry level experience but not a long term job. Pay is low and responsibility is high.

Sales Associate in Manhattan, KS
on November 25, 2022

One of the best jobs I’ve had, I just wish they had a better rate for their employees. Management was fun, we got things done and still felt like a true family. The discount is great and you’re able to fit in quickly.

Warehouse Associate in Riverside, CA
on November 22, 2022

the job is so boring and the management is always accusing everyone of stealing. the rate they want you to work at is ridiculous too. they always complain we don’t reach our goal everyday

Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ
on November 19, 2022

Working here was so much fun, and the environment was so accepting and loving. The management team made sure to accommodate everyone’s needs and they were very flexible with schedules.

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Insights from 786 Indeed users who have interviewed with Hot Topic, Inc. within the last 5 years.

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Interview is easy
Process takes about a day or two

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Are comfortable with repetition. Can you lift 50 lbs and easily go up and down stairs?

Shared on October 17, 2021

They asked what my interests were and why I wanted to work there and of course the normal interview questions like "where do you see yourself in 5 years" things like that and the manager was really understanding and she listened to me

Shared on July 15, 2020

Willingness to work OT of needed ability to follow direction per supervisoe willingness to be crosstrained in other other areas

Shared on March 22, 2020

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