Our Culture is One-of-a-Kind

Unique. At Hot Topic, we’re all about the things that you love the most. The music. The pop culture.
The fashion. We fully embrace a “Be Yourself” attitude. We accept others because we
all appreciate the unique features that make us who we are. That’s why we have a casual dress code
and work environment. We want you to be you and express yourself! Tattoos and piercings
approved – but never required.

Open. Whether at HQ or at one of our stores, Hot Topic is all about promoting an open environment.
We are a verified open employer on Glassdoor – we want employees to feel free to express their
opinions and know that their voices are being heard.

Collaborative.  You won’t find cubicles at our City of Industry headquarters. Our open seating format
allows for a more collaborative environment where you are encouraged to ask questions, get feedback,
and never be afraid to approach a coworker for help.


Nurturing. We want to help you grow both professionally and outside of work. Firm believers of promoting from within, many of our corporate employees started as sales associates. At HQ, there are several continued training programs designed to help our associates achieve success. At Hot Topic, we want to help you reach your goals outside of work as well. With tuition assistance available, HT employees are encouraged to go for their dreams.

Passionate.  Hot Topic employees LOVE what they do. You can see it in their attitudes and the enthusiasm they bring with them to work every day. Whether it’s pop culture, music, or a cause that is close to your heart, at Hot Topic you’ll find people who are equally passionate about their careers.
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