Store FAQs

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Hot Topic is all about unique people who have a passion for music and customers. We offer a fun atmosphere full of challenges and opportunities for advancement.

What else? We provide a culture like no other company. Really. It all begins with music. We are "everything about the music", we listen to our employees, and we listen to our customers. Open communication and asking for feedback truly matter here! Perhaps that is why we enjoy an extremely high "loyalty" rate among our employees.

Q: How old must I be to work at Hot Topic?

A: We require all employees to be at least 16 years of age or older.

Q: Are there any exceptions to the minimum age requirement of 16 years old to work at Hot Topic?

A: Sorry, there are no exceptions to the age requirement. Please apply after you turn 16.

Q: How much do Sales Associates earn per hour at Hot Topic?

A: We generally start our Sales Associates at minimum wage, but it may be higher if you have previous retail experience.

Q: What benefits do Sales Associates receive at Hot Topic?

A: The benefits of the position include flexible scheduling, a dress code many can only dream about, a 40% merchandise discount (even on sale merchandise!), and a program that reimburses associates for attending concerts and then telling our merchandise team what they saw people wearing.

Q: What are the qualifications needed to be hired for the Sales Associate position?

A: Having a passion for music and providing great customer service matters most! Knowledge of current bands is important, and previous retail experience of any type is preferred.

Q: Are there any positions available in the Hot Topic store in my city?

A: To learn what positions are available in your local market, please visit stores in person and speak with a member of store management.

Q: How do I apply for a position?

A: Please print an application from this website, complete it, and visit a member of management in one of your local stores.

Q: How can I find a Hot Topic store near me?

A: You can find where all Hot Topic stores are located by using the Store Locator feature from this website.

Q: Where are the new Hot Topic stores opening this year?

A: You can find where all Hot Topic stores are opening in your area by using the Store Locator feature from this website.

Q: How do I apply for a Sales or Store Management position at a store that is not yet open?

A: You may Search for jobs at Hot Topic and Torrid now and submit your resume.

Q: I am currently a District Manager or Regional Director level applicant. Who should I contact regarding opportunities?

A: You may Search for jobs at Hot Topic and Torrid now and submit your resume.

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