100 Best Companies to Work For
Hot Topic
Rank: 53 (2005 rank: 55)
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Headquarters: City of Industry, CA
Industry: Specialty Retailers
Midsized Companies Rank: 23
2004 Revenue ($ millions): 656
U.S. Sites: 723
Website: http://www.hottopic.com
What makes it so great?
Employees express themselves at this music-inspired clothing retailer. Workers love wearing what they want (including tattoos and nose piercings) and saying what they want. Nearly 80% of the workforce is under 25.
U.S. employees 8,314
Employees outside U.S. 78
% minorities 17
% women 63
New jobs (1 year) 401
% job growth (1 year) 22
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 35
% voluntary turnover 24
Applicants 200,000
Most common job (salaried) District Manager $71,096
Most common job (hourly) Full Time Assistant Manager $23,876
Notes:
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of salaried and hourly employees. Revenues are for 2004 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.