Compare PetSmart vs Hot Topic BETA

See how working at PetSmart vs. Hot Topic compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at PetSmart vs. Hot Topic. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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PetSmart

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Hot Topic

Employee Ratings

  • PetSmart scored higher in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
  • Hot Topic scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Career Opportunities.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 4841 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 1083 reviews)
Hot Topic employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than PetSmart employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.0
Career Opportunities
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
2.8
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.1
Work-life balance
3.2
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.8
Senior Management
3.1
Hot Topic employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than PetSmart employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.2
Culture & Values
3.9
Hot Topic employees rated their Culture & Values 0.7 higher than PetSmart employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
PetSmart Ceo J.K. Symancyk
48%
48%J.K. Symancyk
CEO Approval
Hot Topic Ceo Steve Vranes
78%
78%Steve Vranes
Hot Topic employees rated their CEO Approval 30% higher than PetSmart employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
52%
% Recommend to a friend
59%
Hot Topic employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 7% higher than PetSmart employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
36%
Positive Business Outlook
40%
Hot Topic employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 4% higher than PetSmart employees rated theirs.

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What Employees Say

  • "Working with animals" was the most mentioned Pro at PetSmart.
  • "Dress code" was the most mentioned Pro at Hot Topic.
  • "Animals" was the most mentioned Con at PetSmart.
  • "Upper management" was the most mentioned Con at Hot Topic.
Pros
Pros
"Working with animals"(in 410 reviews)
"Animal"(in 175 reviews)
Pros
"Dress code"(in 135 reviews)
"Employee discount"(in 87 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Animals"(in 430 reviews)
"Dogs"(in 256 reviews)
Cons
"Upper management"(in 57 reviews)
"Sales associates"(in 52 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Senior Petshotel Associate

I have been working at PetSmart full-time for more than a year

Pros

The animals made it worth working there

Cons

management isnt the best. doesn't follow the company rules well.

Advice to Management

please actually train your associates and team leaders better! Do a better job sticking with company polices and defend and listen to your employees.

Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier

I have been working at Hot Topic part-time for less than a year

Pros

Because I think it’s a good place to Start because it’s friendly u find new things out about the items in there it’s amazing

Cons

I don’t even know what’s the challenges are

Job Postings

PetSmart has 20,227 more recently posted open jobs than Hot Topic.