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WME Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
45 Reviews
3.7
45 Reviews
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  1.  

    AMAZING company to intern for

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at WME as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fantastic connections and the most interesting people you will ever meet.

    Cons

    Very little money for starting salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase your starting salary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Happy to be laid off.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I worked at WME full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The work was interesting, great vacation time if you don't mind working remotely during your vacation.

    Cons

    Disastrous work/life balance. Organization is top heavy with to many "big thinkers" and not enough people to execute those grand ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It is a very good starting place, but unless you REALLY want to be an agent, it can only do so much for you.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at WME full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good way to get an understanding of entertainment industry, network, and see what and who you need to know

    Cons

    Not treated with respect, not compensated fairly, 80 percent of employees are snooty and have a superiority complex

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Agent Assistant Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Agent Assistant in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Agent Assistant in Beverly Hills, CA

    I worked at WME full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You learn a lot. There's so much to take in and there are many opportunities to explore, especially if you aren't sure exactly what facet of the business you want to be in.

    Cons

    It's very competitive, as most positions in the industry are. You have to work hard, constantly reestablish your relationships, have thick skin and be ready for war. And you still my not be accepted into the big boys club. It's possible you'll second guess your experiences and abilities, but you are enough, and if for some reason it doesn't necessarily work out for you there, know that you've left with a wealth of knowledge and you will still land on your feet somewhere amazing. Know that there's more out there for you other than WME.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WME as an intern

    Pros

    Great networking opportunities
    Good introduction to the entertainment industry

    Cons

    Very menial tasks given to interns

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to meet people, but definitely not a place to stay for the long haul.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WME

    Pros

    The perks to working for this company include: seeing just about anyone in Hollywood in the office at any time. There aren't too many jobs where you can run into Ryan Reynolds in the lobby. The health benefits are great too! This job looks great on your resume if you are thinking of continuing in this industry.

    Cons

    This company, just like the entertainment industry in general, is very cut-throat. Starting in the mailroom and at the assistant level, you are dealing with a wide-range of personalities, working long hours, and making just a little more than minimum wage. You won't be making overtime either. There is a lot of turnover at this company, where the average lifetime of an assistant is 6 months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Agent Assistant - Music Department

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Agent Assistant in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Agent Assistant in Beverly Hills, CA

    I worked at WME full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Invitations to lots of events, access to tons of information, and incredible external job opportunities. There is no better place to learn the ins and outs of the entertainment business.

    Cons

    Low pay and lack of internal promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the trainee program selection process less political.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Business Legal Affairs

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at WME full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free movies
    Some free concerts
    Free food in the break room

    Cons

    Unbearable co-workers
    Lazy yet oppressive supervisors
    Unpaid overtime
    Egos off the wall
    Awful pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Entertainment Grad School

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at WME full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There truly is no better way to learn the way that the business moves and functions. Allows you to learn who is who and gives you access to an incredible amount of information and materials.

    Cons

    Terrible pay and long, thankless hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay assistants more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great learning opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Executive in Beverly Hills, CA

    I have been working at WME full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This was an amazing learning opportunity for me. You learn so much about the entertainment business.

    Cons

    It is very tough to build a career at WME.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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