WME Reviews

Updated February 11, 2015
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  1. Best boss I've worked for!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WME

    Pros

    Good environment for smart, self-motivated individuals with a strong background in marketing.

    Cons

    Pay is heavily dependent upon sales. You must eat only what you kill, so to speak!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Agent Assistant in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Agent Assistant in Beverly Hills, CA

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot, great benefits, offered a lot of incentives, met great people and forever friends

    Cons

    Long hours, terrible pay, difficult to advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Agent training program should be offered to all

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great place to work if you have the determination.

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    Former Employee - Assistant
    Former Employee - Assistant

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

    Pros

    Interesting people and exciting people. You can learn all that you would want about the entertainment industry is you wish to. If you want a career in the business of entertainment, this is the best place to start.

    Cons

    Pay is bad and you won't get overtime. Hours are long. Personalities can be crazy, you need thick skin and the ability to not take things personally. Everyone is looking out for their own interests and is afraid of screwing up. There is very little "team" attitude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. not a great place to be

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    Current Employee - Assistant
    Current Employee - Assistant

    I have been working at WME

    Pros

    fun to work with young people

    Cons

    they lead you on to think you will be promoted but really have intentions to only promote 1 person within each dept. per year. not a good situation to grow.

    they pay assistants NOTHING - $500 a week BEFORE taxes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. Happy to be laid off.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I worked at WME full-time (more than a 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
  7. AMAZING company to intern for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Summer Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Summer Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at WME as an intern (less than a 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
  8. It is a very good starting place, but unless you REALLY want to be an agent, it can only do so much for you.

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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 a 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Agent Assistant Experience

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    • 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
  11. Great learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at WME as an intern

    Pros

    Great networking opportunities
    Good introduction to the entertainment industry

    Cons

    Very menial tasks given to interns

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