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World Wrestling Entertainment Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
45 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great colleagues, inept management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at World Wrestling Entertainment

    Pros

    The brand is solid and the employees are a class act and show great teamwork.

    Cons

    Management is awful. Total lack of leadership. People in senior roles have very little competency for their responsibilities. Senior management is only concerned about protecting themselves and in front of the CMO and Chairman. In addition the management team has no idea how to drive major initiatives. Content is stale with no excitement in sight. There is also a culture of fear that permeates the halls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turn the reigns over to HHH. Hire a new CMO that is forward thinking and a leader that people can believe in. Take the content back to PG 13.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people, poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at World Wrestling Entertainment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I've met some of the most amazing talents here. They had a few very capable, passionate, fun and creative folks. Had they done more to keep them, things might have been different or more successful.

    Cons

    The entire place was managed by fear of upper management. There was a lot of bottleneck. Most importantly, the ones who were making the calls (or given exposure to influence the decisions of higher leaders) were not very knowledgeable. And any credit from success that came from the bottom up sat on the desk of the people who had nothing to do with it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to see through all the noise to recognize those who are the true talents in the company. Create a culture that empowers these talents.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Wrasslin' with the Sports Entertainment Giant!

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    Former Employee - Finance and Operations  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Finance and Operations in Stamford, CT

    I worked at World Wrestling Entertainment full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Beautiful office with a company parking lot, cafeteria, and an amazing gym,. There is an air of excitement that runs through the company when the big events happen and the months leading up to Wrestlemania are exciting. The company is entertainment based and that goes to keeping the working entertained too and all that can add to great office culture.

    Cons

    Long driving hours in some of the departments, which is why the company offers benefit of free parking, in house cafe and free in house gym. Its geared to keep you on site and working through lunch and late. Below management level employees pay for management mistakes- lots of mass layoffs yet the department heads jobs stay safe. They never change the way business is done and will never evolve- one department Royalty and Licensing- the department head has more turnover due to poor management style, inappropriate behavior towards both men and women yet he stays safe because he refuses to train people of divulge any knowledge of his position- his own payback is he will remain a director his entire career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no management to truly advise- although it is a world wide billion dollar company it is run like a mom and pop business and the family name is on the door- McMahon. Regardless of public trading Vince is the majority share holder and will make any and every decision until he dies in his $2,000 office chair.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stressful, but in good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at World Wrestling Entertainment

    Pros

    The benefits are great, especially the health insurance

    Cons

    Work life Balance isn't encouraged.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people and meaningful work

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    Former Employee - Editorial Intern  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Editorial Intern in Stamford, CT

    I worked at World Wrestling Entertainment as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    You get to write about something that is exciting and fun. The people at the magazine are really cool and everybody was genuinely interested in the product. The magazine people had good vacation days.

    Cons

    The job can be demanding and you need to have a good knowledge of Wrestling. It's extrememly hierarchical, advancement is slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward talented people and be more creative. Too often new ideas are shot down or forgotten.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    love it

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at World Wrestling Entertainment

    Pros

    exceiient and very good company

    Cons

    nothing cos as such and i love it

  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Brand, lousy place to work!

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Director in Stamford, CT

    I worked at World Wrestling Entertainment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The good part of working at WWE is the brand! Even if you're not a Wrestling fan, you can't help but be enthusiastic about the engine that sells wrestling. The Community group does a great job humanizing the organization with their efforts with the American Cancer Society and Special Olympics. Most of the wrestlers are great people and treat everyone respectfully and appreciative of the teams that support them!

    Cons

    The corporate culture is horrible! The culture is one of blame and CYA. It is an organization that claims that they want process and innovation when in reality it is one that is driven by live TV/Network and can't sustain a process driven model of anything-whether it's creative, development or financial. The digital team doesn't have enough experience and depth to bring any product to life successfully -at least one that isn't fraught with defects and significant failures. The leadership team didn't care about the individuals, only that they produced and made them look good-certainly not about the team. I may have learned a lot technologically but it wasn't worth the 60 hour work weeks and lack of support and appreciation for those efforts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people that are open minded, not chauvinists. Hire leaders not bosses and people that are interested in getting the job done and not blaming others for mistakes-encourage some failures. If the Digital organization was run the same way that Live Events were then the teams would be much happier and productive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great organization with a lot of growth potential

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at World Wrestling Entertainment as an intern

    Pros

    Fun work environment, occasional access to local events, great colleagues who are passionate about the organization and end product

    Cons

    May be tough to gauge growth potential depending on what group you're in. There can be long hours sometimes if there is an upcoming event or if you're on an understaffed team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to encourage growth and learning

  10.  

    Lots of growth and opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at World Wrestling Entertainment

    Pros

    Great work colleagues, fast paced work environment, creative work, great benefits, challenging projects, free gym.

    Cons

    Communication issues, long hours, "hurry up and wait" work cycle, last second changes and demands, not a very inspiring physical work environment (production facility).

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    A challenging but yet great company to work for if you have stemina.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I worked at World Wrestling Entertainment full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A bunch of passionate people that invest their heart and soul into their work and believe in team building.

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Management keeps changing direction with their marketing plans and expect people to work 24/7

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to reward your staff. You have a lot a great people on hand.

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