World Wrestling Entertainment Reviews

Updated June 13, 2015
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World Wrestling Entertainment Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon
Vince McMahon
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Pros
  • Great work colleagues, fast paced work environment, creative work, great benefits, challenging projects, free gym (in 4 reviews)

  • Free tickets to shows were a plus for perm (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life Balance isn't encouraged (in 7 reviews)

  • Hard to get to the top when they hire upper-management from outside (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Great benefits and pay but don't expect to leave at 5

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I worked at World Wrestling Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Best benefits I've ever had. There are no dull moments and the people you work with are generally good at what they do. It's a great resume builder to have WWE on it and the pace of work will keep you on your toes.

    Cons

    It's expected that you will work overtime. Depending on your department, you can regularly expect to work well into the evening on a fairly regular basis. Projects routinely get changed at the last minute time and time again, which leads to inefficiencies that management expects the grunts to pick up the slack. As others noted, they will almost always hire outside for open manager spots, so good luck moving up.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to keep your workers long term, respect their personal time and plan better. If things change, push back deadlines too.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Think real hard before joining...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Stamford, CT

    I worked at World Wrestling Entertainment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Above average comp (if you're aggressive negotiating), good benefits, sizable company but small enough that you get to know many people, passionate fans, company gives back to community

    Cons

    Too political, micro mgmt culture, no decision making power even for sr execs, initiative is frowned upon, mediocre talent at best throughout org, incompetent middle mgrs (svp/vp) are killing the company as they can't leave and fight to survive (forcing good jr employees to leave frequently as hard to maneuver around these career killers), terribly bloated finance group with mgrs that serve no tangible purpose, exec team operates in fear of McMahon family

    Advice to Management

    Vince is holding on too tight - appoint a ceo to run the company like a real business. Assess bench strength and get rid of these incompetent middle mgrs - a 360 review will flag bad ones quickly


  3. Sr.Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at World Wrestling Entertainment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Their strong commitment to the community.

    Cons

    Unprofessional, inappropriate, work place. Leadership team is toxic. Over work people with little to no recognition. Not a place to work for long-term career growth.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    RUN away from the WWE

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Vice President in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Digital Vice President in Stamford, CT

    I worked at World Wrestling Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Exciting brand, multi vertical entertainment complex, narrow staff, exposure to VKM one of the greatest promoters alive

    Cons

    I know Vince, Linda, Shane and Steph too, all great people who care deeply about the WWE. this isn't about them, it is about the man they have running their company. Turnover here is unbelievable, most management roles turnover every 2yrs! All of the long term staff have fled in the last 14 months. The guy running the whole thing has destroyed the business from the inside all the way out to wall street...and here's my advice

    Advice to Management

    give the WWE over to H already and toss the CFO. The problem has always been this at the WWE, you need to be a fan that understand the business. The CFO doesn't get WWE fans and the content, it is not NASCAR or NBA, even wall street now doesn't believe that he understand investors either. This is a great company and one man has riddled it with problems for his own glory, he is a bully and cost the McMahon's many dedicated staff that care about the brand.


  6. great love it

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

    I worked at World Wrestling Entertainment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    fun, meet a lot of people, you get to learn new experiences and do different things like cashier, greeter, runner, floor

    Cons

    the cons were fast paced, angry customers, not being able to solve problems that were out of my control and getting blamed by the customers for it

    Advice to Management

    my only advice is to keep doing what you're doing because you guys provide a safe and fun work place and I would definently love to work with them again


  7. Unprofessional Environmenet

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

    I worked at World Wrestling Entertainment full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Talented writers, designers and developers.

    Cons

    The leadership strategy at WWE is two fold, intimidation of leadership and zero promotion from within.


  8. Career Graveyard, The WWE has become a very uncomfortable custody battle

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at World Wrestling Entertainment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good momentum, fair pay, access to touching all points in media/entertainment, highly visible American brand, kinda dankish but free gym, indoor cafeteria staffed by fun imbibing chefs, constant pivot of priority

    Cons

    Whatever stage of a career you are in this will be where it goes to die. WWE is never pilfered for its executive or managerial talent for reason-they're not talented. You work here to go through motions but as far as advancing your skill sets or professional achievement those things are not going to happen and thus your role is in providing for the WWE without reciprocation. This is why you only find people who have worked there for 0-2yrs or +10yrs, there's no middle because either they've fled or are culled every few years.
    Constant pivot of priority, death by meetings, no security in role, zero trust in the person to your left/right/above you/below you.

    Advice to Management

    1/restructure
    2/go private, again
    3/merge
    4/need 1 change at tv

    I left the company after I realized that Shane wasn't coming back to save us all and that Steph & H weren't being given the reigns as they should have been. The WWE has become a very uncomfortable custody dispute between two senior execs over who will take ceo and that battle cost the company lots of good people.

    VKM is the Man!


  9. Helpful (9)

    North Korea might be a better option

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

    I worked at World Wrestling Entertainment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits were good and comp was in line with or better than competitors by title, free tickets to events if you're into that. Decent Gym that is free, if you can get the time to go there.

    Cons

    Manage through fear. Too many Managers, not enough Doers. No such thing as work-life balance. They view you as property that is available to them 24/7 even when on "vacation". Culture is a giant CYA, you WILL be thrown under the bus multiple times a day, so be prepared. There is a complete lack of internal development and growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    You're a mature company, not a growth company. Use the cash cow that is right in front of you and leverage the cash for growth through acquisition. You have great talent at the lower levels that is being driven out by poor strategy and even poorer Managers. This place needs a complete overhaul in management. Also, Vince needs to give up the CEO job to an outsider, he's too emotionally attached to decisions.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Working at WWE.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at World Wrestling Entertainment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, lots of opportunities to do what you want. Mostly everyone you work with is very friendly and enjoyable to be around. Non salary jobs offer a ton of overtime whenever you want it, flip side being you don't make very much hourly and will need it.

    Cons

    Pay isn't great. Tough to move through early and mid-career points. Highly political atmosphere that will downright disregard your ability or talent if someone more important than you decides they dislike you.

    Advice to Management

    Understand employees better, offer clearer communication as opposed to vaguely recalling problems in the past. Place a greater importance on creativity and less on politics.


  11. Great company with many opportunities...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Director in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at World Wrestling Entertainment full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyday at WWE is a different day and presents different challenges, so there is never a dull moment. The employees are talented and are very passionate about this brand. WWE also values their employees and illustrates that by providing opportunities internally and always looking to grow talent from within.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is always a challenge no matter where you work, but I think it is more challenging at WWE especially if you are a mom wanting to be successful in your career. I also think that promotions and compensations are inconsistent across the company.

    Advice to Management

    Treat others as you would want to be treated.



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