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World Wrestling Entertainment Reviews

Updated October 10, 2014
Updated October 10, 2014
51 Reviews
3.3
51 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work colleagues, fast paced work environment, creative work, great benefits, challenging projects, free gym (in 4 reviews)

  • Great junior level staff with ability to receive free tickets to the show (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • I'll agree that work-life balance can be a challenge here (in 6 reviews)

  • No work-life balance, very political climate (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 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.

  2.  

    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

  3.  

    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

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  5.  

    Lots of growth and opportunities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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).

  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Brand, lousy place to work!

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

    I worked at World Wrestling Entertainment full-time (more than an 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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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.

  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Senior Technical Project Manager

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

    I have been working at World Wrestling Entertainment full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Interesting work with smart, dedicated, professional coworkers. Everyone is a team player and trying to help whenever they can. Benefits are quite good with health, dental, 401k matching, stock options, education reimbursement and more. The gym is world class and free to all employees and a guest.

    Accountability is stressed with a lot of freedom to employees who can prove they are capable. Work from home and flexible hours are common place as long as your job can be done remotely.

    Cons

    A lot of work and high expectations make this a very high energy, sometimes stressful, environment. Everyone is stretched thin here so you have to be able to balance the work and prioritize properly. Management is sometimes unavailable due to high pressure projects and other initiatives so this is definitely a company for self starters who can manage things on their own with little supervision. Expect constant change and anticipate that work you've done may or may not see the light of day. This is a fast paced, quickly changing, company that doesn't stand still for better or worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manager titles should be bonus eligible not just directories and above. We do a lot of work and should be recognized for it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning experience, but very political environment

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

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

    Pros

    Incredible learning ground if you want to become a TV producer. You are absolutely given the chance to sink or swim from a very early point in your employment.

    Cons

    It is a politically charged atmosphere, where sometimes talented people are held back because someone knows someone. Hard to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication from the top on down would be the number one thing to improve upon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was ok

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

    I worked at World Wrestling Entertainment as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company is large, so you get a lot of desk space. It is located in CT, so they have private parking lot, which is amazing. The people are very nice.

    Cons

    There are strange insider gossips and something felt very wrong. People would speak behind each other's backs. I felt like there was something much more underneath that's going on than meets the eye of the beholder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more truthful with your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Exactly what I was looking for at the time.

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

    I have been working at World Wrestling Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Fun company with lots of opportunity. Ability to work across different areas and experience different aspects to your job is a plus. Not too much hierarchy where jobs are completely siloed. Hours are long but if you like what you do it just means the day goes by faster and that's a plus. It's definitely never boring!

    Cons

    Still a young company in many ways related to organization and structure, very messy and random day to day. Often need to make the impossible happen. Work hours are very long and it is expected that you are on call at all times. Not the right company for you if you want a 9-5 and don't want to take work home with you. But I 'd say if you have the right boss, they will be understanding of this fact and allow some flexibility to make up for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are only as good as your team - remember that, and spend time getting to know and listening to your teams, you'll be a better overall executive as a result and your teams will be happier. Be transparent, it's never good to feel uneasy or on shaky ground as an employee - it makes you want to look elsewhere for employment. Focus on communicating to your teams and you'll find the good ones will stick around longer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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