WWE Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated Dec 3, 2020

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  • "The work environment is fast-paced yet welcoming and friendly(in 20 reviews)

  • "Great company, great travel, great people(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome Experience as WWE Intern"

    5.0
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I worked at WWE

    Pros

    The work environment is fast-paced yet welcoming and friendly.

    Cons

    Hours can be tough depending on the department

  2. "Good Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WWE full-time

    Pros

    Very exciting & engaging work environment.

    Cons

    The hours on occasion can be long.

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  3. "Great company"

    4.0
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    Former Contractor - Front Desk Receptionist in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WWE for less than a year

    Pros

    great incentives and work environment

    Cons

    not a lot of room to go from contract to perm

  4. Helpful (8)

    "AVOID THIS PLACE"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Former Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WWE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay and some people were great to work with

    Cons

    Toxic work environment, no structure, and HR is useless.

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  5. Helpful (7)

    "This is one of the worst companies that I've ever known, both inside and outside...."

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Corporate Security in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WWE full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It's about wrestling I guess.

    Cons

    I could literally write a book about just how disgusting the WWE is running but the main key points are: - Lack of health care to it's WRESTLERS who make the company for what it is today - Hackneyed on-camera presentation, featuring so many ill-prepared stories, characters and even the camera - Oppressive and hostile work environment - Blatant nepotism and selectivity - The McMahons (especially Vince) - No equal pay for it's wrestlers - Doesn't look out for it's former wrestlers

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "Good pay, bad environment"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at WWE full-time

    Pros

    The pay was pretty good

    Cons

    The work environment was toxic

  7. Helpful (8)

    "It's Great Until It Isn't"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WWE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. You will learn a ton. On the TV side, WWE is one of the leading production companies in the amount of high quality content it puts out. If you are eager to learn the basics of television production - I would say there is no better place than to start than here. Depending on the department, you are given a lot of responsibility and if motivated, you will learn a lot and craft your skills that can give the edge needed in the cutthroat industry of entertainment. Most production assistants at other companies are delegated menial tasks and while you will get some of those here - you are also given tasks expected of people in much higher positions at other companies. These tasks while somewhat difficult and stressful and way above the pay grade of a production assistant, will give you the ability to craft your skills and help advance your career. 2. The people and your co-workers are fantastic for the most part. There are some rotten eggs but they are in the minority as most of the people I worked with are some of the most talented and genuinely nice people in the industry.

    Cons

    1. Management is utterly incompetent. One review on here states that there are people in high up positions who should hold much lower titles and people in lower positions who should hold much higher titles. That is very true. Management are very afraid to think for themselves or stand up to the higher ups and instead quote on quote "drink the cool-aid". They play into the toxic work environment that doesn't benefit the lower level employees of any given department who then end up having to deal with these ridiculous work requirements/ standards. I guess management is resistant to change because at the end of the day, it doesn't really affect them as the lower level employees pick up all the slack. In all, it turns what should be a fun job with an exciting product into a frustrating slog. 2. People really don't get rewarded for hard work and it is incredibly hard to get promoted or move up in the company. It ends being quite absurd because you then have no motivation to work hard because at the end of the day, if you do a mediocre job or excel above your peers and deliver stellar work it ends up all the same - you ain't gonna get promoted or rewarded unless you suck up to your boss. 3. Work/life balance is abysmal but also kinda expected within the industry but then again the way management run things here makes it much worse than any other similar entertainment company.

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  8. Helpful (3)

    "Working at WWE"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Producer 

    I worked at WWE full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good salary Good benefits

    Cons

    Horrible management Toxic work environment

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    "WWE is a great media/tech company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WWE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Culture Great People Amazing work environment

    Cons

    Ability to grown from within

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  10. Helpful (15)

    "Almost meets my expectation"

    3.0
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    Director in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WWE for more than a year

    Pros

    - The most electrifying sports entertainment business in the world with skyrocketing stock price and YoY market cap growth that crushes Amazon. - Worklife balance is great. People don't seem to work on Friday here (the office is a ghost town). Mondays and Tuesdays are pretty slow as many people (particularly the event teams and some execs) are just coming back from weekend traveling (many folks travel on sundays attend and manage the WWE televised live events). Wednesdays and Thursdays pretty much slow down from there. And then we're back to Friday! - Brings you closer to pro wrestling entertainment. If you love wrestling, this is heaven. - Nice colleagues. People are polite and well mannered. - The company is actively trying to change for the better (even though it's not quite there yet)

    Cons

    - Titles, salaries, and staff leveling are inconsistent across the org. Seniority (not meritocracy) rules. There are many talented folks being managed by folks without a lot of talent. Titles are very inflated here. There are tons of directors without direct reports who have little to no management experience. There are a lot of management layers and bureaucracy. There seems to always be a bit of favoritism/bias and political intrigue at play. - When you work here, it's hard to transition anywhere else. The other media/tech firms in NYC don't take WWE seriously when they see it on a resume. They don't see WWE as an intellectual business environment. Their perception of WWE is based on the wrestling that they see on TV. - Pathetic family leave policy. They've only started giving paternity leave not more than a few years ago. And the paternity leave here is only for 2 weeks. For comparisons, consulting/accounting firms like Deloitte & PwC give you 4 months. European companies like Spotify & Nestle give you 6 months. US Tech companies like Google, FB, eBay, give you 12 weeks. - Not a very diverse work environment, if you know what I mean, particularly in the leadership positions.

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