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World Wrestling Entertainment Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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Pros
  • You will never get bored at this fast paced, high energy company and you will always have an opportunity for growth and development (in 17 reviews)

  • Excellent Team support, Good Benefits (Insurance (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Depending on your department work-life balance can be difficult, but for myself I honestly have no complaints (in 24 reviews)

  • no work life balance, terrible culture (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Creative Contractor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun work. Good communication. Reasonable compensation.

    Cons

    Can't really say. Have no specific complaints.


  2. "Cutthroat environment but long-term potential if you can survive it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at World Wrestling Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Strong compensation. Unique Brand. Brass rings hanging in every department for those with the drive, ambition, and lack of ethics to reach for them.

    Cons

    "Boys club" environment. Top management disregards facts that dispute their pre-conceived beliefs. If anyone decides you are part of the problem, you're gone, regardless of where/when/how you showed up.

    Advice to Management

    The sooner the Executive team stops enabling Vince's tendency to change his mind on a whim and commits to any kind of long-term strategy, the company will achieve everything within its grasp.

  3. "Don't"

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

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

    Pros

    uh... none really. You can say you worked here.

    Cons

    Production Assistants are hired to do Associate Producing and Assistant Editing work for 1/4th of the pay that they should make. Highly Stressful. Harassment. 0 communication between departments. Makes for employees whom have been there a while easy to stab someone in the back, and yes it happens often. Your bosses will have no idea what your day to day actually entails. This makes for a very difficult situation if you make a mistake and they have to reprimand you. High pressure situation for entry level...as they put the most responsibly on you to take it off of them which makes for a high turnover rate and 0 leadership or help. You are more likely to get laughed at then treated with respect. They will offer you a position after a 3 month trial period, then will make sure you accept and send out the letter the same day so that they've got you. No weekend to mull it over. I would rather have shown up, not spoken to a single person and have been 1,000 times happier. Employees go out of their way to make sure you are as miserable as they are.

    Advice to Management

    Get over yourselves and do real work. Get your hands dirty, engage in what people are doing under you in the day to day, rather than sitting at your desk waiting for a mistake to happen to actually take the opportunity to do your job.


  4. "Very happy thus far!"

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    Current Employee - Video Editor in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Video Editor in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at World Wrestling Entertainment full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very professional and caring work environment

    Cons

    not enough lunches on the rooftop? can't think of anything else

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Where to start with this dumpster fire..."

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    Current Employee - Director in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Director in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at World Wrestling Entertainment full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ha! Pros. That's too funny.

    Cons

    There are a number of reviews here that nail it perfectly for anyone thinking of joining this train wreck. When HR and Senior staffers have to post bogus reviews about the company in an effort to generate interest to attract candidates you should really think twice about joining. I’ve worked with some incompetent Human Resource people but never an entire department like the one I have here. They absolutely set a new standard for ineptitude that, in some ways, is magnificent to watch in the first person. One day I sat mystified, marveling at their buffoonery as they had a discussion with an employee who they caught lying on their resume about a prior job title and still couldn’t manage to terminate this person. Yet, they’ve RIF’d other more gifted colleagues since I’ve been here because someone in the organization didn’t like them for some petty, high-schoolish reason. This is not an HR group that will support you when you need it, so don’t really on it. Which ever reviewer posted about the turnover here is correct. In fact, I’d be inclined to say they were conservative at 40%, as it is off the charts. Let’s not forget the number of employees (wait, “contractors”) affiliated with this company who have tragically died over the last decade. And I don’t mean their careers metaphorically died, I mean they actually DIED. Unbelievable.

    The culture here is highly toxic. The employees that engage in the type of treatment of other people I’ve witnessed are despicable and should be embarrassed about their behavior. Accusations of sexism, racism, etc. are very real indeed. I work in a capacity that I touch about every department in the building and these are hands down some of the most unfriendly, unprofessional, immature people you will ever meet and during my first three months here people refused to even look me in the eye never mind offer the most basic of assistance. It is most definitely a CYA environment. Your entire skill set will atrophy while you are on this job, be it technical (systems are disgraceful) or interpersonal and you will undoubtedly regress taking nothing with you as you inevitably transition to whatever destination is next for you.

    Everything starts from the top down and the leadership is a joke. This trickles down through the ranks and inevitably infects the sycophants below making it impossible to respect and support incompetent leadership like that. Nepotism at its finest with this bunch. If Steffys last name wasn’t what it is she’d be unemployable as she struggles to form coherent thoughts or sentences during meetings and the CFO has no business heading the Finance organization (several former colleagues of his share the same opinion). Oh, and worst RUG ever! Seriously, pony up the extra few bucks and get that thing replaced.

    WWE is simply a family run, mom-and-pop shop masquerading as public company. If shareholders, the SEC, or even law enforcement ever found out about how this company is run or what goes on inside that building they’d be sued into third world poverty. My advice, don’t be collateral damage, stay away. Good luck.

    Advice to Management

    Seriously??? Do you think they'd comprehend it?


  6. Helpful (1)

    "IT Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Team support, Good Benefits (Insurance + Paid Holidays)

    Cons

    Poor Management, No Career Growth ( They hire people from outside than promoting and giving chance to internal candidate), No new projects, Application Support of outdated version, Doesn't think of long term solutions.

    Advice to Management

    CTO of the company really need to think of undertaking the Enterprise Application Team and give opportunity to its own employee rather than hiring from outside. Open Door policy is very much required for the growth & retention of the employee. Current VP doesn't justify the role & provide right guidance to its employee.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Worst job of my career (Please ignore fake reviews all posted w/in a week of each other)"

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    Former Employee - Director in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Director in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can tell people you work at WWE

    Cons

    Horrible management, rampant fear, absurd politics, infighting, incompetent middle management, culture of fear & abuse, stupid commute, crappy office space, zero lunch options

    Advice to Management

    Please all go home

  8. "Overall good company to work for but not without some cultural issues in upper management."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at World Wrestling Entertainment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    WWE offers great benefits and opportunities to its employees. There's space for vertical as well as horizontal movement for those not set on a career or possibly looking at different options. The company offers its employees a lot ranging from 401K, company parties, great health plan options, and stock options. It also benefits from being on the cutting edge of certain technologies such as a top of the line graphics department, video streaming services, in-house production team, and social media teams, etc. Plenty of opportunity to work overtime if needed.

    Cons

    Depending on your department, your experience may vary. Certain departments are valued more as is natural in some companies, however this is sometimes used as leverage to do what is in their best interest instead of the companies. Reaching out to upper management in more valued departments to get a task done is like pulling teeth. Aware of this departmental favoritism, department heads will simply ignore or defer you to a later time because there is no one you can go to that will help you, despite it being in the best interest of the company. Depending on your department, your work life balance may vary. If you're the type of person who can put their head down, do their work, and not be bothered by the occasional rude attitude by an overly valued employee, you can get far.

    Advice to Management

    Hold yourselves accountable. Do what is in the best interest of the company, not yourself. Stamp out departmental favoritism and general rudeness. It is up to those who are managing the department heads that must make sure this mess gets sorted out, its in the best interest of the company.


  9. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at World Wrestling Entertainment full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced atmosphere and never bored.

    Cons

    No virtual positions, commuting to Stamford a challenge.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Director"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at World Wrestling Entertainment full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, collaborative environment. Everyone looks out for each other and there's very little drama or finger pointing.
    Excellent cafeteria and Gym allow for minimal time outside the office during the day. Reasonable working hours (some extra around the big PPVs).

    Cons

    Occasional impulsive "firings" keep people on edge in terms of job security.
    Lack of clear expectations from the top down. Upper management can be more reactive than pro-active.

    Advice to Management

    Clearly define what you expect from your team.


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