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World Wrestling Entertainment Reviews

Updated May 9, 2017
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Pros
  • re looking to advance your career, be challenged on a daily basis and work in a fun, fast-paced environment (in 10 reviews)

  • They generally pay well and have very good benefits (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Very demanding schedule and work life balance is a struggle (in 20 reviews)

  • There can be long hours sometimes if there is an upcoming event or if you're on an understaffed team (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "VP of Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A business that never stops working.

    Cons

    Sometimes can be a slow environment Change


  2. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Intern in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at World Wrestling Entertainment (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun work environment was enjoyable

    Cons

    Poor leadership was a problem

    Advice to Management

    Address leadership problems


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience- but takes a part of your soul (TV SIDE ONLY)"

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

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

    Pros

    Team atmosphere. You're all in this hole together. Decent pay if you're making hourly. Really talented people around you. Good benefits. Fun environment. Great first time job because future employers love the WWE name- they know it and respect it.

    Cons

    There's a lot of hurry up and wait. Bad equipment. Understaffed. Bad HR. No communication. Demanding. Long hours. Working on holidays and weekends sometimes. Horrible management- to the point where my boss was constantly just watching YouTube videos. Management and executives don't care about you. You are so incredibly replaceable to them.

    Advice to Management

    Some of the management there is only there because of the length of time they've stayed with the company and NOT because they're good at actually managing people. In my experience, I had several managers that micromanaged because they didn't have anything else to do in their day. Some of these people get paid 150k+ a year to browse facebook and then yell at you when you mess up. There are some really talented people there but the constant outlandish and seemingly impossible demands from the top tier of executives is ridiculous and infringes on your life on a monthly basis. They do not care about you or how long your work day has to be in order to get what they want done. The reason they have a high turn over rate is because the WWE life is demanding (unless you work in the corporate building) and they do not want people here who are not capable or willing to work hard. There are a million people who are willing to work here and they believe you are easily replaceable. Though- there are a lot of people who want to work their entire life there. There are some people who really thrive there and love their jobs. I unfortunately was not one of them. No one I know who's ever left WWE has regretted leaving.

    This is a great job for a first job. Great name to have on your resume and provides a lot of transferable skills. If you can work here, you can literally work anywhere because no other company will demand more time, patience or work out of you.


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  5. Helpful (9)

    "Career Distaster"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Prospecting WWE employee be warned, the WWE will wreck your career. You will be attracted to join the WWE for the 20% premium to avg pay for your role, the ability to work across live entertainment, and a lofty title.
    I write this review for all ages but primarily for the millennials. Also, this is not a female-friendly work space.

    Cons

    What they will not tell you; annual employee turnover since 2012 has been 40%, FACT. That one thing should make any level employee rethink it. You may put that aside believing that you are joining a big name brand company and that will add value to your future resume-STOP. Every HR/Headhunter already knows about the WWE. Nothing in your potential as an employee will appreciate from the work you contribute to the WWE. You need to protect yourself and career potential, work at the liquor store across the street before the WWE.

    Advice to Management

    If you choose to ignore this then consider this suggestion; refuse the option in the offer(you will not last the vestment period) and the bonus as well-fight for the salary and title.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a unique experience to work for a brand that has a tangible real life experience. When attending events with clients, you can't help but feel proud when the crowd is cheering. It's an energy like no other.

    Cons

    They have a problem with talent churn. Human Resources department at the time did not seem to appreciate the importance of finding ways to hold onto talent internally, even if interests are to change departments, rather then let them leave.

    Advice to Management

    Establish an employee retention program and resources.


  7. "Video utilities"

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    Former Employee - Video Utilities in Winter Park, FL
    Former Employee - Video Utilities in Winter Park, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to be in a fast paced industry where you're from day one put in the action. Things are as you see on TV and they make good use of you and your skills.

    Cons

    You can very easily be forgotten as there is a big crew and fast paced work. There's a clear division in between suits and technical workers, with very little career path between worlds.

    Advice to Management

    Management is great. Have a career option for those starting so they can keep progressing inside the company. The experience you gain putting the shows together can translate well to the business side.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fast-paced, challenging, lots of politics"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing team, some of the best I've ever worked with. Plenty of resources for new projects, can get new things to market quickly and try them on huge audiences. Great benefits and decent work environment.

    Cons

    Heavy internal office politics, rapid shifts in direction and leadership staffing. When you get support, you get full support. When you don't, you never know why. When you lose support, it's a total mystery. Lots of things get built and never launched.

    Advice to Management

    Look to elevate from within before you go outside. Lots of great minds get passed over in favor of outsiders with great resumes who end up not sticking around. Bungee-bosses.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Politics, harassment, and all sorts of "-isms""

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    Former Employee - Product Development Coordinator in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Product Development Coordinator in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    WWE is a great company to have on paper on your resume. You will get to work on cool stuff that reaches millions of fans/ppl. Great learning experience and great stepping stone in your career.......Vince really does rock IRL.

    Cons

    If you are into office politics, favoritism, racism, sexual harassment, breaking rules and laws - this place is for you! If you are white or indian, you will have a decently long career. If you are anything but those, MAX you will stay there is 3 years. Place is a ticking time bomb of law suits ready to go off.

    Advice to Management

    None, you guys do you!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Bad times keep getting worse"

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

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

    Pros

    I will leave this space for the WWE HR people that abuse glassdoor

    Cons

    It would seem as though VKM has either gotten really sick (and he's a huge germaphobe), gone on the Trump trail, or is digging a deep grave for his in house CEO GB. The Network internally has been really great and our fans love it but the financial side of it has been abysmal. It feels like we are going to be sold to someone or worse- the accounting /finance/3rd floor people keep leaving the company! What do they all know!!!

    Advice to Management

    Pick a winner for the CEO title Vince, Hunter or WIlson, just pick it please!


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Manager at WWE"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Manager in Stamford, CT
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at World Wrestling Entertainment full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Most people director level and below, work hard. They put their blood, sweat and tears into the place. WWE is a machine. They churn out work and produce faster than any other organization I've ever encountered. Other organizations are always impressed if you have worked there, especially if you can last more than 5 years. It is known for a fast paced environment and if you can keep up and be a yes man without having an alternate opinion you will succeed.

    Cons

    It is not a 9-5 job. It is a live event company that is ridiculously political. Upper management is phony and only care about themselves. Most of the company is a boys club. You can give your life to the place, work long hours, do work on the wkend and there is no respect for those that are hard working and loyal. You will never be allowed to work from home, and are forced to come in on terrible snow days to show face. You have to be ruthless, phony, and political to succeed. If you want to be happy go elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Have managers and directors take courses so they are educated on systems and so they have the knowledge to get another job in their field. Chances are if employees stay for longer than 5 years, their knowledge on other technology and systems will be forgotten. Respect the employees who do the actual work and are in the office or home at night working on the projects, not just the ones who present the work.


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