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World Wrestling Entertainment Reviews

Updated February 23, 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. 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.


  2. 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.


  3. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    365 days of work.. this company has round the clock studio, creative and events.

    Cons

    The company needs to be more diversified.


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  5. "WWE is a good company that has worked for me"

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    Current Employee - Finance/Operations in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Finance/Operations in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The WWE is a good company that allows for professional growth if you are a fit for their respective areas. The pay structure is very good considering it is an entertainment company in Connecticut. WWE hires middle-management and up for their expertise in particular areas, and as such there is an expectation that you immediately provide value in your area. I think that this serves some well and others not. If you are good at your job then I have found that the WWE can be a great company to work.

    Cons

    Outline your expectations for what you want out of your job before joining the WWE. While I have found it to be engaging work many have not due to the frustrating reporting structure. I see both sides of this here and while there are redundancies in workflows and archaic management styles, it is what it is. If you are aligned with a well run team here the work can be good. Home ent/games is run well by people with backgrounds in the field. I think TV might be having a harder time.

    Advice to Management

    While it made sense for a while it seems time to consciously un-couple the c-level reporting structure back to a more true set of verticals


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Ripe for advancement"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Manager in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Meal allowance for evening hours

    Cons

    Some disorganization can be reduced

    Advice to Management

    Observe working guidelines


  7. "The fact I can get it right away with the same thing to say it was the try and make me happy and sad at all"

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    Former Employee - Professional Wrestler in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Professional Wrestler in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at World Wrestling Entertainment full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The only thing that would have to go back and I don't think that I have a great way of Sadden

    Cons

    Fidgeting the rest of the day before I get a follow back on my way home from work to be a good little bit more of the year day and night with

    Advice to Management

    The fact I can get it right away with a lot more fun


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Working at WWE."

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    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Stamford, CT
    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fun projects and great people, but they work you to death."

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    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun projects, can be very hands on if you are driven. Loved the people I worked with.

    Cons

    They hire production assistants to do assistant editor and associate producer work for $14 an hour. Hours can be very long and demanding.

    Advice to Management

    Create more of a work life balance.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "They dangle rewards in front of you to cover how bad it really is"

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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 8 years)

    Pros

    Free gym with classes; Great people and great friendships formed; Energetic and fast pasted; Free tickets to shows, if you can get them before they sell out; Entertainment industry and a location out of NYC; Very talented individuals working for the company; Great health benefits; Fantastic vacation time - except you are given a guilt trip every time you try to use it; Free shuttle service to/from train station if you can manage to work normal hours; Free dinner if you are working late;

    Cons

    Vince is a workhorse and doesn't believe in vacations, so employees are working constantly because he is; Upper management creates an atmosphere of fear, because they live in fear themselves and just have to be 'YES men' to appease their bosses; Extremely long hours, and you'll find yourself working even on your "vacation" unless you're out of the country with no email access, so work-life balance is very bad; Pay is terrible unless you have quit and come back at a higher level, or unless you have stepped on someone to get to the top; Product is worn out and old but the blame is always pointed at employees; A lot of gossiping and politics and inter-department wars; Some very young and immature employees; You will feel burnt out after working there for more than a year, only the thick-skinned will survive longer;

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the people doing the actual work, and give credit where credit is due. You have talented individuals working for you that can solve all your problems if you just give them a chance.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Wrasslin' with the Sports Entertainment Giant!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance and Operations in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Finance and Operations in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful office with a company parking lot, cafeteria, and an amazing gym,. There is an air of excitement that runs through the company when the big events happen and the months leading up to Wrestlemania are exciting. The company is entertainment based and that goes to keeping the working entertained too and all that can add to great office culture.

    Cons

    Long driving hours in some of the departments, which is why the company offers benefit of free parking, in house cafe and free in house gym. Its geared to keep you on site and working through lunch and late. Below management level employees pay for management mistakes- lots of mass layoffs yet the department heads jobs stay safe. They never change the way business is done and will never evolve- one department Royalty and Licensing- the department head has more turnover due to poor management style, inappropriate behavior towards both men and women yet he stays safe because he refuses to train people of divulge any knowledge of his position- his own payback is he will remain a director his entire career.

    Advice to Management

    There is no management to truly advise- although it is a world wide billion dollar company it is run like a mom and pop business and the family name is on the door- McMahon. Regardless of public trading Vince is the majority share holder and will make any and every decision until he dies in his $2,000 office chair.


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