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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. "Top"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Camera in Groningen (Suriname)
    Current Employee - Camera in Groningen (Suriname)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Here help people with you are you doing. I love it

    Cons

    Here don't have problem. Make more movie with us. The place where you doing today is the best place

    Advice to Management

    Make better network


  2. Helpful (1)

    "WWE.COM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at World Wrestling Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Pros for working at WWE are it's so much fun. If you're a fan who won't go crazy on the job and you genuinely want to make a the best of your experience as well as help the company you'll enjoy every second of it.

    Cons

    Lunch is on the expensive side.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "The Hunger Games comes to life"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at World Wrestling Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Every day is different there.

    Cons

    The cutthroat environment is unbelievable.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Could be great if all management, and CEO were replaced."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to travel and see the world on the company's dime. Work up close and personal with WWE and celebrity talent.

    Cons

    No room for growth unless you fit into the unrealistic mold of the company. Terrible management. HR department is non-existent. No work-life balance. Having any semblance of a life is frowned upon. If you don't like being bullied by rich people, do not work here. No company loyalty unless your name rhymes with Hohn Bena, or Shmayne Bonson. Overall abysmal place to work. You will inevitably get fired for no reason, and the person doing the firing won't even bat an eyelash while doing so.

    Advice to Management

    More like advice to WWE. Have management training seminars, and keep an ear to the ground as to what's going on in your company. Use less paper. Treat your employees like human beings. Reward people besides upper management and millionaire talent, when something great is achieved within your company.


  6. "Awesome Tech Team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at World Wrestling Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    This is a fast growth team, it's exciting and has great opportunities

    Cons

    if change is uncomfortable for you, and you prefer the stability of a regular 9-5, then this might not be the team for you

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  7. "VP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at World Wrestling Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Very pragmatic, can do place.

    Cons

    Very tolerant of bad behavior that wouldn't fly in other companies. Hard to advance if an outside hire rather than came up through the ranks.

    Advice to Management

    Take a long hard look at some of the practices. There is a great variety between departments


  8. "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Career Distaster"

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


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Social Media Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at World Wrestling Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Positive brand strong social media presence

    Cons

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