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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. Helpful (2)

    "Director of Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weston, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weston, CT

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

    Pros

    Good pay at WWE always

    Cons

    Everything else was not good

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Can be a tough place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They generally pay well and have very good benefits. There are a lot of passionate people working there. Interesting company willing to try new things.

    Cons

    Some members of the senior management team are pretty harsh. Culture starts at the top and when you see that one of them is calling you the initial reaction tends to be "uh oh." This isn't the reaction a senior manager should want to create, but I think they know (and like it).

    Advice to Management

    It doesn't make you weak if your staff likes you. It makes you weak when you rule by fear.


  3. "Senior Technical Project Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Project Coordinator in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Project Coordinator in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, friendly and intelligent co workers, lots to do and a lot you can learn off your peers and senior managers. Great place to start your career and get to know the ins and outs of the entertainment world

    Cons

    work-life balance is non existent, very political and stressful environment and executive managers control everything and will make decisions based off business need not necessarily logical.

    Advice to Management

    Promote within your company, hire more individuals who do the work and not those who just sit and talk. Promote macro-management atmosphere rather than micro-management.


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  5. "Project Manager"

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


  6. "WWE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Editor in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Editor in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the greatest places and really well managed facility

    Cons

    here are no Cons here.

    Advice to Management

    runs like a clock, keep it as it is.


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

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


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Ripe for advancement"

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


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Don't work at the WWE, protect your career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pros have already been covered below. BTW all, yes ALL of the glowing reviews on for the WWE on GDoor are written by the HR department. This is done once a quarter per a requirement. It is why they are so bland.

    Cons

    Unless you are 25-30yrs old and can afford the career detour, do not accept the offer of +20% comp over other roles that you would be considered for elsewhere. The WWE is a career pit; your skill sets will atrophy, you will spend all hours of the day managing up to the bitter feuds between the hair hat and mindy in teenage girl fights, and when you decode to leave you will never get another job as good as the ones that you considered before joining the WWE. The reason is that as a fake company, and you will simply not appreciate as a worker. When Linda was here everything was better. WWE is simply toxic on a resume and has ruined so many lives since I have been here.

    Advice to Management

    VKM the weather has gotten too Mindy inside and a HairHat has let you down since 2008. Time for change good man


  10. Helpful (8)

    "An international, publicly traded, 'Mom and Pop' shop."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meeting interesting people and being a part of an iconic brand. Also, it was great seeing how WWE inspires people and makes them forget about their problems for a few hours a week.

    Cons

    Like the title says, this company contains the pressures of a global and publicly traded company with the informality of a small business (no approval or steering committee or any formalized process that I was exposed to). It actually feels like being back in high school. There is such an emphasis on 'looking good' and there is a general environment of insecurity and envy. 'We want to be like Disney'...'What does Netflix do?' . This has been, is and will be a recipe for disaster.

    This place also has a high turnover rate due to this unique a culture of fear and vanity. A lot of the people that have been there a long time have pronounced sycophantic qualities about them and talking the talking but can't walk the walk. You can't blame them as this is how one thrives in that environment.

    Unrealistic expectations. They want wall street hours on main street pay. Many people had never expected their jobs to be an almost 24/7 endeavor.

    Advice to Management

    Vince McMahon has accomplished great things in sports entertainment. Overseeing the day to day operations of a public company, however, is not for everybody.

    You can tell that there are business practices that were widely used before the information technology age and its very archaic and only useful to appease executives whom have worked all their lives in that environment.

    Also, stop trying to be like other companies and just try to be yourself. You have a product that inspires so many people and you're trying to be like Disney or Netflix. You're not Disney and Netflix, nobody is. If you start having a sense of self-identity, the company will not be as chaotic.


  11. Helpful (7)

    "Long time employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, International Marketing and Communications in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Director, International Marketing and Communications in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at World Wrestling Entertainment full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    WWE is an exciting, fast paced environment, filled with passionate folks. I've held many positions over 17 years here, starting as the receptionist and making my way to the current position of Director, International Marketing and Comms. Every day is a new day to learn, travel, and come up with interesting ways to do our jobs. With so many products, there are endless opportunities for creativity.
    There is an electricity in all of our offices, which is infectious.

    Cons

    Being a massive global brand, there isn't always great work/life balance. Depending on your role, the hours are long and travel can be brutal.
    It can be a challenging environment, with many voices to be heard in order to get things moving forward.


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