World Wrestling Entertainment Reviews

Updated 13 April, 2015
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World Wrestling Entertainment Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon
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Pros
  • Great work colleagues, fast paced work environment, creative work, great benefits, challenging projects, free gym (in 4 reviews)

  • Great junior level staff with ability to receive free tickets to the show (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • I'll agree that work-life balance can be a challenge here (in 7 reviews)

  • Hard to get to the top when they hire upper-management from outside (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Unprofessional Environmenet

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at World Wrestling Entertainment full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Talented writers, designers and developers.

    Cons

    The leadership strategy at WWE is two fold, intimidation of leadership and zero promotion from within.

  2. Career Graveyard, The WWE has become a very uncomfortable custody battle

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Stamford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Stamford, CT (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good momentum, fair pay, access to touching all points in media/entertainment, highly visible American brand, kinda dankish but free gym, indoor cafeteria staffed by fun imbibing chefs, constant pivot of priority

    Cons

    Whatever stage of a career you are in this will be where it goes to die. WWE is never pilfered for its executive or managerial talent for reason-they're not talented. You work here to go through motions but as far as advancing your skill sets or professional achievement those things are not going to happen and thus your role is in providing for the WWE without reciprocation. This is why you only find people who have worked there for 0-2yrs or +10yrs, there's no middle because either they've fled or are culled every few years.
    Constant pivot of priority, death by meetings, no security in role, zero trust in the person to your left/right/above you/below you.

    Advice to Management

    1/restructure
    2/go private, again
    3/merge
    4/need 1 change at tv

    I left the company after I realized that Shane wasn't coming back to save us all and that Steph & H weren't being given the reigns as they should have been. The WWE has become a very uncomfortable custody dispute between two senior execs over who will take ceo and that battle cost the company lots of good people.

    VKM is the Man!

  3. Great company with many opportunities...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Stamford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Stamford, CT (US)

    I have been working at World Wrestling Entertainment full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyday at WWE is a different day and presents different challenges, so there is never a dull moment. The employees are talented and are very passionate about this brand. WWE also values their employees and illustrates that by providing opportunities internally and always looking to grow talent from within.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is always a challenge no matter where you work, but I think it is more challenging at WWE especially if you are a mom wanting to be successful in your career. I also think that promotions and compensations are inconsistent across the company.

    Advice to Management

    Treat others as you would want to be treated.

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  5. Working at WWE

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I have been working at WWE for nearly 4 years. It has been a terrific experience both professionally and personally. I have been provided with the opportunity to learn, grow and move within the company. Staff is collaborative and some of the most hard working dedicated people I have ever met. I enjoy coming to work every day and look forward to many years to come.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be challenging at times when working for a 24/7 global entertainment company.

  6. Working at WWE.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Stamford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Stamford, CT (US)

    I have been working at World Wrestling Entertainment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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.

  7. Great Place to Work and Grow!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    WWE is a great place to work if you’re looking to advance your career, be challenged on a daily basis and work in a fun, fast-paced environment. Employees are rewarded and recognized for their hard work. There's also a great sense of accomplishment among employees. It's a great feeling knowing you're making a real impact to the business.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is definitely something that’s difficult to manage.

  8. Helpful (7)

    Toxic environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at World Wrestling Entertainment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, very talented staff.

    Cons

    It's like being in junior high in terms of office politics. It's hard to feel good about your job when a lot of the executive staff is so demeaning.

    Advice to Management

    Be on time and respect your employees. Treating everyone like they are beneath your intellect is counterproductive to a healthy work environment.

  9. Helpful (9)

    North Korea might be a better option

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits were good and comp was in line with or better than competitors by title, free tickets to events if you're into that. Decent Gym that is free, if you can get the time to go there.

    Cons

    Manage through fear. Too many Managers, not enough Doers. No such thing as work-life balance. They view you as property that is available to them 24/7 even when on "vacation". Culture is a giant CYA, you WILL be thrown under the bus multiple times a day, so be prepared. There is a complete lack of internal development and growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    You're a mature company, not a growth company. Use the cash cow that is right in front of you and leverage the cash for growth through acquisition. You have great talent at the lower levels that is being driven out by poor strategy and even poorer Managers. This place needs a complete overhaul in management. Also, Vince needs to give up the CEO job to an outsider, he's too emotionally attached to decisions.

  10. Internship Program

    Former Employee - Intern in Stamford, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Stamford, CT (US)

    I worked at World Wrestling Entertainment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Friendly staff
    -Great experience, highly recommended for a WWE fan

    Cons

    -unpaid
    -located in Connecticut, far commute if you live in NYC

    Advice to Management

    -start having paid internships

  11. Great experience for an Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in Stamford, CT (US)
    Current Intern - Intern in Stamford, CT (US)

    I have been working at World Wrestling Entertainment as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are a fan like I am, it's a pretty awesome experience interning at WWE. The people are extremely nice and you wear a number of different hats depending on your department.

    Cons

    None besides the fact that it wasn't paid. I would've preferred to work full-time and have it be paid as opposed to 20 hours and no pay.

    Advice to Management

    Didn't deal with upper management too much, but I would advise to make yourselves more available to subordinates. I've heard the work-life balance is tough, but I didn't experience that as a part-time Intern.

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