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World Wrestling Entertainment Reviews

Updated 10 October 2014
Updated 10 October 2014
51 Reviews
3.3
51 Reviews
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World Wrestling Entertainment Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon
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Review Highlights

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 3 reviews)


Cons
  • I'll agree that work-life balance can be a challenge here (in 6 reviews)

  • No work-life balance, very political climate (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Mostly good times working at WWE.

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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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, opportunities exist.

    Cons

    No work-life balance, very political climate. Stagnant product.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Culture of Fear

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital Team Member in Stamford, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Digital Team Member in Stamford, CT (US)

    I worked at World Wrestling Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, stock plan, and salaries. One of the few entertainment companies in CT if you want to work in the biz and live there. Free tickets to show, you get the week between Xmas and New Years off, and occasionally get to chat with Vince, Stephanie, or other stars, if that's important to you.

    Cons

    There's a culture of fear and survival here. Your colleagues can be fine one day, then devolve into blame and finger-pointing when some VP who won't last more than 2 years gets upset over something that doesn't matter. People become frantic and everyone works to cover their butts. Moreover, you often have to work nights and weekends because senior management does just to keep their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a talented employee pool who are afraid to come to you with ideas, yet collectively they have the answers to the problems you create and often can't solve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great learning experience, wouldn't stay for the long haul

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

    I worked at World Wrestling Entertainment part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company setting is very laid back, people are extremely friendly. From day 1, multiple employees went out of their way to introduce themselves and the share the department they worked for. They always offered help if needed.
    Free tickets to shows were a plus for perm. employees. Stephanie McMahon & Triple H always made time to say good morning, extremely friendly.

    Cons

    Some upper management was on a power trip, and few were unfriendly. Some departments kept to themselves, were not as friendly as others.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent company to intern at

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at World Wrestling Entertainment

    Pros

    Great company to work for as an intern. Learned a lot on the job that will help me in my career path

    Cons

    Did not receive pay for the summer internship which is a drag, but at least you get some college credit.

  6.  

    I think Wwe is a way to let anger out. And to be fit

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - WWE
    Current Employee - WWE

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

    Pros

    It's a good way to be none and to defend your titles

    Cons

    Releasing your anger and just do something you like

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Talented individuals terrified of Senior Management and their inability to lead.

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

    I have been working at World Wrestling Entertainment full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Full-time (not Freelance) employees have access to an excellent gym, campus is large and offers shuttle service to and from train station. Cafeteria is on the premises and if you work late for events you do get a food allowance and oftentimes, car service back home.

    Cons

    Many projects with flawed strategies that would have implications on workflow, execution, employee attitude and and much larger issues. Lots of backstabbing and lack of ownership on projects. Very "cliquey" Relied very heavily on Freelance workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great colleagues, inept management

    • 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

    Pros

    The brand is solid and the employees are a class act and show great teamwork.

    Cons

    Management is awful. Total lack of leadership. People in senior roles have very little competency for their responsibilities. Senior management is only concerned about protecting themselves and in front of the CMO and Chairman. In addition the management team has no idea how to drive major initiatives. Content is stale with no excitement in sight. There is also a culture of fear that permeates the halls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turn the reigns over to HHH. Hire a new CMO that is forward thinking and a leader that people can believe in. Take the content back to PG 13.

    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, poor management

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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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I've met some of the most amazing talents here. They had a few very capable, passionate, fun and creative folks. Had they done more to keep them, things might have been different or more successful.

    Cons

    The entire place was managed by fear of upper management. There was a lot of bottleneck. Most importantly, the ones who were making the calls (or given exposure to influence the decisions of higher leaders) were not very knowledgeable. And any credit from success that came from the bottom up sat on the desk of the people who had nothing to do with it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to see through all the noise to recognize those who are the true talents in the company. Create a culture that empowers these talents.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people and meaningful work

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

    I worked at World Wrestling Entertainment as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    You get to write about something that is exciting and fun. The people at the magazine are really cool and everybody was genuinely interested in the product. The magazine people had good vacation days.

    Cons

    The job can be demanding and you need to have a good knowledge of Wrestling. It's extrememly hierarchical, advancement is slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward talented people and be more creative. Too often new ideas are shot down or forgotten.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wrasslin' with the Sports Entertainment Giant!

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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