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World Wrestling Entertainment Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
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3.5 43 reviews

84% Approve of the CEO

World Wrestling Entertainment Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon

Vince McMahon

(19 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great people and meaningful work

    Editorial Intern (Former Employee) Stamford, CT (US)

    ProsYou 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward talented people and be more creative. Too often new ideas are shot down or forgotten.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wrasslin' with the Sports Entertainment Giant!

    Finance and Operations (Former Employee) Stamford, CT (US)

    ProsBeautiful 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.

    ConsLong 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 Senior ManagementThere 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Stressful, but in good company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe benefits are great, especially the health insurance

    ConsWork life Balance isn't encouraged.

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    love it

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosexceiient and very good company

    Consnothing cos as such and i love it

     

    Great organization with a lot of growth potential

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFun work environment, occasional access to local events, great colleagues who are passionate about the organization and end product

    ConsMay be tough to gauge growth potential depending on what group you're in. There can be long hours sometimes if there is an upcoming event or if you're on an understaffed team

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to encourage growth and learning

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    Great Brand, lousy place to work!

    Director (Former Employee) Stamford, CT (US)

    ProsThe good part of working at WWE is the brand! Even if you're not a Wrestling fan, you can't help but be enthusiastic about the engine that sells wrestling. The Community group does a great job humanizing the organization with their efforts with the American Cancer Society and Special Olympics. Most of the wrestlers are great people and treat everyone respectfully and appreciative of the teams that support them!

    ConsThe corporate culture is horrible! The culture is one of blame and CYA. It is an organization that claims that they want process and innovation when in reality it is one that is driven by live TV/Network and can't sustain a process driven model of anything-whether it's creative, development or financial. The digital team doesn't have enough experience and depth to bring any product to life successfully -at least one that isn't fraught with defects and significant failures. The leadership team didn't care about the individuals, only that they produced and made them look good-certainly not about the team. I may have learned a lot technologically but it wasn't worth the 60 hour work weeks and lack of support and appreciation for those efforts.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire people that are open minded, not chauvinists. Hire leaders not bosses and people that are interested in getting the job done and not blaming others for mistakes-encourage some failures. If the Digital organization was run the same way that Live Events were then the teams would be much happier and productive.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lots of growth and opportunities.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat work colleagues, fast paced work environment, creative work, great benefits, challenging projects, free gym.

    ConsCommunication issues, long hours, "hurry up and wait" work cycle, last second changes and demands, not a very inspiring physical work environment (production facility).

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    A challenging but yet great company to work for if you have stemina.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Stamford, CT (US)

    ProsA bunch of passionate people that invest their heart and soul into their work and believe in team building.

    ConsNo work-life balance. Management keeps changing direction with their marketing plans and expect people to work 24/7

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind ways to reward your staff. You have a lot a great people on hand.

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    Senior Technical Project Manager

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Stamford, CT (US)

    ProsInteresting work with smart, dedicated, professional coworkers. Everyone is a team player and trying to help whenever they can. Benefits are quite good with health, dental, 401k matching, stock options, education reimbursement and more. The gym is world class and free to all employees and a guest.

    Accountability is stressed with a lot of freedom to employees who can prove they are capable. Work from home and flexible hours are common place as long as your job can be done remotely.

    ConsA lot of work and high expectations make this a very high energy, sometimes stressful, environment. Everyone is stretched thin here so you have to be able to balance the work and prioritize properly. Management is sometimes unavailable due to high pressure projects and other initiatives so this is definitely a company for self starters who can manage things on their own with little supervision. Expect constant change and anticipate that work you've done may or may not see the light of day. This is a fast paced, quickly changing, company that doesn't stand still for better or worse.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManager titles should be bonus eligible not just directories and above. We do a lot of work and should be recognized for it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great learning experience, but very political environment

    Associate Producer (Current Employee) Stamford, CT (US)

    ProsIncredible learning ground if you want to become a TV producer. You are absolutely given the chance to sink or swim from a very early point in your employment.

    ConsIt is a politically charged atmosphere, where sometimes talented people are held back because someone knows someone. Hard to move up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter communication from the top on down would be the number one thing to improve upon

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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