The best part of working there is the people. The amount of creativity present in the company is astounding. The amount of work produced is staggering. They expect a lot from you without giving you the resources needed.
Free dinner if you work over 10 hours, friendly people
Graphic Designer / Social Media Producer (Intern) (Former Employee) – Winter Park, FL – December 9, 2015
I was a student intern for WWE NXT while they were partnered with Full Sail University. Getting to work with NXT and seeing what is really involved was the highlight of my time at Full Sail University.
I highly recommend working for WWE. The hours are rough but everyone really seemed to love their job. I was truly saddened when I graduated and could no longer work for them.
Fast paced work environment with a dynamic group of people
Assistant (Current Employee) – Stamford, CT – June 12, 2015
WWE is a very fast paced work environment with exceptionally high standards. It can be hard to keep up at times but is always exciting and delivers a sense of accomplishment when projects are finalized.
You will spend a lot of time with your Co workers, they will quickly become part of your life which helps make up for the lack of work/life balance.
N/A (Former Employee) – Stamford, CT – March 1, 2015
WWE should be a dream factory. It can be, but those moments are few and far between.
In reality, if you aren't in the tiny inner-circle, you're done for.
Creativity is stifled, the business approach is timid and narrow, and it's all about the politics rather than encouraging people to speak and feel like they will be heard.
For such a potentially great product, they produce a poor environment behind the scenes, fostering paranoia and cut-throat policies. Something needs to change, but in order to do so, the culture needs to change from the top down.
Producer (Former Employee) – Stamford, CT – August 14, 2014
There is no such thing as a typical day at work in WWE. The ever changing, organic nature of story lines makes World Wrestling Entertainment a rich place to work. During my time at WWE I learned many skills in the art of pre/post and live television production. The tight deadlines and long hours made the job difficult but ultimately enjoyable when a project was finished on deadline.
A wide variety of projects in a fast-paced work environment
Art Director (Former Employee) – Stamford, CT – August 9, 2014
A very busy and challenging work environment with a high volume of work. Often times there are projects that allow you to collaborate with other designers to produce great results. One of the more challenging aspects of the job was juggling a multitude of projects at the same time and trying to receive feedback, manage the deadlines, and go through several levels of approvals for all projects.
Social Media/ Branding Intern (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – July 7, 2014
Very fun atmosphere. I worked on the original promotions and internet marketing for the WWE NXT series on Full Sail University's campus. I was one of the original members (8 total) that were selected from hundreds of resumes.
The typical day for anyone in the production world is at least ten hours. The work is fast paced, deadline oriented, and requires a lot of creativity and outside the box thinking. There are no gophers at WWE - from the instant you start work as a production assistant you are heavily involved in the actual production of whichever project you are working on. As a PA, I was writing scripts, editing segments, and learning on the fly.
The hardest part of the job is that WWE really should be more staffed. The bulk of work falls to a relatively small group, and it makes having the proper job/life balance tough, but the flip side of that is you get invaluable experience right off the bat.
dinner free for anyone working 10+ hours in a day, tickets to live events, tremendous amount of pride in work throughout the company
communication from senior management is slow and goals change minute to minute, job/life balance is difficult
Great company to work for. Unfortunately, my job was my life. I learned to communicate effectively with C-Level executives and high-profile clients. The hardest/most rewarding part of the job was being able to excel while juggling multiple tasks with extremely tight deadlines with the ability to remain calm.
Student Social Media Manager, NXT (Internship) (Current Employee) – Orlando, FL – March 23, 2014
As a kid growing up I always wanted to be a WWE wrestler, but reality eventually sunk in. Now at 30 years old, I get to do an internship in one of the hottest jobs around Social Media for one of the companies who does Social Media perfectly. Before becoming an intern for WWE I thought Social Media was just writing Tweets and Facebook posts, but now that I am on the other side I truly see the powerful monster that Social Media is, and what it can become in the future. WWE & NXT opened up a new career path for me, as I always envisioned myself as a Graphic Designer, and now the opportunities have grown in either Social Media or Graphic Design.
atmosphere, global scale of the company, learning experience, culture, creativity
Great place to learn every facet of television production
Production Assistant (Current Employee) – Stamford, CT – January 21, 2014
I have been an Assistant Producer for two years at World Wrestling Entertainment. This position has provided me to wear many hats and allowed me to dive into all facets of production! It ranges from directly supporting Producers in the creation of shows for major television networks, to having extensive experience producing long form programming, cutting blockbuster movie trailers, promos, and packages across multiple editing platforms. I travel across the country to live events, shoots, and practice non-linear editing on a daily basis. Storytelling is a huge aspect of the job along with repackaging and editing shows for digital distribution. I truly care about the quality of the product. Even though I gained valuable knowledge of post and live production at WWE, I want to start working in the world I am most passionate about.