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WWE Overview

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., d/b/a WWE, is an American integrated media and entertainment company that is primarily known for professional wrestling.
The staff at WWE come from unusually diverse demographic backgrounds. The company is 29.4% female and 39.4% ethnic minorities. WWE employees are more likely to be members of the Republican Party than the Democratic Party, with 65.0% of employees identifying as members of the Republican Party. But those numbers could change quickly because the turnover rate at WWE is relatively high. Employees at WWE stay with the company for an average of 2.7 years before leaving. The average employee at WWE makes $53,478 per year. Pay at WWE is significantly lower than some of its highest paying competitors, like DreamWorks Animation, Conde Nast, and Cox Media Group, which pay $74,334, $71,371, and $67,602, respectively.
WWE is a medium media company with 870 employees and an annual revenue of $762.2M that is headquartered in Connecticut.

The Organization’s Mission

Committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms.

Perks of Working at WWE

WWE is proud to offer competitive employee compensation and benefits along with an exciting variety of health and wellness initiatives. Working for WWE provides an amazing experience. The sky is the limit. You have the opportunity to improve in various areas.

Industry

Entertainment

Revenue

$762.2M

Employees

870

Founded in

1952

Headquarters

Stamford, CT

Website

www.wwe.com

Organization Type

Public

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The Team At WWE

Key People

    Matthew Altman (SVP, Communications)

    Triple H (Executive vice president, Talent, Live E...)

    Vince McMahon (CEO, Chairperson)

    Michelle Wilson (Co president)

    Stephanie McMahon (Chief Brand Officer)

    Nicholas Sampogna (Director Of Social Media)

    Linda McMahon (founders)

    Adam Hopkins (Director, Public Relations/Corporate Communications)

    Jim Johnstone (SVP Human Resources)

    Brian Flinn (Chief Marketing Officer)

    Paul Levesque (Executive Vice President and Development)

    Jess McMahon (founders)

    Toots Mondt (founders)

    George Barrios (Co president)

The Inside Scoop
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. is an American integrated media and entertainment company that primarily is known for professional wrestling. It has branched out into other fields, including movies, real estate, and various other business ventures. WWE also refers to the professional wrestling promotion itself, founded by Jess McMahon.
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The Culture At WWE

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Passion for exploring and understanding new technologies, business models, and their potential impact on the competitive landscape and WWE's core business.
Intellectual curiosity; keen interest in the sports, media and entertainment industries.
Passion for exploring and understanding new technologies to drive innovation.

WWE Reviews

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I'm sorry if this seems like loads of questions. What was Matt Hardy like? I've heard other wrestlers say some pretty negative things about him in interviews. Which wrestlers are most fan friendly, and which are least fan friendly? (I've heard Randy Orton is pretty much a no-go area for fans) How do most of the wrestlers feel about fans approaching them in public? (I'm not talking fanboy gushing, just a hello maybe a handshake or a photo) What was Rob Van Dam like? What happened with Paul London? Management really seemed to take a dislike to him after a while.

Matt was fine, but some people didn't like him. Matt and Jeff were 2 of the most fan friendly guys. Orton has been good with it for a while. Bob Holly and Drew Mcintyre are the worst. Most don't mind as long as you are respectful and if they say no you won't continue hassling them. A lot of times they are in a rush (most do everything at the last minute). RVD was cool, chill and laid back. I'm not sure what happened to Paul London, I never was really close with him.
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Curious question, since you worked for merchandising in the WWE. How much control do the wrestlers have over their merchandise? I remember hearing stories about how Austin would design his shirts, is that true? Speaking of Austin, what was he like? Did you ever meet Lesnar? Was it a surprise when he quit to play football, and what were your initial thoughts when he started in MMA Edit Question: Did you ever meet anybody that's not a wrestler at a WWE event? Got any interesting stories there?

Wrestlers had a fair deal of control over their merchandise. Some would sit in with meetings with us and propose ideas for designs and stuff like that. Rey Mysterio was one of the people who was always very instrumental in his own merchandise. Austin was really cool. He had semi-retired when I came in and did some on-screen work as a non-wrestler and he was always a great guy in person. Yes, I've met Lesnar a lot. I was not surprised when he left because he absolutely hated the lifestyle. Straight up hated it. He was also one of the guys who couldn't handle the travel without drinking and he would get drunk after every show, he missed his fair share of flights the next morning after shows. When he started in MMA I knew he would do well because he is an athletic freak. Yes, I've met some of the celebs that come out to the shows who get comped front row seats. No interesting stories unfortunately it's usually just a handshake and a brief conversation.
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Reddit UserAugust 2010
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I love the way the WWE branched out from the wrestling industry into more of a hollywood scene with movies and music. Do you feel with the way the WWE has adapted over the years that it can remain a strong entity for decades.

Absolutely. WWE could survive based on just the revenue stream from merchandise. They make insane money from live event gates, ppv sales, advertising revenue, etc. Branching out is only going to keep them as a international conglomerate
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How much does a low-level WWE wrestler like JTG or Zack Ryder make?

I don't know, they don't discuss their salaries with people like me.
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Are the wrestlers friends back stage?

some are. Usually not. It's far from a typical workplace environment. Because of how political and competitive is, a lot of people try not to get emotionally connected to people who they will be competing for a job with. Strangely enough the girls are a LOT more close knit and closer friends then most of the boys are.
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WWE Rankings

WWE is ranked #33 on the Best Media Companies to Work For in America list. Zippia's Best Places to Work lists provide unbiased, data-based evaluations of companies. Rankings are based on government and proprietary data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.

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WWE Salaries

How much does WWE pay?
The national average salary for a WWE employee in the United States is $53,986 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $113,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $25,000 per year.
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Average Employee Earnings

WWE Salaries By Job Title

The average employee at WWE earns a yearly salary of $53,986 per year, but different jobs can earn drastically different salaries.

Some of the job titles with high salaries at WWE are cinematographer, art director, mobile applications developer, and operations manager.

A worker with the title cinematographer salary at WWE can earn an average yearly salary of $99,746.

To get a better sense of the salaries at WWE, other roles such as production internship and customer service representative can be considered as well. For comparison, the title production internship at WWE earns $26,625 per year.

WWE Careers

On average, employees at WWE stay with the company for 2.7 years. Employees most commonly join WWE after leaving ESPN. When they leave WWE, they most frequently get their next job at NBCUniversal.

Average Length of Employment
WGBH2.8 years

WWE

2.7 years
Top Employers Before WWE
ESPN15.5 %
NFL8.6 %
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Top Employers After WWE
ESPN8.9 %
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WWE Employee Demographics

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Diversity Score
We calculated the diversity score of companies by measuring multiple factors, including the ethnic background, gender identity, and language skills of their workforce.

WWE Employees Education

Of the 870 employees at WWE, 20.3% attended Full Sail University. Employees at WWE most frequently majored in Communication, and most employees’ highest level of education is a Bachelors.

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WWE Financial Performance

9.9
Performance Score
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Revenue

$100M - $1B

Founded in

1952

Organization type

Public

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WWE Competitors

Based on our research, similar companies to WWE are DreamWorks Animation, Conde Nast, and Cox Media Group.

The wages at DreamWorks Animation average higher than the other similar companies, where the median salary is $74,405 per year.

The employees at Conde Nast earn an average yearly salary of $70,933 per year, and the salaries at Cox Media Group average $67,282 per year.

Frequently Asked Questions about WWE

How many Employees does WWE have?

WWE has 870 employees.

How much money does WWE make?

WWE generates $762.2M in revenue.

What industry is WWE in?

WWE is in the entertainment industry.

What is WWE's mission?

WWE's mission statement is "Committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms."

What type of company is WWE?

WWE is a public company.

Who are WWE's competitors?

WWE competitors include National Geographic, WGBH, MLB Advanced Media, Meredith, TV One, Paramount Pictures, Conde Nast, Dick Clark Productions, E! Entertainment Television, Univision Network LP, NBCUniversal, AMC Networks, USA Network, Starz, A&E Networks, FOX, Universal Music Group, Cox Media Group, Martha Stewart, DreamWorks Animation.

Who works at WWE?

Matthew Altman (SVP, Communications)

Triple H (Executive vice president, Talent, Live E...)

Vince McMahon (CEO, Chairperson)

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Where is WWE's headquarters?

WWE's headquarters is in Stamford, CT.

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