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Clearwire Reviews

Updated January 1, 2015
Updated January 1, 2015
220 Reviews
3.7
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Clearwire President & CEO Erik Prusch
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good pay and benefits for employees (in 5 reviews)

  • growth, challenging opportunities, good benefits and fast paced technology buildout (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance was hard when we were all working towards a common goal (in 19 reviews)

  • Hours are expected to be 11am-9pm 6 days a week, no work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Solid Work/Life Balance

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clearwire

    Pros

    The company instituted a great work to life balance and provided opportunities to improve on work skills while on the job or at home on a computer.

    Cons

    The company had difficult spending issues which prevented them from remaining a solo company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't rely on the managed service contract with Ericsson. Create your own identity again.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was fun while it lasted

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Clearwire full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great fast paced environment that allowed creative input from all.

    Cons

    Large shifts in business direction which made it difficult to know true direction of the company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    This was a great place to work and a wonderful learning experience, but there was a lack of communication at times.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Management in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Clearwire full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exciting work environment, lots of changes. You could make the job your own. You were only limited by your own creativity. The people were great and it was fun going to work.

    Cons

    Lack of communication. There were a couple of times when large groups of employees were outsourced and the communication surrounding the reasons for this were not communicated very well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will gain more respect from employees if you tell them both the good news and the bad news. Don't make them guess.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good till the last drop!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Operations in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Clearwire full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great group of people involved in the day-to-day operations at the end of Clearwire's line. Benefits were great (as I have discovered from being elsewhere after the CW departure) and flexibility to work from home was a HUGE plus.

    Cons

    Work-life balance was a constant struggle...especially being 3 hours ahead of corporate's time zone. Compensation was fair, and growth was definitely present in certain business sectors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Interesting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Director in Kirkland, WA

    I worked at Clearwire full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of growth in the business in a relatively short period of time. Fast paced business with many market launches and product and technology changes.

    Cons

    due to variety of funding cycles, there was a lot of stop/start activity over the years.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It's an ok job

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

    I worked at Clearwire part-time

    Pros

    Decent pay for the job performed
    Worked with awesome people

    Cons

    Fire people constantly
    Super pushy about sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so pushy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Amazing place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Clearwire full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A great place to work and opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    Lots of opportunity to grow career path.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work! Innovative!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Clearwire full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Open communication channels to and from top management. Culture allows free-flow of ideas and rewards risks. Multiple career paths available.

    Cons

    Uncertainty over long term goals and business model. Profitability not yet achieved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to determine long-term goals that will lead to profitability

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    fast paced, challenging envrionment provides growth opportunities and job satisfaction

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - RF Engineer II in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - RF Engineer II in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Clearwire full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    growth, challenging opportunities, good benefits and fast paced technology buildout

    Cons

    work life balance is average.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Overall a great experience!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operational Support in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Operational Support in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Clearwire full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, Co-workers, Environment and Passion

    Cons

    Work/Life balance was hard when we were all working towards a common goal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees fully. Allow for more work/life balance. Lead them to success, don't micro manage them to fail.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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