Clearwire

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Clearwire Reviews

Updated Jun 15, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.7 206 reviews

79% Approve of the CEO

Clearwire President & CEO Erik Prusch

Erik Prusch

(48 ratings)

36% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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

  • Challenging and fast-paced with multiple relationships and systems to balance out(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance was hard when we were all working towards a common goal(in 18 reviews)

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

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    IT Manager (Current Employee) Bellevue, WA

    ProsGreat company to work for with excellent benefits.

    ConsAcquired by Sprint, financially unstable

    Advice to Senior ManagementBest leadership team ever, employee centric company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A wild but fun ride.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Bellevue, WA

    ProsSurrounded by very smart, motivated colleagues. Everyone very focused on company success. Very good employee training and recognition programs.

    ConsUncertain future with Sprint acquisition. Expect a significant culture shift....

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetain the Clearwire culture and key personnel as much as possible through the Sprint acquisition.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    FUN

    Senior Manager - IT (Former Employee) Bellevue, WA

    ProsGreat team and other teams were always fun and collaborative regardless of differing in opinions. Overall belief that our personal development was important and transparency was a requirement.

    ConsLots of cooks in the kitchen often made it hard to get things done, but we always found a way to deliver.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    An amazing opportunity with tons of growth and great people. I am worried I will never find that again in my career.

    Recruiting Manager (Former Employee) Bellevue, WA

    ProsGoing outside your job description was expected.
    Autonomy to get stuff done.
    Everyone is a leader.
    People, people, people
    The company worked with a chip on its shoulder which kept everyone sharp

    ConsSprint bought the company out it was disbanded

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work with future companies

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Most positive environment under difficult circumstances

    Senior Manager - IT (Former Employee) Bellevue, WA

    ProsExcellent IT leadership. Good morale and high motivation during difficult circumstances.

    ConsThe company went through multiple rounds of layoffs. It was difficult to deliver projects that needed more resources in the midst of layoff activities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThank you for the excellent leadership. Role model for how to lead under pressure.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience with many opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsInfinite opportunities for upward movement

    ConsLot of late nights working and weekends spent attached to your laptop.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more transparent, communicate more with employees

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

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    Working at Clearwire was awesome, with the most amazing teams and leaders, and people in general.

    Various Positions (Former Employee) Bellevue, WA

    ProsClearwire was so unique an environment that scrappy, fun, engaging, dynamic, full of recognition, with an amazing group of talent, able to ride through storms and sunny days with the same tenacity and eagerness one would want with a tech start up. The possibilities for growth and support of all types of personalities was second to none.

    ConsTruly the only down side that I can say about working at Clearwire was that the time had to end and the people go their separate ways. I would have been happy to stay there for many years and will always look back at my years there fondly

    Advice to Senior ManagementI hope the management team from Clearwire takes their awesome and supportive enthusiasm to their next companies, and continues to deliver amazing leadership

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

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    Great Experience

    Desktop Support Associate (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsI thoroughly enjoyed my time at Clearwire. I was set up through a college recruiting program ran by Kylah Searing. The entire process was fun and interactive. It was a program meant to get college grads used to work life. Exactly what I was looking for. The company culture was awesome. It was a work hard play hard culture. People shot around dart guns, messed around, had fun, pulled pranks, Thirsty Thursdays, etc. The CEO (Erik Prusch) was always around the office and would acknowledge anyone and everyone. At one company event there was whip cream pie to the face challenges. Erik was the first to get on the ground and start cleaning the cream off the floor. Great demonstration of leadership. The company put an emphasis on this by having cubicles for everyone on the same floor.

    Towards the end of Clearwire Beth Taska took over as CHO. She ran a number of self development classes meant to educate and improve the live of employees inside and outside of work. She had a number of interactive exercises that I still use to day in my day to day routine when conversing with people.

    The college recruitment program involved a mentorship program. It was pretty amazing because all the kids recruited from college had mentors that helped them receive new jobs at other companies after we were all laid off. I can say that my mentor was incredibly patient and taught me more than I could have learned in any other support position. My GPA is not great, but my resume and job experience trumps my college transcripts.

    ConsIts really too bad that Sprint let go of so many people that made the culture at the company. It was crazy to see how the company culture disappear over night. People walking around with vibrant smiles no longer enjoyed their time at Clearwire. I actually feel bad for those still there (I was there 8 months). However, when a company merges, this is all part of the process. No need to be bitter here. No one means anyone harm, its just business and wherever there are lay offs, there are new companies recruiting and growing everyday.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAfter years of experience be willing to look inside for potential flaws and blind spots. Because they are there.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome culture, awesome people, awesome work!!

    IT Associate (Current Employee) Bellevue, WA

    ProsThe people, the business concept, the culture, it is all great!

    ConsBeing bought out by Sprint

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Enterprising company with a great culture.

    Sales (Current Employee) Bellevue, WA

    ProsYour contribution make a big impact on the company. There is a tremendous opportunity for you to develop and branch out into new areas.

    ConsThere may be times of uncertainty when the long term future of the company can be up in the air.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing. You are a great team to work with.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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