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Leap Wireless President, CEO, Interim CFO, and Director; President, CEO, and Interim CFO, Cricket Communications Doug Hutcheson
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  1. Past decisions finally caught up with Leap/Cricket...

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Leap Wireless

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company tended to pay above-market average salaries and provided good benefits which led to a better than average overall compensation package.

    Cons

    The organization's leadership appeared to struggle with formulating and executing on a consistent and relevant strategic direction in an always highly competitive environment. A consistent series of short-term decisions made and strung together over a long period of time, coupled with several missed opportunities in the marketplace, appears to have finally caught up to the organization in a measurable and impacting manner.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the layer of upper-level management that was loaded onto the organization over the past two to three years in an attempt to "throw bodies at the problem". For those remaining, ensure they can "ride the bus" for the duration.


  2. Upper management needs to be managed

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Leap Wireless

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company treats it's employees well on a personal level. The benefit packages have been good.

    Cons

    The company is horrible at providing a career path. The company has mismanaged itself. A few in upper management have the most say and receive the most support, leaving less popular departments to suffer and scramble for resources.

    Advice to Management

    Review the actual quality of work of your managers and directors to see if they are actually cost effective.


  3. Not bad, but ready to move on

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leap Wireless

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great colleagues, benefits and location

    Cons

    Career and professional growth is poor

    Advice to Management

    Support your team


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  5. Not for long term

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Leap Wireless

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to tech industry, fast-paced corporate environment

    Cons

    no balance. Long hours. little recognition for those not "favored" by management.

    Advice to Management

    pay more attention to employees outside of the inner circle.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Fast-moving frustration

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Leap Wireless

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Solid product focus and a better understanding of cost containment than most wireless companies. Leap's business model is truly more efficient than that of most competitors.

    Cons

    Project management is very immature. Most new initiatives are a deadly combination of firefighting and death march. Office politics soar to new heights, and it's unfortunately true that one's success depends mostly on who you know and are friendly with rather than actual skill level. There's something of a history of tolerance for misconduct among senior staff, but that tolerance absolutely does not extend to the junior levels of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that valuable advice and feedback can come from all parts of the organization--even the front-line employees who interact with customers!



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