Clearwire
2.7 of 5 205 reviews
www.clearwire.com Kirkland, WA 500 to 999 Employees

Clearwire Reviews

Updated Jun 15, 2014
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2.7 205 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

Clearwire President & CEO Erik Prusch

Erik Prusch

(48 ratings)

36% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "good pay and benefits for employees"
    in 5 reviews
  • "good pay, good benefits and great atmosphere"
    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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    pretty horrid

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proseasy job during school, will get you an idea of what a sales job is like.

    Conshorrible management, spotty service which they'll blame on you if you don't perform well. My supervisor had me write reasons why I wasn't succeeding, and most of it was the fact that they are not gonna be able to compete with comcast or other services, which suck lackluster features. We were forced to sell clear in the computer area of best buy, where not many people were walking around. When I tried to be pro-active and walk around the store like the comcast guys I was told I wasn't allowed by my supervisor and best buy manager. If you so as happen to finally get someone to come near your kiosk they might be super excited, but land in a area which isn't serviced. So how can they blame their reps all the time? Sometimes the numbers are a indication of the companies shortcomings not mine.

    Advice to Senior Managementwho cares

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great fun environment with a committed workforce

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat in creating winning culture

    ConsUncontrolled growth and poor management of funds

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    Fast, innovative, ability to affect change.

    General Manager (Former Employee)
    Bellevue, WA

    ProsGreat company culture. The place is lean with bright enthusiastic people. It's fast pace, benefits are good such as bonuses, and stock options.

    ConsWork life balance may be difficult as with most start-ups. Personal growth is hard because there are not many positions opened.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out ways to help individuals grow instead of losing them because they are stuck in the same level/position for 5+ years.

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    Fast paced organization that provides employees with growth opportunities

    IT Manager (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsCreative people always collaborating on new and exciting solutions to complex projects

    ConsFrequent uncertainty due to funding concerns

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Passionate people working hard

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTalented people worked very hard to launch first 4G in US

    ConsCompany was sold to Sprint in 2012

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    Great Advancement Opportunities

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Bellevue, WA

    ProsThis company offered great advancement opportunites. Promotions for exceptional workers were made available. I would recommend to others for working with a similar company.

    ConsThis company has been bought out and is no longer in business, additionally this company had exceptional waste when it came to spending money, sometimes they also focused more on their sub-agents instead of their own employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    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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    Senior Oracle Database Administrator (Current Employee)
    Pensacola, FL

    Prosvery laid back atmosphere however unfortunately the higher tier groups have alot of negativity. Even though they have high negativity they still prove to be very resourceful in resolving issues.

    ConsFinancial hardships unfortunately caused severe issues and hurt moral very badly. Company has had several sets of layoffs that unfortunately resulted in mixed feelings. i personally watched my brother, lover, and best friend all get let go because they were deemed not important enough to keep.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry not to let the hard times get you down

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Glad that they give me the opportunity.

    Staff Accountant (Current Employee)

    ProsNice culture, and great co-workers

    ConsDon't have any at the moment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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