Clearwire
2.7 of 5 195 reviews
www.clearwire.com Kirkland, WA 500 to 999 Employees

Clearwire Reviews

Updated Apr 18, 2014
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2.7 195 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

Clearwire President & CEO Erik Prusch

Erik Prusch

(44 ratings)

35% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good pay and benefits are fantastic"
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  • "They offerred great pay and benefits package"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work/Life balance was hard when we were all working towards a common goal"
    in 16 reviews
  • "Hours are expected to be 11am-9pm 6 days a week, no work/life balance"
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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

I worked at Clearwire full-time for more than 5 years

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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Glad that they give me the opportunity.

Staff Accountant (Current Employee)

I have been working at Clearwire full-time for more than a year

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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Senior Oracle Database Administrator (Current Employee)
Pensacola, FL

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

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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good place to be

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Clearwire

Prosgood pay and benefits for employees

Consthe wireless industry is very volitile

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Horrible environment

Field Sales Representative (Former Employee)

I worked at Clearwire full-time for less than a year

ProsThere were no pros associated with working here

Consworking here was reminiscent of the movie "Boiler Room". That was the exact mentality at play with 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

I worked at Clearwire full-time for more than 3 years

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 with many opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Clearwire full-time

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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Great while it lasted

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Clearwire

ProsFun work environment. Got to work on lots of different kinds of projects. Leadership fought for employees during Sprint buyout.

ConsRan out of money and got purchased by Sprint.

Advice to Senior ManagementGood luck in your next endeavor.

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

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Unrewarding job (Not a career)

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Clearwire full-time for more than 3 years

ProsIf you are young and no experience in the wireless industry this is the place for you.

ConsIf you were in the wireless industry and had a brain and worked hard then you were treated like a outcast. This was a poorly manged company that hire mostly former Sprint rejects and gave opportunities to young inexperienced people that obviously run this potential company into the ground. Poor management and widespread frivolous spending early in the years of Clear killed the big start up company.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you have a brain and middle aged or older then you didn't have a fighting chance. I spent 3 1/2 years in this hell watching and predicting the out come.

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

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A great journey in Telecomm.

Territory Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Clearwire full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat opportunities for advancement and a diehard sales spirit.

ConsLong work hours and the upper management is not well organized.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to get more organized.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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