Clearwire
2.7 of 5 194 reviews
www.clearwire.com Kirkland, WA 500 to 999 Employees

Clearwire Reviews

Updated Apr 4, 2014
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2.7 194 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

Clearwire President & CEO Erik Prusch

Erik Prusch

(44 ratings)

34% 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"
    in 5 reviews
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excellent place to build IT systems from zero

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Herndon, VA

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

Prosstartup environment
energized to compete with big players

ConsUncertainty
Lot of moving pieces
eco system is not properly built

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Enterprising company with a great culture.

Sales (Current Employee)
Bellevue, WA

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

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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Awesome culture, awesome people, awesome work!!

IT Associate (Current Employee)
Bellevue, WA

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

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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Opportunities abound!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Clearwire full-time

ProsIn the right groups, you have the availability to train and get training in whatever you want to study in Technology wise

ConsYou need a reason to get that training, as it must pertain to the job you have

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on keeping on!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Amazing place for growth and talent!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsYou learn how to structure and build a company from a how to sell to having people sell for you. Amazing turn around and focus on growth and leadership. Company allows entrepreneurial skills and creativity to increase production.

Conswork life balance is nearly non existent. 6 day work week.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to give honest feedback to all levels of employee.

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

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They treat IT very well

Technician IT (Current Employee)
Pensacola, FL

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

ProsThey are very flexible with work hours allowing partial or full remote working. The pay is very competitive and they do industry comparisons every few years to make sure you are being compensated similar to the rest of the industry.

ConsFree service not available everywhere.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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NIce company to work for

Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

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

ProsNice people to work with, Managers are not micro managing. Have a life work balance.

Consexperience messive lay offs during three years

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

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Up and coming but coverage lacks

National Retail Account Executive (Current Employee)
Union, NJ

I have been working at Clearwire for more than a year

ProsUncapped commission and good management

Conscoverage is not good so you loose about 10 sales a day on coverage alone plus alot of people cancel which then takes away from your pay

Advice to Senior ManagementMike Soto(GM) is a good guy and he would give you the shirt off of his back.. Need more of him.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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not a bad place to work

Senior QA Analyst (Current Employee)
Kirkland, WA

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

ProsMy current manager is the best manager I've had in 17 years of doing QA.

ConsToo many projects don't follow the correct process and communication can be iffy.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop with the stretch goals and let us do our jobs.

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

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It's going to be something I look back on with good memories

Analyst (Current Employee)

I have been working at Clearwire full-time

ProsChallenging and fast-paced with multiple relationships and systems to balance out. I have had a variety opportunities to perform to the best of my ability (and beyond), as well as finding areas of career growth, both inside and outside of my skill set. The people have been superb to work with and there has been a can-do, have-done history that isn't present at most IT shops.

ConsThere has been the ever-present siloes of work streams at Clearwire that is intrinsic in most organizations. Despite efforts, it does remain, but the effects have been pro-actively mitigated from the time I first joined the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementYour job has served most of the employees well, from helpful communication to being available to almost everyone. Thank you. In the future, I would offer to have more concise alignment of strategic with tactical efforts, or at least provide the appearance of such. Otherwise, the work has been good and the experience has been a great pleasure!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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