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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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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    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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    It was fun while it lasted

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsA company in constant flux. There were decent opportunities if you can ride the ups and downs long enough. Clearwire hired some really great people with good energy and attitudes.

    ConsThe company was never fully funded and there were lots of lay offs. Most projects required you to work on a shoe string budget. Many people worked very long hours with little recognition. This company has since been purchased by Sprint and undergoing considerable staff changes.

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

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    It's an ok job

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDecent pay for the job performed
    Worked with awesome people

    ConsFire people constantly
    Super pushy about sales

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop being so pushy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Once had the tiger by the tail, but gave up a minute before the miracle.

    Team Manager (Former Employee)
    Milton, FL

    ProsEnjoyed the culture of the company and the opportunities for advancement from within. Wonderful benefits and above par compensation for the area.

    ConsTransparency was lacking in many regards which led to many insecure employees and often lowered morale. The re-badging of employees to an outsource company was covert and resulted in the loss of respect by many employees. Process changes weren't very well planned and implemented resulting in confusion across departments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe lack of transparency with employees and customers hindered efforts to grow the company in such a way that made it impossible to avoid acquisition by Sprint.

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

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    Lots of turn over

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHad high pay ranges for people that had been there a long time. The people that stayed after the merger with Sprint were the best of the best.

    ConsLack of management through the executive level. We needed more focused leadership on moving the company forward, instead of just waiting to be sold. Extremely high turn over for executives and VP level.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing place to work!

    Systems Integration Engineer (Current Employee)
    Bellevue, WA

    ProsA great place to work and opportunity to grow.

    ConsLots of opportunity to grow career path.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work! Innovative!

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
    Bellevue, WA

    ProsOpen communication channels to and from top management. Culture allows free-flow of ideas and rewards risks. Multiple career paths available.

    ConsUncertainty over long term goals and business model. Profitability not yet achieved.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to determine long-term goals that will lead to profitability

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

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    fast paced, challenging envrionment provides growth opportunities and job satisfaction

    RF Engineer II (Former Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    Prosgrowth, challenging opportunities, good benefits and fast paced technology buildout

    Conswork life balance is average.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall a great experience!

    Operational Support (Former Employee)
    Bellevue, WA

    ProsSalary, Benefits, Co-workers, Environment and Passion

    ConsWork/Life balance was hard when we were all working towards a common goal

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust your employees fully. Allow for more work/life balance. Lead them to success, don't micro manage them to fail.

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

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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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