Clearwire Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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Clearwire President & CEO Erik Prusch
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Pros
  • good pay and benefits for employees (in 5 reviews)

  • Management at least pretends to be interested in creating a fun work environment (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance was hard when we were all working towards a common goal (in 19 reviews)

  • most quit because of the long hours without overtime compensation (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Last brand new wireless network

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    Former Employee - Engineering Director in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Engineering Director in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clearwire full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Prior to Ericsson outsourcing fantastic group of engineering talent. Small team all in one location able to accomplish what a company like Sprint never will.

    Cons

    Financial situation forced 90% of engineers to be outsourced to Ericsson. Same people doing the same work with 10 times the bureaucracy. Still amazing people but much more challenging to get things done.


  2. Empowered people - lots of talent and fun

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clearwire full-time

    Pros

    1) Really smart people with connected teams 2) Clear initiatives and directives 3) Fun environment with good incentives

    Cons

    1) Lack of resources 2) unwieldy management at times 3) some leadership with hidden agendas


  3. Management

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    Former Employee - Management in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Management in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clearwire full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Clearwire was a great place to work, lots of variety in the job. My boss was very hands off which left me lots of autonomy. The company's leadership team was great, very approachable.

    Cons

    Lots of work so you had to make an attempt at a work life balance. If you were in technology, there were lots of opportunity for salary increases but not so much for other departments.

    Advice to Management

    When you make a decision, stick with it to see how it plays out. Results don't appear overnight, it may take time to see if a decision is moving in the right direction.


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  5. Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clearwire full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, benefits/compensation, working with emerging technology, ability to effect change

    Cons

    no/limited training opportunity. No accountability or adherence to budgets/ overall lacking financial management.


  6. Senior Sales Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clearwire full-time

    Pros

    I was a great company and team to work for.

    Cons

    I was sad to see it go and now Sprint is going to tear it down on November 6, 2015.


  7. Cut throat.

    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Easy to move up the ladder if you meet your goals and quotas. It's all about sales

    Cons

    No work life balance. Either you meet your quota and move up. Or you are phased out.


  8. Not a bad company to work for, if your boss gave you aircover.

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    Former Employee - Line Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Line Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Clearwire full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    + Strong boss at the director level made my job 100% easier + My boss set the vision and did not micro-manage us + Benefits were weak, but the compensation was good

    Cons

    - Ethical issues in executive leadership at corporate - Mismanagement of company and lack of funding - Poor contracts with vendors and partners - Entire department was outsourced - Sold company to foreign company

    Advice to Management

    I hoe you can do a better job than your predecessor. It has been a few years since I left, I hope things got better.


  9. Clearwire

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Milton, FL
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Milton, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clearwire (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Was a decent company. They got bought by Sprint so it doesn't really matter now.

    Cons

    The fired a ton of people and outsourced most of there call center work to the Philippines.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all your customers and employees with more respect. Don't leave them in the dark about future plans.


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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You were able to offer anything you wanted to save a customer which, in turn, gave you great opportunities for commission.

    Cons

    We should all know the cons of working at a call center. It is pretty consistent across the board, I'd say.


  11. Engineering Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and the ability to build a new wireless network

    Cons

    Long hours and changing directions



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