Clearwire

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Clearwire Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
217 Reviews
3.7
217 Reviews
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Clearwire President & CEO Erik Prusch
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good pay and benefits for employees (in 5 reviews)

  • growth, challenging opportunities, good benefits and fast paced technology buildout (in 7 reviews)


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

  • Hours are expected to be 11am-9pm 6 days a week, no work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Interesting

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Director in Kirkland, WA

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

    Pros

    Lots of growth in the business in a relatively short period of time. Fast paced business with many market launches and product and technology changes.

    Cons

    due to variety of funding cycles, there was a lot of stop/start activity over the years.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Network Commissioning

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Clearwire as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Great opportunity to ramp up with the latest in WiMAX and LTE technology platforms as well as gain microwave experience. Lots of opportunity to update the back end and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Hours were extreme which helped for those interested in overtime but the duration of the contract may be cut short with little notice so its best to keep your sights open in case that happens.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivating employees and keeping a positive morale is definitely a plus side to employees under supervision. Be diligent but open to opportunities for great employees to be even greater.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Manager IT

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for with excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Acquired by Sprint, financially unstable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Best leadership team ever, employee centric company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It's an ok job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clearwire part-time

    Pros

    Decent pay for the job performed
    Worked with awesome people

    Cons

    Fire people constantly
    Super pushy about sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so pushy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    It was fun while it lasted

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clearwire full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A 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.

    Cons

    The 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Engineer in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    A great place to work and opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    Lots of opportunity to grow career path.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    Former Employee - Team Manager in Milton, FL
    Former Employee - Team Manager in Milton, FL

    I worked at Clearwire full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Transparency 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 ManagementAdvice

    The 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Lots of turn over

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Had 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.

    Cons

    Lack 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work! Innovative!

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to determine long-term goals that will lead to profitability

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    fast paced, challenging envrionment provides growth opportunities and job satisfaction

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - RF Engineer II in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - RF Engineer II in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    work life balance is average.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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