Clearwire

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  1.  

    This was a great place to work and a wonderful learning experience, but there was a lack of communication at times.

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    Former Employee - Management in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Management in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    Exciting work environment, lots of changes. You could make the job your own. You were only limited by your own creativity. The people were great and it was fun going to work.

    Cons

    Lack of communication. There were a couple of times when large groups of employees were outsourced and the communication surrounding the reasons for this were not communicated very well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will gain more respect from employees if you tell them both the good news and the bad news. Don't make them guess.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great till Sprint bought it.

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Overall Great Culture and Awesome People. The perks weren't bad, and there is a really attitude of "We are all in this together" that really makes you feel like part of a family.

    Cons

    No certainty about the future and once Sprint came in moral dropped and the layoffs began. Overall a hard environment to work in.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good till the last drop!

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    Former Employee - Operations in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Operations in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Great group of people involved in the day-to-day operations at the end of Clearwire's line. Benefits were great (as I have discovered from being elsewhere after the CW departure) and flexibility to work from home was a HUGE plus.

    Cons

    Work-life balance was a constant struggle...especially being 3 hours ahead of corporate's time zone. Compensation was fair, and growth was definitely present in certain business sectors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Interesting

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    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
  6.  

    Network Commissioning

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

    I worked at Clearwire as a contractor (less than a 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Amazing place to work!

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    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
  11.  

    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 a 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

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