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Clearwire Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.7 209 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

Clearwire President & CEO Erik Prusch

Erik Prusch

(50 ratings)

37% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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

  • Challenging and fast-paced with multiple relationships and systems to balance out (in 6 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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    Most positive environment under difficult circumstances

    Senior Manager - IT (Former Employee) Bellevue, WA

    ProsExcellent IT leadership. Good morale and high motivation during difficult circumstances.

    ConsThe company went through multiple rounds of layoffs. It was difficult to deliver projects that needed more resources in the midst of layoff activities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThank you for the excellent leadership. Role model for how to lead under pressure.

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

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    FUN

    Senior Manager - IT (Former Employee) Bellevue, WA

    ProsGreat team and other teams were always fun and collaborative regardless of differing in opinions. Overall belief that our personal development was important and transparency was a requirement.

    ConsLots of cooks in the kitchen often made it hard to get things done, but we always found a way to deliver.

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

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    An amazing opportunity with tons of growth and great people. I am worried I will never find that again in my career.

    Recruiting Manager (Former Employee) Bellevue, WA

    ProsGoing outside your job description was expected.
    Autonomy to get stuff done.
    Everyone is a leader.
    People, people, people
    The company worked with a chip on its shoulder which kept everyone sharp

    ConsSprint bought the company out it was disbanded

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work with future companies

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Glad that they give me the opportunity.

    Staff Accountant (Current Employee)

    ProsNice culture, and great co-workers

    ConsDon't have any at the moment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    CSR

    Senior Oracle Database Administrator (Current Employee) Pensacola, FL

    Prosvery laid back atmosphere however unfortunately the higher tier groups have alot of negativity. Even though they have high negativity they still prove to be very resourceful in resolving issues.

    ConsFinancial hardships unfortunately caused severe issues and hurt moral very badly. Company has had several sets of layoffs that unfortunately resulted in mixed feelings. i personally watched my brother, lover, and best friend all get let go because they were deemed not important enough to keep.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry not to let the hard times get you down

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good place to be

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood pay and benefits for employees

    Consthe wireless industry is very volitile

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible environment

    Field Sales Representative (Former Employee)

    ProsThere were no pros associated with working here

    Consworking here was reminiscent of the movie "Boiler Room". That was the exact mentality at play with this company.

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    Great experience with many opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsInfinite opportunities for upward movement

    ConsLot of late nights working and weekends spent attached to your laptop.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more transparent, communicate more with employees

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

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    Working at Clearwire was awesome, with the most amazing teams and leaders, and people in general.

    Various Positions (Former Employee) Bellevue, WA

    ProsClearwire was so unique an environment that scrappy, fun, engaging, dynamic, full of recognition, with an amazing group of talent, able to ride through storms and sunny days with the same tenacity and eagerness one would want with a tech start up. The possibilities for growth and support of all types of personalities was second to none.

    ConsTruly the only down side that I can say about working at Clearwire was that the time had to end and the people go their separate ways. I would have been happy to stay there for many years and will always look back at my years there fondly

    Advice to Senior ManagementI hope the management team from Clearwire takes their awesome and supportive enthusiasm to their next companies, and continues to deliver amazing leadership

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

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    Great while it lasted

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFun work environment. Got to work on lots of different kinds of projects. Leadership fought for employees during Sprint buyout.

    ConsRan out of money and got purchased by Sprint.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood luck in your next endeavor.

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

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