Clearwire Reviews

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
212 Reviews

3.7
212 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)

  • 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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  1.  

    Clearwire is an amazing company who values its employee's and makes what seems impossible possible.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clearwire full-time

    Pros

    Leadership, training, core values. Clearwire put it's people first and is always looking to teach and grow it's team. This is an amazing team and oppertunity

    Cons

    work life balance can be challanging as we are asked to do more with less. We have shrunk our staff and continue to asked to deliver amzing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep staying true to your word, we are building something amazing here!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    NIce company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, Managers are not micro managing. Have a life work balance.

    Cons

    experience messive lay offs during three years

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Up and coming but coverage lacks

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - National Retail Account Executive  in  Union, NJ
    Current Employee - National Retail Account Executive in Union, NJ

    I have been working at Clearwire for more than a year

    Pros

    Uncapped commission and good management

    Cons

    coverage is not good so you loose about 10 sales a day on coverage alone plus alot of people cancel which then takes away from your pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mike Soto(GM) is a good guy and he would give you the shirt off of his back.. Need more of him.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    not a bad place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior QA Analyst  in  Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Senior QA Analyst in Kirkland, WA

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

    Pros

    My current manager is the best manager I've had in 17 years of doing QA.

    Cons

    Too many projects don't follow the correct process and communication can be iffy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the stretch goals and let us do our jobs.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It's going to be something I look back on with good memories

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at Clearwire full-time

    Pros

    Challenging and fast-paced with multiple relationships and systems to balance out. I have had a variety opportunities to perform to the best of my ability (and beyond), as well as finding areas of career growth, both inside and outside of my skill set. The people have been superb to work with and there has been a can-do, have-done history that isn't present at most IT shops.

    Cons

    There has been the ever-present siloes of work streams at Clearwire that is intrinsic in most organizations. Despite efforts, it does remain, but the effects have been pro-actively mitigated from the time I first joined the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your job has served most of the employees well, from helpful communication to being available to almost everyone. Thank you. In the future, I would offer to have more concise alignment of strategic with tactical efforts, or at least provide the appearance of such. Otherwise, the work has been good and the experience has been a great pleasure!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to learn

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Clearwire full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I spent a year at Clearwire and I'd have to say the best part was the people. Everyone is optimistic and promote learning and growing.

    Cons

    Stability. The company is working on selling out.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fun work.

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative  in  Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at Clearwire part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Discount for Clear service.

    Very hands on. You conduct and push sales with your own hand and approach. (While abiding by Best Buy's standards)

    Very low stress.

    Okay pay for a starter level sales job. Hourly as wells as commission.

    Cons

    Very unstructured. Not a lot of connection to management or any of the other representatives in your market. In 2 months I've probably seen my boss in person 3 times.

    Contract employment. Your employment is managed through a sales solution website and have a less than permanent career spot.

    Hours suffer heavily in times of bad sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very positively, you give the sales reps a lot of freedom to conduct business how they choose so long as it's not conflicting to Best Buy. However, management needs a lot more staff. It also needs more people for correspondence. It's not always easy to get a hold of someone, at least in the shadow of your markets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok job, high turn over.

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    Current Employee - NRAE  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - NRAE in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Clearwire full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    flex. for college students. No onsite manager.

    Cons

    Shady managers push out bad sales. Promote getting as many devices out of your stores little concern for returns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on Good Sales and low return rates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Unrealistic Sales Expectations

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    Former Employee - National Retail Account Executive  in  Rosemont, IL
    Former Employee - National Retail Account Executive in Rosemont, IL

    I worked at Clearwire as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    $10/hr + Commission, Working within Best Buy, Team mentality.

    Cons

    Having a supervisor that expects you to take the two worst stores in the district and have them surpassing the sales of the best in the country. Very little training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set realistic goals for your employees and understand that some stores are not as profitable as others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    No love for small cities.

    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative  in  Moscow, ID
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Moscow, ID

    I worked at Clearwire part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Ok wage for the area. Good training.

    Cons

    I worked in a small city. Our main office was 30 miles away in Lewiston, ID and we were pretty much left on our own to run a kiosk in the Palouse Mall. The kiosk failed shortly after I got there. Their goals were unrealistic for a city the size of Moscow.

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