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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

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

Pros

Entrepreneurial, positive culture; strong senior management team; interesting work; dynamic industry that's everchanging (always something new); and, above all, a terrific group of employees who care about their work and each other.

Cons

There's some uncertainty, but most of the people who work here thrive in this type of environment. If you are someone who is looking to make a contribution and further develop your skills and experiences than you'll be happy here. If you're looking for a definitive career path than you might be happier at another company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I'd just like to say thank you for truly caring about the employees.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Clearwire

  1.  

    Really enjoy working at ClearWire.

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

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

    Pros

    I really enjoy working at ClearWire. The culture, people, and fast-paced environment keep coming to work each day fun. We have our share of challenges, whether it's uncertainty about the pending acquisition or funding for a big project, but in my experience that's just the way the corporate sector is today.

    Reading some of the other reviews I'm not quite sure what group these folks are in, but I've never noticed anything remotely close to a "hostile" or "cut throat" environment (quite the opposite, in fact). There will also always be uncertainty and change, no matter what company/industry you're in, especially Telecomm. I think some people confuse this with poor leadership, which isn't always the case.

    Thirsty Thursday events are fun, leadership brings in some food and drink and everyone gets a chance to socialize with folks outside of your normal working circles. The yearly employee appreciation day is an aboslute blast, tons of fun.

    I sort of mentioned it earlier, but I've found that the people at ClearWire are fantastic. Everyone is friendly, fun, and always willing to help out.

    Cons

    It can be tricky at times to get the funding/resources needed to drive some projects that would benefit the business, but it's just part of the deal. Pay is about average for the industry, benefits are OK (would love to see just a PTO bucket instead of having vacation/sick/floating holidays). There aren't many options around for lunch, but it's getting better with food trucks coming during the week (minor annoyance, but worth noting).

    I mentioned above about the fast pace and frequent change in direction, but honestly it's not any different than anywhere else I've worked, especially in Telecomm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the time off policy to have one PTO bucket instead of vacation/sick/floating holiday buckets.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Rearranging Deck Chairs

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer  in  Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Kirkland, WA

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

    Pros

    -Decent compensation
    -Decent benefits
    -Management at least pretends to be interested in creating a fun work environment

    Cons

    -No real structure for promotion or growth
    -Lack of vision leads to the creation of programs and projects that are the hot item one day then gone the next
    -Lack of proper management leads to some employees working 80+ hour weeks to complete other people's work that has not been completed
    -Award structures favor those who play politics and not those working above and beyond their position

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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