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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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    Had a chance to be a great company but burned through the money

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Austin, TX

    I worked at Clearwire full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay
    Benefits
    Forward thinking
    Company thought outside the box in Marketing
    Great Staff

    Cons

    No chance to move up
    Micro managed
    Too many reports
    Upper Management did not commuinicate their plans

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop and think about what your objectives are when Launching a Market

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Worst company i've ever worked for

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    Former Employee - Finance  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Finance in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    Pay is OK. High turnover among executives means that if you have a manager you don't care for, he probably will be gone in 3 months. The bad news is, someone just like him may take his place!

    Cons

    Very aggressive, cut-throat culture. Lots of one-ups-manship. Part of the problem is that they favor very young executives- one C-level executive after another for years was too inexperienced, which made them insecure, and sometimes a bit of a terror to work with. Their turnover is huge - lots of people fired after just a few months because someone didn't like them. This is fact, not opinion, as turnover is measurable. Part of the issue is the founders - a group of very aggressive people who were GREAT at raising capital and buying up spectrum, but not at creating corporate cultures that last. "Cutthroat" and "Clearwire" each have nine letters in them. Just sayin'.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell to Sprint, or another major telco. Seriously. It's been six years and if you haven't built a healthly corporate culture by now, why should anyone believe it will happen next year? Why not sell to a company that has a workable culture - Clearwire does not. You have some great spectrum assets from the early days and that's worth something. You can monetize that. But run a business with that corporate culture? Why do you even bother?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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