Clearwire

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A $12bn DOT com that is poised to go to the next level.

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Former Employee - Tier III Technical Operations Manager in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Tier III Technical Operations Manager in Seattle, WA

I worked at Clearwire

Pros

Clearwire is on the cusp of moving to the next level of organizational development, including implementation of ITIL concepts of Problem, Change and Incident management, as well as process documentation and consilidation. The company embodies all that's great about the energy and flexibility of a DOT com, while understanding that it needs to formalize its processes if it is to scale to the next leve.

Cons

There are still many areas resisting the move to a more mature business model, including Development access to production systems and a bit of a fly-by-the-seat-of-the-pants firefight approach to problem solving.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue the pressure to move to an ITIL or similar framework, which will change the paradigm over time and allow the scalable growth that will ensure financial returns based on more efficient and consistent operations.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Beware new launch markets... this company will use and abuse you

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    Former Employee - B2B Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - B2B Account Executive in Austin, TX

    I worked at Clearwire

    Pros

    If you only need a job for 6 months, the salary and benefits are OK and they hire lots of people when they launch a new market.

    Cons

    When Clearwire launched their Austin market for CLEAR mobile internet, they hired around 100 field sales reps and 13 Business to Business Account Execs. They made everyone "Exempt" so they can push you to work 50-60 hours per week and not pay overtime.

    The Business Sales Manager resigned in 2 1/2 months. The General Manager was terminated at 3 months.

    When I gladly handed my resignation after 5 months, there were only about 3 B2B reps and only 30 field reps.... most quit because of the long hours without overtime compensation.

    Initial Sales goals were reasonable and obtainable. The quota's triple after 6 months... not obtainable and I believe this is intentional to reduce the sales force post launch.

    CLEAR over-hires to launch a new market to get maximum exposure, knowing they will scale back the work force in 6 months to 30% of the original launch hires. BEWARE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast paced, and not for people who need guidance.

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    Current Employee - Finacial Analyst in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Finacial Analyst in Kirkland, WA

    I have been working at Clearwire

    Pros

    - A corporate environment, small company feel.
    - Plenty of opportunities to improve current processes and stand out.
    - Smart and friendly coworkers
    - Huge potential to be a serious contender in the industry.
    - Flexible in hours and being able to work from home/on site

    Cons

    - Financial Instability, and lack of good middle management.
    - Company operates on a lean budget, and is definitely noticeable in how it operates. Don't expect extravagant raises.
    - Lack of transparency among departments that need to work with one another.
    - Professional development is hindered by management.
    - Pay and benefits is definitely below average.
    - Brown nosing and favoritism is prevalent throughout.

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    None

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