Clearwire

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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

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  1. 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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Apart from the corporate funding issues and corporate maturity (vs rapid growth/startup mentality) it's good.

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    Current Employee - Director in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Kirkland, WA

    I have been working at Clearwire

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity. Lots of growth.

    Cons

    Lack of funding, lack of maturity. We have a building but not necessarily a foundation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down the rapid growth, look at being far more efficient with better quality. I understand the need for rapid growth but not the lack of efficiency (particularly in IT)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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