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Current Employee - General Manager in Kirkland, WA
Current Employee - General Manager in Kirkland, WA

I have been working at Clearwire

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Dynamic and fast moving work environment

Cons

Overworked, stressfull, no support from management, no communication.

Advice to Management

Work on communication skills

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  1. Helpful (2)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Kirkland, WA

    I have been working at Clearwire

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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)


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