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Past decisions finally caught up with Leap/Cricket...

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Director in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Director in San Diego, CA

I worked at Leap Wireless

Pros

The company tended to pay above-market average salaries and provided good benefits which led to a better than average overall compensation package.

Cons

The organization's leadership appeared to struggle with formulating and executing on a consistent and relevant strategic direction in an always highly competitive environment. A consistent series of short-term decisions made and strung together over a long period of time, coupled with several missed opportunities in the marketplace, appears to have finally caught up to the organization in a measurable and impacting manner.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reduce the layer of upper-level management that was loaded onto the organization over the past two to three years in an attempt to "throw bodies at the problem". For those remaining, ensure they can "ride the bus" for the duration.

Approves of CEO

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    Glad to be gone

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Leap Wireless

    Pros

    Work life balance was excellent as well as vacation time. Benefits were acceptable if a little pricey. They give you free uniforms(occasionally).

    Cons

    This section is much easier. The company is badly mismanaged. The CEO often is unaware of the staggering problems that face the front lines. The computer systems were constantly crashing. We had episodes of system outages as long as 3 days. That meant we couldn't even look up an account balance let alone activate one. Senior management would yell at associates for not selling a phone with a hand written receipt and a promise that it would activate at some later point! The CEO was also unaware of the inventory problems facing front line employees such as new handsets launching with big promos and enough stock for the first few hours. The promo would run for weeks and stock wouldn't be replenish for weeks. Mid level executive management didn't know the reality of the reputation of their brands. They were shocked to find that Cricket's network was considered inferior to those of their bigger competitors and even more surprised to find out that Cricket was considered a ghetto phone for customer's that couldn't get a contract phone. These people were in charge of making strategic decisions for the company!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company to the highest bidder and drop the hubris that has cost several lucrative deals. You've abused the shareholders patience long enough. You need to stop eroding shareholder value and get the most you can from a sales, because you're not competent to save this sinking ship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Upper management needs to be managed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Leap Wireless

    Pros

    The company treats it's employees well on a personal level.
    The benefit packages have been good.

    Cons

    The company is horrible at providing a career path.
    The company has mismanaged itself.
    A few in upper management have the most say and receive the most support, leaving less popular departments to suffer and scramble for resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review the actual quality of work of your managers and directors to see if they are actually cost effective.

    No opinion of CEO
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