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Clearwire Reviews

Updated December 28, 2016
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Clearwire President & CEO Erik Prusch
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Pros
  • All the great people who were committed to joint success (in 9 reviews)

  • In technical support the work environment was awesome (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance may be challenging (in 24 reviews)

  • Lack of job security due to layoffs (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    loved it, great company to work for. took care of us

    Cons

    went out of business. I would probably still be there


  2. "clear or clearwire. not worth the effort"

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    Former Employee - Credit and Activations Analyst in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Credit and Activations Analyst in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clearwire (More than a year)

    Pros

    was good while it lasted

    Cons

    closed and soldout to sprint and dropped everyone without notice


  3. "My first time at a start-up"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemont, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemont, IL

    I worked at Clearwire full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere. You can see the actual pride put into making the atmosphere a fun place to work.

    Cons

    Pay was pretty low and leadership was sketchy, however, there were a few really smart top tier leaders. There was a massive layoff in the Chicago office and we were able to see it coming. Started seeing the product subscription fall apart at the seems.


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  5. "Director of Finance"

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    Former Employee - Manager Corporate in Snoqualmie, WA
    Former Employee - Manager Corporate in Snoqualmie, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clearwire (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great career growth and opportunity

    Cons

    Work life balance may be challenging


  6. "Great team, great work environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clearwire full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great start up work environment. Bright, collaborative employees. Great management team.

    Cons

    Start up environment for sure- if start up chaos isn't your thing this isn't your place

    Advice to Management

    Launch another company and lets do it again.


  7. "District Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Gained great experience and was able to implement creative marketing ideas.

    Cons

    Leadership was lacking. Work-life balance was horrible.


  8. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Management in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Management in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clearwire full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great management team, good vision. Learned a lot and was able to have impact on the decisions in my area. I really enjoyed working with the people in my department, we got along great and I could count on them to help out during especially busy times.

    Cons

    Difficult to gain a work life balance. Decisions were made quickly and action needed to be taken just as quickly. This meant spending a lot of time at work, not much of a work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Although I had lots of latitude to manage my own area, not every one had this same latitude. If management is confident in the people they hire, they should allow them the opportunity to manage their areas as they see fit. I saw instances where other managers were micromanaged and this led to job satisfaction and turnover.


  9. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Bellevue, NE
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Bellevue, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clearwire (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture filled with smart people who were committed to the business and each other.

    Cons

    Acquired by Sprint, and very few people remained w/the company.


  10. "Sales representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clearwire full-time

    Pros

    Base pay plus bonuses from sales. No manager to look after you daily so that was definitely a plus

    Cons

    If you are not into sales this is not the job for you. There is a certain number of sales you are expected to make per week.

    Advice to Management

    Management was ok. Sometimes expected way to much under certain circumstances. Should not expect sales to go door to door


  11. "Good job for the work"

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    Current Employee - Territory Brand Representative in Wichita Falls, TX
    Current Employee - Territory Brand Representative in Wichita Falls, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    An opportunity to grow territory management skills from an entry level position while receiving a competitive salary.

    Cons

    The company was under constant threat of being bought out and the distribution model of using third parties to provide hardware to clients was a bit awkward.



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