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Clearwire Reviews

Updated May 30, 2017
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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 10 reviews)

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

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  1. "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


  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.


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "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.

  8. "ETL Developer"

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    Former Employee - Data Modeler - ETL Developer in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Data Modeler - ETL Developer in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clearwire full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Innovative solutions. Flexible schedule and great team. Company culture was open, friendly and cooperative.

    Cons

    Industry fluctuations, potential mergers and buyout were always looming


  9. "Rotating Sales job"

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    Former Employee - Clear Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Clear Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clearwire part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy hours at multiple locations. If you are good at approaching strangers and trying to sell them. Then this is the job for you. The best part is that this is a good product that you won't mind selling.

    Cons

    As with any sales jobs quotas need to be met and they are strict on them. One con is that you work out of Best Buy stores so you never really know week to week which store they will station you at. Also working at a Best Buy sometime you get caught in the trap of helping out a customer when the Best buy employees should be doing that .


  10. "Management was bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was great, they started you out to succeed with ramp up months. They had a great training program

    Cons

    My manager managed by fear of losing your job. Which isn't they way I think you should manage people.. High stress

    Advice to Management

    Don't manage by fear
    Quit changing the pay scale
    It seemed like every 6 months y'all were changing the past and it was never for the better


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