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Pros
  • All the great people who were committed to joint success (in 10 reviews)

  • Casual work environment with a focus on productivity and team building (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Company Folded"

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    Former Employee - NOC Technician in Henderson, NV
    Former Employee - NOC Technician in Henderson, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clearwire (More than a year)

    Pros

    Was great experience, job was fun.

    Cons

    Company went out of business.


  2. "pretty horrid"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    easy job during school, will get you an idea of what a sales job is like.

    Cons

    horrible management, spotty service which they'll blame on you if you don't perform well. My supervisor had me write reasons why I wasn't succeeding, and most of it was the fact that they are not gonna be able to compete with comcast or other services, which suck lackluster features. We were forced to sell clear in the computer area of best buy, where not many people were walking around. When I tried to be pro-active and walk around the store like the comcast guys I was told I wasn't allowed by my supervisor and best buy manager. If you so as happen to finally get someone to come near your kiosk they might be super excited, but land in a area which isn't serviced. So how can they blame their reps all the time? Sometimes the numbers are a indication of the companies shortcomings not mine.

    Advice to Management

    who cares

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible environment"

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    There were no pros associated with working here

    Cons

    working here was reminiscent of the movie "Boiler Room". That was the exact mentality at play with this company.


  4. "Unrewarding job (Not a career)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are young and no experience in the wireless industry this is the place for you.

    Cons

    If you were in the wireless industry and had a brain and worked hard then you were treated like a outcast. This was a poorly manged company that hire mostly former Sprint rejects and gave opportunities to young inexperienced people that obviously run this potential company into the ground. Poor management and widespread frivolous spending early in the years of Clear killed the big start up company.

    Advice to Management

    If you have a brain and middle aged or older then you didn't have a fighting chance. I spent 3 1/2 years in this hell watching and predicting the out come.


  5. "Unrealistic Sales Expectations"

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    Former Contractor - National Retail Account Executive in Rosemont, IL
    Former Contractor - National Retail Account Executive in Rosemont, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clearwire as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    $10/hr + Commission, Working within Best Buy, Team mentality.

    Cons

    Having a supervisor that expects you to take the two worst stores in the district and have them surpassing the sales of the best in the country. Very little training.

    Advice to Management

    Set realistic goals for your employees and understand that some stores are not as profitable as others.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Clearwire full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The medical, dental, paid vacation & sick leave are the only good things this company has to offer

    Cons

    Hostile work environment, lack of training. Overworked, stressfull, no support from management, no communication. If you are thinking about working here RUN.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees as Human Beings


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Clearwire sucks"

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    Current Employee - Tech Support EVO in Milton, FL
    Current Employee - Tech Support EVO in Milton, FL
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Clearwire full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good money and benefits, some good people work there

    Cons

    job security, the company will find an excuse to fire you before laying others off to avoid paying a severance package.

    Advice to Management

    most managers are good, top company officials need to learn how to make a profitable business model instead of relying on borrowing money from other companies in order to appear profitable to investors.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good one"

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    Former Employee - Direct Sales in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Direct Sales in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great concept of wireless technology.
    First month of Training was good
    Nice people as coworkers.

    Cons

    Bad management
    false promises to sales force.
    No support, no leads
    Lot of pressure
    Not advancement
    No opportunities to grow


  9. "forever changing direction"

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    Former Employee - Indirect Account Executive in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Indirect Account Executive in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the technology is a glimpse of what to expect in the future as far as wireless internet is concerned.

    Cons

    company finances are unstable, management re-acts with knee jerk reactions

    Advice to Management

    a complete clean sweep of 95% of its management to people that are competent in the industry and markets.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible experience!"

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    Former Employee - Financial Service Representative in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Financial Service Representative in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A steady paycheck. Friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Regularly work 60 hours plus a week with no over time paid. Commissions structure constantly changing. Manage by put downs.

    Advice to Management

    Sell to Sprint and close the doors.


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