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Clearwire Reviews

Updated April 7, 2017
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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. "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.


  2. "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.

  3. "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 .


  4. "Good team, weak management"

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    Former Contractor - Contract Systems Engineer in Kirkland, WA
    Former Contractor - Contract Systems Engineer in Kirkland, WA

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

    Pros

    I did a six month contract at Clearwire. Generally well organized and very structured technical environment, with good planning and practices/procedures. Very technical team with deep experience and good support for whatever issue might arise.

    Cons

    Management seemed more focused on moving up a step on the company ladder than in actively engaging much with their current team.

    Not much in the way of team sharing/collaboration tools/support. No common source code repo for internal tools development, for example.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more support to team members for what they need to do their jobs more effectively, rather than focusing on what makes their boss happy.


  5. "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


  6. "Good while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Support Representative in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Support Representative in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Clearwire (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Local office ran good and close employee interactions

    Cons

    Corporate changes caused major adjustments to sop's


  7. "Cut throat."

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Easy to move up the ladder if you meet your goals and quotas. It's all about sales

    Cons

    No work life balance. Either you meet your quota and move up. Or you are phased out.

  8. "Not a bad company to work for, if your boss gave you aircover."

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    Former Employee - Line Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Line Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    + Strong boss at the director level made my job 100% easier
    + My boss set the vision and did not micro-manage us
    + Benefits were weak, but the compensation was good

    Cons

    - Ethical issues in executive leadership at corporate
    - Mismanagement of company and lack of funding
    - Poor contracts with vendors and partners
    - Entire department was outsourced
    - Sold company to foreign company

    Advice to Management

    I hoe you can do a better job than your predecessor. It has been a few years since I left, I hope things got better.


  9. "Clearwire"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Milton, FL
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Milton, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clearwire (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Was a decent company. They got bought by Sprint so it doesn't really matter now.

    Cons

    The fired a ton of people and outsourced most of there call center work to the Philippines.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all your customers and employees with more respect. Don't leave them in the dark about future plans.


  10. "Fast paced, high stress, poor compensation"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I liked the job a lot. Although the pace was fast and furious, it offered plenty of opportunity to shine.

    Cons

    - 80+ Hour work weeks
    - Below industry salary averages
    - High stress
    - Accepts poor workmanship as success


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