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Clearwire Reviews

Updated May 7, 2017
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  • 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. "Great Place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Management"

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

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

    Pros

    Clearwire was a great place to work, lots of variety in the job. My boss was very hands off which left me lots of autonomy. The company's leadership team was great, very approachable.

    Cons

    Lots of work so you had to make an attempt at a work life balance. If you were in technology, there were lots of opportunity for salary increases but not so much for other departments.

    Advice to Management

    When you make a decision, stick with it to see how it plays out. Results don't appear overnight, it may take time to see if a decision is moving in the right direction.


  3. "It was fun while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great fast paced environment that allowed creative input from all.

    Cons

    Large shifts in business direction which made it difficult to know true direction of the company.


  4. "This was a great place to work and a wonderful learning experience, but there was a lack of communication at times."

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

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

    Pros

    Exciting work environment, lots of changes. You could make the job your own. You were only limited by your own creativity. The people were great and it was fun going to work.

    Cons

    Lack of communication. There were a couple of times when large groups of employees were outsourced and the communication surrounding the reasons for this were not communicated very well.

    Advice to Management

    You will gain more respect from employees if you tell them both the good news and the bad news. Don't make them guess.


  5. "Good till the last drop!"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Operations in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great group of people involved in the day-to-day operations at the end of Clearwire's line. Benefits were great (as I have discovered from being elsewhere after the CW departure) and flexibility to work from home was a HUGE plus.

    Cons

    Work-life balance was a constant struggle...especially being 3 hours ahead of corporate's time zone. Compensation was fair, and growth was definitely present in certain business sectors.


  6. "Interesting"

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    Former Employee - Director in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Director in Kirkland, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of growth in the business in a relatively short period of time. Fast paced business with many market launches and product and technology changes.

    Cons

    due to variety of funding cycles, there was a lot of stop/start activity over the years.


  7. "Amazing place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Systems Integration Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clearwire full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A great place to work and opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    Lots of opportunity to grow career path.


  8. "Great place to work! Innovative!"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clearwire full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Open communication channels to and from top management. Culture allows free-flow of ideas and rewards risks. Multiple career paths available.

    Cons

    Uncertainty over long term goals and business model. Profitability not yet achieved.

    Advice to Management

    Need to determine long-term goals that will lead to profitability


  9. "fast paced, challenging envrionment provides growth opportunities and job satisfaction"

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    Former Employee - RF Engineer II in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - RF Engineer II in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    growth, challenging opportunities, good benefits and fast paced technology buildout

    Cons

    work life balance is average.


  10. "Overall a great experience!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operational Support in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Operational Support in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, Co-workers, Environment and Passion

    Cons

    Work/Life balance was hard when we were all working towards a common goal

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees fully. Allow for more work/life balance. Lead them to success, don't micro manage them to fail.


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