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Clearwire Reviews

Updated May 30, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent work and family life balance. Smart people."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Start up feel. Great director in core engineering. Excellent work and family life balance. Smart people.

    Cons

    Running out of money. Overlapping teams fighting to build their own empire. Tier 3 Operations and Engineering and Architecture teams are all in different part of the country making communications break down ended up dis-functional organization.

    Advice to Management

    Stop fighting to build your own empire at engineering director level. Work with another teams instead of creating your own silo.


  2. "Great place to work, although in a pause mode while waiting for next round of expansion funding"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pros:
    Great technology
    Great spectrum advantage
    Strong leadership team
    Fun telco environment with high speed growth

    Cons

    Company strategy is temporarily held up, waiting for next funding opportunity.
    Promotion opportunities aren't as plentiful as you might think- the general slowing in other telcos in the Seattle area has led to a swamp of well qualified, sometimes over qualified, folks to come to Clearwire.


  3. "Excellent Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very Open Work Enviroment. Very good Learning Experience. Very Good Exposure.

    Cons

    They need to value there employees more.


  4. "Clearwire was a great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Promotions and employee recognition was top notch

    Cons

    Outsourcing engineering and operations was a mistake.


  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial, positive culture; strong senior management team; interesting work; dynamic industry that's everchanging (always something new); and, above all, a terrific group of employees who care about their work and each other.

    Cons

    There's some uncertainty, but most of the people who work here thrive in this type of environment. If you are someone who is looking to make a contribution and further develop your skills and experiences than you'll be happy here. If you're looking for a definitive career path than you might be happier at another company.

    Advice to Management

    I'd just like to say thank you for truly caring about the employees.


  6. "Best company I have ever had. Best company I have ever worked for."

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

    I have been working at Clearwire full-time

    Pros

    - Fast pace
    - Empowerment available for those willing to grasp it
    - Fairly flat org
    - Available leadership
    - High aim for transparency in comms
    - Flexibility to do what you're passionate about
    - Simple new values
    - Extremely generous safety net in uncertain times

    Cons

    - Uncertain future
    - Trouble past = lots of angry folks outside the company
    - Still working towards consistency across leadership team in culture / style

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing time and money in your people as your number one priority. They'll build the networks, bring in the revenue, and fight off the wolves. Focus too much on the widgets and you'll lose what's best about Clearwire.


  7. "Exciting, riveting,"

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    Current Employee - Strategy Assistant Lead in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Strategy Assistant Lead in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    fun-filled and thriving experience, the sky is the limit to whatever level you hope to achieve

    Cons

    none. there are no cons to this job nor my position

    Advice to Management

    If you have the drive and determination you can go far. Show thyself approved by engagement and numbers and anything is possible.


  8. "I love working at Clearwire"

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    Current Employee - Recruiting Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Recruiting Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are many pros to working at Clearwire. The first that comes to mind are the people and the culture. I have never worked with such friendly and helpful colleagues. Everyone knows the company's goals and works towards them.
    I also love the fact that the company works on technology that no other company in the US is working on. This is a great point of pride for me - our TD LTE network we are building.
    Entrepreneurial spirit is another reason I have stayed at Clearwire. No one sticks to their job description here - there are always projects and cross functional exposure to be had.

    Cons

    I think our weakness is also what makes us so great. Our biggest weakness has always been a lack of funding, but I also think that is what keeps us sharp as we continue to do more with less.


  9. "They treat IT very well"

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    Current Employee - Technician IT in Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - Technician IT in Pensacola, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are very flexible with work hours allowing partial or full remote working. The pay is very competitive and they do industry comparisons every few years to make sure you are being compensated similar to the rest of the industry.

    Cons

    Free service not available everywhere.


  10. "Clearwire is an amazing company who values its employee's and makes what seems impossible possible."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clearwire full-time

    Pros

    Leadership, training, core values. Clearwire put it's people first and is always looking to teach and grow it's team. This is an amazing team and oppertunity

    Cons

    work life balance can be challanging as we are asked to do more with less. We have shrunk our staff and continue to asked to deliver amzing.

    Advice to Management

    keep staying true to your word, we are building something amazing here!


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