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Palm Reviews

Updated 24 February 2015
Updated 24 February 2015
69 Reviews
3.2
69 Reviews
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Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein
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35 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are great people, great products and interesting and compelling projects (in 6 reviews)

  • People are very friendly and helpful (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management has made bonehead decision after bonehead decision (in 4 reviews)

  • All of the people are the ones who got promoted because all the qualified people left one after the other (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Customer obsession

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Palm

    Pros

    I spent almost a decade at Palm. The best thing i learnt there is how to obsess about customer experience. Those are lessons for life.

    Cons

    Palm saw a lot of ups and downs over those years, and never had a multi-year run of good news. Things would get shaky pretty quickly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I worked at Palm

    Pros

    You can grow as much as you work

    Cons

    Top management was not cooperative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should get traingn to manage team

  3.  

    Very good culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I worked at Palm

    Pros

    Enjoyed working at Palm, technically strong team

    Cons

    Executive Direction was loosing with time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Was once a great place to work until the end

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I worked at Palm full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Growth opportunities, exciting technology, leading edge products, great people

    Cons

    Slow to adapt to industry changes and challenges
    Last gasp influx of very difficult people and culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You no longer exist or have any relevance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Too sad to see it go away

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Palm full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture ,talented people and innovative products

    Cons

    bad marketing of products causing company to go away

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing can be done now :(

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Poor new product launch execution

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I worked at Palm full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great innovation and excellent technical expertise

    Cons

    Poor execution of innovations and markets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve market research and product launch

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice people, but no coordination between departments

    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Palm full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a small company with lots of different opportunities in different departments, if you want to move around. Most of the people are nice and good at what they do.

    Cons

    For a small company, efforts are really uncoordinated between divisions/departments. There's a lack of leadership, very little top-down communication, and complete disconnect between engineering and marketing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out how to actually implement your vision.

  9.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Palm as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people + pay + drive

    Cons

    constant change, lack of transperancy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Political environment

    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I worked at Palm full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The responsibility does not increase no matter how well you perform. Hence, the hours are great for achieving work/life balance.

    Cons

    It was a very political environment where everyone is there to take credit for things accomplished by himself or others.

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