Palm
3.2 of 5 65 reviews
www.palm.com Sunnyvale, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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70% Approve of the CEO

Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein

Jon Rubinstein

(33 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "There are great people, great products and interesting and compelling projects"
    in 5 reviews
  • "the people are generally friendly and helpful"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "Bad senior management which eventually led to shut down by HP"
    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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Too sad to see it go away

QA Engineer (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

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

ProsGreat culture ,talented people and innovative products

Consbad marketing of products causing company to go away

Advice to Senior Managementnothing can be done now :(

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Poor new product launch execution

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

I worked at Palm full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat innovation and excellent technical expertise

ConsPoor execution of innovations and markets

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove market research and product launch

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Nice people, but no coordination between departments

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

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

ProsIt'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.

ConsFor 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 Senior ManagementFigure out how to actually implement your vision.

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Great Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

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

ProsGreat people + pay + drive

Consconstant change, lack of transperancy

Advice to Senior Managementcommunicate more

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Political environment

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

I worked at Palm full-time for more than a year

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

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

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Great company

Manager (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

I have been working at Palm full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat people, good benefits, good hours

ConsBad management, too many changes, not enough info

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Great people, great work.

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

I have been working at Palm full-time for more than a year

ProsInteresting projects, lots of things to do, flexible.

ConsCan be very crazy at times. We've had a few shaky moments.

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It was a nice place to work..

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

I worked at Palm full-time for more than a year

ProsWorking on innovative mobile platform (WebOS)
Learn a lot about embedded software development in general (cross toolchain, Open Embedded
based build system, log analysis tools).

ConsManagement's inability to monetize on the promising technology. There are a lot of material on
the web about the Palm saga in the last 3 years of it's existence).

Advice to Senior ManagementThey are all gone now.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Laid back good work environment with clueless senior management

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

I worked at Palm

ProsLaid back work environment and the flexibility to work on what you think is most important. Also, the pay is decent.

Conssenior management does not have a clue on how to manage multiple projects at once or to be able to do work to plan for the near future. They only focus on what the immediate goal is and put all energy into that.

Advice to Senior Managementhave a plan for the future, instead of just a plan for the next 3 months. Keep the plan in mind while working on current project.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Satisfactory

Intern (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

I have been working at Palm

ProsThere were intelligent people working there.
Nice environment even in the face of difficulty.

ConsBad senior management which eventually led to shut down by HP.

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