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Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein
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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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    Great people, great work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects, lots of things to do, flexible.

    Cons

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

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A real turnaround is taking place. Very exciting, challenging, but rewarding environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Palm

    Pros

    Boundless future potential. A company filled with smart, hardworking, energetic people.

    Cons

    Intensity, stress, and lots of hours in the office at present

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Definitely on the right track!

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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not perfect, but has some promise

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Palm

    Pros

    Palm is in a very exciting business. Solving frustrations by bringing new technologies to customers in a mobile fashion can really change how people work and play. The company is very product focused rather than stock price and money focused. The people are very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    There are a lot of disagreements about how to make decisions. Money is tight, making it more difficult to accomplish tasks. The negative wallstreet numbers hurt morale. There is a lot of turnover in people and constant change makes it harder to have a steady path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to recognize the current employees instead of just focusing on outside hires. Make sure that the company culture is maintained and that people are free to just innovate. Living in a constant "firefighting" mentality is not good for innovation.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work!!

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

    I have been working at Palm

    Pros

    Start-up environment
    Recognition for hard work
    Growth potential
    Non-political work environment

    Cons

    Start-up environment causing employees to spread too thin or only work on urgent matters
    Product delays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Release products on time....if not released on time....stop all bonus, stock options etc. for the higher management

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  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a great place to work before HP acquisition

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Palm

    Pros

    Great benefit, quarterly all hands meeting, great compensations, flexible working hours, allow telecommuncating, open communications from senior management, great people

    Cons

    A lot of great people left after HP acquisition. Uncertanities within the company directions after post acquisition, loss Palm own image, not sure will survive in a big company like HP

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    WebOS is great OS but seems not be able to reach to consumer's hands. Please find a way to reach the product to people

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