Palm Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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  1. Customer obsession

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Palm

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  2. Great people, great work.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Palm full-time (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.


  3. Helpful (1)

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Palm

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Definitely on the right track!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Not perfect, but has some promise

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    Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Palm

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  6. Superb Employer

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    Former Employee - EMEA Recruitment Partner in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Former Employee - EMEA Recruitment Partner in Bracknell, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Forward thinking, great technology, was iconic for it's time, lovely colleagues.

    Cons

    None - loved every minute.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work!!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Palm

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. Helpful (1)

    It was a great place to work before HP acquisition

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Palm

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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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