Palm
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www.palm.com Sunnyvale, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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Tough times ahead, but a chance to deliver the next great product.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

ProsPalm is at a challenging crossroads right now and are in a transitional period - much like I heard Apple was in the mid-90's. They have a chance to do something significant, but whatever that significant thing is it has to have the "wow" factor or Palm will be just another smartphone vendor.

Being at Palm and being involved in the future products is exciting. Having the opportunity to be part of the next great "wow" product is something to be proud of. You hear a lot of doom and gloom from the press but there is some great talent at Palm that is working hard to hit the next product out of the park.

The market for smartphones is huge so Palm does not need huge market share to be very successful. They need to focus on a specific market and deliver a great experience for that market - which I think management is doing.

ConsHearing the negative press continually gets old after awhile. There is some doom and gloom in the company and Palm continues to see employees leave for other companies - some for startups, some for the Apples/Googles in the valley. No matter how much Management does the rah-rah thing, there still is a sense of foreboding across the company.

When you hear about so-and-so leaving it causes a little jealousy - a sense that they went to something better - to a company that is "cool".

With the challenging situation Palm is in, management is watching expenses closely. I can understand this, but you start to feel like you are being nickel and dimed to death. You also feel that you are doing your part to save $$ but you see "everyone else" not making the same sacrifices. This inequity can cause resentment.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to keep the company focused on the next "wow" product.
Continue to focus reducing expenses but make sure everyone feels the pain.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Once a great company, Palm’s future is uncertain?!?!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Palm


    Pros: Palm offers a great culture where an employee can have a great deal of visibility from top management. The company employees around 1,200 people… Cons: Once a great company, Palm’s future is uncertain. The company failed to see the competition coming. There are… Advice to Senior Management: Make innovation once again the top priority. More
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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Palm


    Pros: pay rate is very good Cons: Engineering execution is very bad Advice to Senior Management: Focus on NPI and execution No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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