Palm Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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  1. Customer obsession

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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. Leadership troubled, losing best people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Management
    Former Employee - Program Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Palm full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Highly skilled people, deep expertise, and highly passionate. Many areas still had motivated people trying to achieve good outcomes, especially once the open sourcing effort began.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional leadership from HP, resulting in no viable direction as a commercial entity. Many of the best people had already left.


  3. Pros

    You can grow as much as you work

    Cons

    Top management was not cooperative

    Advice to Management

    They should get traingn to manage team


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  5. Very good culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyed working at Palm, technically strong team

    Cons

    Executive Direction was loosing with time


  6. Was once a great place to work until the end

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    You no longer exist or have any relevance


  7. Too sad to see it go away

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    nothing can be done now :(


  8. Poor new product launch execution

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Improve market research and product launch


  9. Nice people, but no coordination between departments

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

    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 Management

    Figure out how to actually implement your vision.


  10. Political environment

    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    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.


  11. Great company

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Palm full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, good benefits, good hours

    Cons

    Bad management, too many changes, not enough info



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