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3.2 65 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein

Jon Rubinstein

(33 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are great people, great products and interesting and compelling projects(in 5 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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    Too sad to see it go away

    QA Engineer (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    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

    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

     

    Nice people, but no coordination between departments

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    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

    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

     

    Political environment

    Senior Manager (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    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

    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

    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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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    It was a nice place to work..

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    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

    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

    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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