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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)

65 Employee Reviews
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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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    Great place to work!!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementRelease products on time....if not released on time....stop all bonus, stock options etc. for the higher management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a great place to work before HP acquisition

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementDefinitely on the right track!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not perfect, but has some promise

    Manager (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsPalm 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.

    ConsThere 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 Senior ManagementMake 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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    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

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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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    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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