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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Security in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Security in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Collaboration amongst employees and upper management

    Cons

    Once HP took over the overall experience was not the best especially when Palm was essentially shut down and a lot of good people were out of a job.


  2. "service advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Palm full-time

    Pros

    good and honest place to work

    Cons

    none at this time but maybe later

    Advice to Management

    higher salary for employees

  3. "When it was good it was very good..."

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    Former Employee - Release Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Release Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Palm full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent tech, good atmosphere, cutting edge stuff.

    Cons

    We essentially lost a year switching from java to javascript. That put us into the market behind the iphone instead of in front of it. Worse, we lost market positioning when we introduced without suitable prep at the carrier stores. From there it was a slow slide downhill. Selling to HP was a miserable shift.

    Oh, and the company is dead now.

    Advice to Management

    Putting java in a small embedded device was a bad idea. No one who's tried that has succeeded. There was plenty of data prior to suggest that was a bad idea but hey, I went with it too. We did have a good group of people. If anyone could have done it, we could.


  4. "Senior Manager, Global Commodity Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working place with team spirit. No performance review, hence, no pay raise!

    Cons

    Not all cylinders are firing the same time - cross divisional cooperations are not the best


  5. "Interessante bijverdienste"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibel door op basis van interimcontract te werken, rijkelijke kilometervergoeding en veel afwisseling door verschillende locaties.

    Cons

    Niets noemenswaardigs. Je moet natuurlijk een eigen auto hebben en gezien er met interimcontracten gewerkt wordt niet ideaal voor vast. Ideaal voor studenten daarom.

    Advice to Management

    Doe zo voort


  6. "Sous chef"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Employer offering opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    long hours need to have a better balance


  7. "Palm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Palm full-time

    Pros

    High degree of autonomy

    Cons

    Overtaken by other Smartphone companies

  8. "Sad to see such a great company go"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Talented hardware designers and software engineers. Everyone was passionate and focused on making great products. Also a fun place to be.

    Cons

    HP. HP brought with it the worst CEO ever (Leo A), I guess HP coming in gave everyone (including myself) a year to look for another job.

    Advice to Management

    HP should focus on making great products, it used to be such an innovative company; now their slogan is "it's all about the bottom line", it's not encouraging to work at a place like that.


  9. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Dynamic, fun, innovative culture. People worked together to resolve issues and address challenges. Great products, great people!

    Cons

    Culture changed following HP acquisition.


  10. "Superb Employer"

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    None - loved every minute.


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