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    Summer Internship/Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interview process was normal. A phone interview was scheduled and some technical questions and personal questions were asked.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were not to difficult. Make sure to study some common algorithms because they asked me questions in regards to them.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Referred by a former intern, now would-be employee. Got an email from a recruiter a couple of weeks after that and was given an interview street online coding challenge about some graph problem. After solving it, the recruiter helps me set up an interview with another employee. Got a standard rejection email after that.

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    • Was asked to find the best buying/selling strategy given a list of stock prices. Also "tell me more about yourself".   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Palantir Technologies in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    After contacted by recruiter, I was told to choose either to take an online challenge or to take traditional phone interviews. I chose online challenge.

    Interview Questions
    • Not very difficult. The typical rainfall question with an elevation matrix. You can find this question online. Some people have posted it before.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Palantir Technologies in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    They were very nice. It was just a phone interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Interview question was given a grid of 9x9 sudoku with numbers filled in already, you have to check if it's a valid suoku.   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Palantir Technologies in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    I initially spoke to people from the company via my college's career fair. I was asked technical questions during the career fair, after which, they set me up with an interview, which was a half hour long, consisting of one behavioral question and the rest technical questions on data structures and algorithms.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineering Internship - Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Palantir Technologies in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Did two phone screens, passed both of them. Flown out to Palo Alto for an Interview. When I arrived in the lobby, several other candidates there. You interview with 3 different people, and then the 4th engineer takes you out to lunch. At the end, you're given a demo of the product, and if you're asked to leave after the demo, you aren't getting hired.

    I was told I was free to go after the demo.

    Company did an exceptional job promoting themselves, and it was very cool and interesting. Questions were amazing - none of them required you to have any specific knowledge except general computer science knowledge. They were difficult, but I managed to answer all of them with no hints required. I assume I missed something however, or did something else to cause me to flunk the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • How to find if n numbers in a list sum up to an integer k?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Palantir Technologies in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Sent in a resume online and was contacted two days later to schedule a phone interview. It consisted of a few basic coding/knowledge based questions followed by a more challenging coding/algorithm question, which took me the rest of the time. I didn't do well - had a lot of hints from the interviewer, and twice declared my algorithm correct when it really wasn't. Was notified two days later that I wouldn't be continuing in the interview process.

    Interview Questions
    • Given a value in a binary search tree, write an algorithm that returns the next greatest value. The tree is assumed to contain the given value.   View Answers (3)
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer: Simulation Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Palantir Technologies in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied on their website. They got back to me within a few days to schedule two back-to-back phone interviews. Each interview lasted about 30-40 minutes. Both interviewers seemed to really enjoy working at Palantir, and asked me intelligent questions. I guess I was nervous, and that made me fumble at bit.

    Interview Questions
    • 1) Given a start node and a target node descriptor for any tree (not necessarily binary), check if the target is on the direct path or a child of a node on the direct path from the start node to the root of the tree. You have the methods getParent, getChildren, and match().
      2) Implement a stack with the operations push, pop, peek.
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Palantir Technologies in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Was quickly set up with a phone interview after applying online, the interviewer asked a variety of technical questions and asked me to tell him the code over the phone, plus the Big Oh time and space complexity. Their website has very good information on the process. However, it would have helped if they set up a google doc for coding as it's much more efficient than dictation.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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