I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Palantir Technologies in April 2013.
Interview Details – Applied to posting on their site. Phone interview, then an in-person interview with several different people that day. Pretty standard interview questions but got the feeling they were definitely targeting a specific group (read: young, bright and inexpensive). If you are over 35 years old I think you will be perceived as too expensive and be at a serious disadvantage. A check of the salary figures on this site confirms my suspicion - there is a method to how they hire and it's thinly disguised age discrimination.
Interview Question – How would you get the customer to adopt Palantir more than they already are? View Answer
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Palantir Technologies.
Interview Details – I was initially contacted by a recruiter, then was introduced to the person that was going to be interviewing me via email. The interview process was horrible to say the least. The interviewer was young, new to the company, and had no idea how to hold a proper interview. He/she asked me if I held a position similar to the one I was interviewing for....when that was the first position listed on my resume--I doubt they even looked it over. When it came time for me to ask my questions concerning the position, I began to ask technical questions that I thought were appropriate for the position.This would show that my technical skills aligned with the role, and Palantir actually advises you do this to show you have interest. The interviewer stumbled on words, and was unable to answer my questions--technical and generic. After about a week, I received an email from my recruiter saying that I wasn't technical enough for the position. Really? I'm not technical enough even though the interviewer couldn't answer any of my technical questions? Yea...I don't think so. 2
Do NOT waste your time with this company. After reading all of the reviews on here, I thought that it wouldn't happen to me, but low and behold Palantir sure did deliver.
Interview Question – Nothing difficult, just generic behavioral questions and technical questions related to the position. View Answer
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Palantir Technologies.
Interview Details – I submitted my application online and a recruiter contacted me the next day to schedule a phone interview. I had this phone interview one week later and was asked all behavior questions about why am I interested in the company and talking about my experiences on my resume. One week after the phone call, I was asked to fly out to Palo Alto for an onsite interview.
I was in their office for a total of 5 interviews and 1 demo. I had 3 interviews with people from the team, 1 interview with the head of the department, and 1 interview with one of the founders. I thought I provided good answers to their questions and that the founder liked me. A recruiter emailed me 4 days later saying that while they identified my skills and passion, I was not a good fit for the position but hopes to cross paths in the future. Is this just a generic rejection letter they send to everyone?
Interview Question – Why this position over any other position at Palantir? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Palantir Technologies in November 2012.
Interview Details – The interview process was pretty straightforward. They really try and push the interviews through quickly. However, they want, what they want, and you either fit that or you don't. There is no real middle ground.
The questions in the interviews were generic at best, and they definitely focus on their company a lot.
Interview Question – There were no real difficult questions, for vague than anything, which tend to be hard to articulate what they are looking for, in terms of an answe Answer Question
Reason for Declining – They offered me a job a didn't want. Again, be careful if you interview for something, they might switch what you are interviewing for without notice.
Interviewed at Palantir Technologies
Interview Details – I noticed that Palantir were opening in London and was really keen to join the company. Unfortunately they didn't have any mid-level positions and so I applied to join their Op's team. Palantir pride themselves on their confusing job titles and the position was essentially one of 'packing up computer gear and sending it to various destinations, like Afghanistan'.
I submitted my CV and was invited for a phone interview, which I took with a young guy based in their Palo Alto office. When I asked about career progression he seemed quite offended and stated that everyone was really happy in the jobs they already had. After that I received a "Dear John" email.
Interview Question – No difficult or unexpected questions, really just general chit-chat. Answer Question
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