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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Palantir Technologies full-time for more than 5 yearsPros
The people are top notch. There's a lot of job satisfaction in working on hard problems where the solution actually makes a difference. Flat organization - individuals are encouraged to take responsibility and act with minimal hand-holding from above.Cons
Growing pains. Doubling every year can lead to significant churn, unclear direction, and spotty communications.
It is very hard work, constant change, long hours, and high expectations. Even for stellar performers, burnout is a real risk.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Palantir Technologies in May 2013.Interview Details
There were several conversations over the phone, followed by an on-site interview in their Virginia office. The telephone conversations were mainly with recruiter types. The on-site was with team members and included conversations with four different people as well as a presentation of the software itself. The interviews were pointed but friendly. The people are all smart and interesting, but it was clear that they expect long hours and a work-first attitude, which didn't match what I was looking from a work-life-balance perspective. All told the process took about 3 months.Interview Questions
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- During the on-site, the interviewers asked several questions about Palantir's products, including asking for suggestions for improved/additional functionality. As a thought exercise it was interesting, but as an interviewee, I only had a limited knowledge of their products based on their web site and YouTube channel and and no additional information to work with. View Answer
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Palantir Technologies is working to radically change how groups analyze information. We were founded in 2004 by a handful of PayPal alumni and Stanford computer scientists. Since then we've doubled in size every year while retaining our early-stage values: a startup culture, strong work ethic and rigorous hiring standards.
We currently offer a suite of software applications for integrating, visualizing and analyzing the world's information. We support many kinds of data including structured, unstructured, relational, temporal and geospatial.
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