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Palantir Technologies Co-Founder and CEO Alex Karp
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    Outstanding people working very hard on missions that matter.

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    Former Employee - Forward Deployed Engineer
    Former Employee - Forward Deployed Engineer

    I worked at Palantir Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    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.

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Palantir Technologies Interviews

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Updated Sep 12, 2014

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    Application Details

    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.

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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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Website www.palantir.com
Headquarters Palo Alto, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2004
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Competitors IBM, Microsoft, SAP

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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