Palantir Technologies
3.5 of 5 61 reviews
www.palantir.com Palo Alto, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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2 people found this helpful  

Fun, friendly, fulfilling, high expectations.

Forward Deployed Engineer (Former Employee)
Palo Alto, CA

Pros- Very fun atmosphere and people. Lots of exciting events and weekly traditions (pizza night, ultimate frisbee, Halo, etc.)
- People are mostly friendly, happy to see you.
- Great mission that everyone's working for.
- Everyone is super willing to help you out if you have a problem. I would IM people I'd never met but whose names I found on the Wiki and they would answer my questions right away.
- They don't waist your time with administrative stuff.

Cons- Very high expectations. People often work long/hard hours. People seemed to be a little fearful of keeping their jobs.
- The older engineers were hard to approach in person, didn't seem interested in making friendships (at least with interns). I often felt like they thought I was wasting their time and that my questions were dumb.
- There's an attitude that some may find to be "elitist" that most of the employees and executives often give off.
- Some, if not many, engineers didn't seem super enthused about the mission. Some seemed to just be there because it was a job, or because it was fun.

Advice to Senior Management- Limit the amount of times you say "we're the best." Don't say/imply that you're perfect. You have your flaws and difficulties (mostly code-based) like every company does.
- Be more approachable. Don't always be in a hurry everywhere.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Palantir is awesome!

    Forward Deployed Engineer (Current Employee)
    McLean, VA

    I have been working at Palantir Technologies full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Choosing to work at Palantir has been the best career move of my life. I liked my old job, but I love Palantir! I… Cons: Palantir is so different from a lot of companies that it is often hard for people… Advice to Senior Management: Keep doing what your doing! Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Fast paced, high learning, self directed environment where we solve real world problems.

    Mission Specialist (Current Employee)
    McLean, VA

    I have been working at Palantir Technologies full-time for more than a year


    Pros: -Flat hierarchy with an emphasis on personal ownership. At Palantir, I can honestly say that I have never been "managed." Leadership is there… Cons: -Massive Growth. This is awesome and also the source of most of our problems at the same time. We often don't scale our… Advice to Senior Management: Try to proactively fight the growth issues as much as you can. I've had numerous conversations with leadership about this, but its a super… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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