Compare Palantir Technologies vs Oscar Health BETA

See how Oscar Health vs. Palantir Technologies compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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Palantir Technologies

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Oscar Health

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 316 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 270 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.9
Work-life balance
3.7
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.6
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Culture & Values
4.0
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Palantir Technologies Ceo Alex Karp
81%
81%Alex Karp
CEO Approval
Oscar Health Ceo Mario T. Schlosser
93%
93%Mario T. Schlosser
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
75%
% Recommend to a friend
77%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
75%
Positive Business Outlook
73%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer85 Salaries
$126,573/yr
Business Development15 Salaries
$124,511/yr
Technical Recruiter7 Salaries
$102,997/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer14 Salaries
$146,888/yr
Senior Manager7 Salaries
$142,823/yr
Technical Recruiter3 Salaries
$79,426/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Smart people"(in 33 reviews)
"Silicon valley"(in 18 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 21 reviews)
"Health insurance"(in 20 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 66 reviews)
"Growing pains"(in 23 reviews)
Cons
"Oscar"(in 37 reviews)
"Growing pains"(in 26 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Forward Deployed Software Engineer

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

Pros

From day one you get exposed to challenging problems and you help important institutions solve them by using data. Great company mission. It's easy to move from team to team and learn about... different industries. Amazing perks. Every person I have met is interesting and brilliant. I love going to work every day.

Cons

Not a great relationship with media (we don't really have any). There's a lot of false/wrong information out there about our work and not a lot being done to fix that. People tend to get confused... with what we do or why we work with certain customers.

Advice to Management

Be more vocal or share more online about the company, what we do, and the people inside.

Current Employee - Software Engineer

I have been working at Oscar Health full-time for less than a year

Pros

There are tons of things that make working at Oscar great as a Software Engineer, but I'll try to give my main points. - Everyone is so nice and easy to work with. It must just be because the... company is so small, but I've only had pleasant interactions with other people on my and other teams. People are so quick to help that it just startles me compared to other places I've worked. This extends to social issues too - everyone I've talked to is very liberal, especially on LGBT issues (and obviously healthcare). This makes it really easy to "be yourself at work," which a lot of companies claim is what happens, but I really believe it's actualized here. - Everyone seems more or less excited about the product we're building. It's legitimately cool that Oscar is working on refactoring healthcare, and everyone I talk to is legitimately impressed by our app, and the fact that we process claims in-house. And besides the tech behind it, the idea of a low cost health insurance plan has great social implications to making sure that Americans can afford healthcare - and people at the company seem very driven by this mission. Not to say that it's culty like the stereotype of other startups - people are extremely quick to ask the hard questions to upper management, and have pretty reasonable expectations of what Oscar is. - The tech stack is very clean - people care very much about code quality, and making sure everything in the infrastructure is solid and clean as well. All the internal and external apps are held to high standards, both in terms of code quality and design standards. There's also a big culture of writing out internal posts to share tech information to better the whole company. - Management is especially extremely easy to work with. I've had some not-great managers, but the ones I've worked with at Oscar are amazing. They will listen to you, trust your judgement, not over-work you, and generally make you feel good about what you do. They'll work with you to make sure you're working on good things for you, and in my experience have made working here easy (as well as keeping my blood pressure down). I feel like I've always been put on the most important projects and issues, and only things that will help my career growth. It helps that managers are expected to be technical, and contribute to the codebase as well as perform people management. There's probably more I'm not thinking of, but I hope this paints a good picture.

Cons

One (minor) issue that comes to mind is the fact that the tech stack is still on Python 2, which is set to die in 2020. It's understandable that moving over is a lot of work, but it has to be... prioritized.

Advice to Management

Keep up the high standard for managers. I know it's hard finding good people, but a bad manager can seriously turn a work life sour, and cause people to resent working at the company.

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