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Palantir Technologies Interview Questions

Updated Jun 7, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Palantir Technologies (Palo Alto, CA) in May 2018.

    Interview

    The interview took around one week to complete. I had a phone interview, then went through some F2F (Skype) Interview when they were testing my algorithm, which wasn't too bad


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    Data Strategist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Palantir Technologies (New York, NY).

    Interview

    I was referred by a current employee at the company and after waiting three weeks, got an email to set up an initial phone interview. I did not go through the first round and the recruiter gave me direct feedback right after the conversation that I might lack experience. The rejection email was a default HR email and I would have liked to see more concrete feedback on how I can improve.

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    Forward Deployed Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Resume Screening was 30 min call - super easy, tell them about your research on their products and impress them, Telephonic Technical Screening - one coding question for 25 min, Don't ask about Palantir's employee involvement in Facebook - Cambridge Analytica disclosures

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  4. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Palantir Technologies (San Antonio, TX) in April 2018.

    Interview

    Contacted by recruiter, given technical screening on Hackerrank. Easily the most frustrating and absurd screening I've ever done - had nothing to do with data structures and algorithms in the end (after studying extraordinarily hard on those), as Hackerrank is pretty much total garbage and the way the input gets passed in makes absolutely no sense. Really awful experience, probably won't ever apply to anywhere that actually uses Hackerrank like this.

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    Forward Deployed Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Palantir Technologies (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Very smooth and quick process. The recruiter was very quick in responding. I had two rounds of telephone interviews. Questions and coding exercise were fair. There is nothing to complain, really.

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    Payroll Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Palantir Technologies (Palo Alto, CA) in March 2018.

    Interview

    I applied online and had a phone interview schedule for the next day. The guy I had the phone interview with told me he knew nothing about payroll and could not answer a single question I asked him. He told me at the end that I would not be moving on to the next stage and good luck in my job search.
    Two days later I was contacted again and asked to come in for a face to face. I came in and the person I met with had no questions written down and did not write anything that I said down. She never once looked at my resume. My interview with her was 45 minutes. She did would roll her eyes at my and make this face when I would give answers that apparently she did not like.
    I was offered a job with another company the next day. This is not a department I would want to work in if this is an attitude you have to deal with.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years? (one of the stupidest questions of all times)   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Palantir Technologies in March 2018.

    Interview

    Online coding challenge -> recruiter phone screen

    I chose to pursue other opportunities after doing this stage, just based on my interests and what I thought would be the best place for me. No real insight into what would have come after.

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    • Online coding question that required performing logic on a data set (no real stats / probability / difficult algorithms).   Answer Question
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    Full Stack Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Palantir Technologies in March 2018.

    Interview

    Phone chat with recruiter, followed by technical phone interview in ~2 weeks. The technical interview involved discussing prior/current projects, and a coding question in the Hackerrank environment. Interviewers/recruiters answered all my questions and were always quick to respond.

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    Forward Deployed Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Palantir Technologies in March 2018.

    Interview

    Applied online, was contacted within a couple of weeks and was directed to complete a HackerRank challenge. Challenge consisted of two main parts and a bonus, only succeeded in getting one working. Question was fairly difficult/hard to understand.

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    • Asked to detect contractor fraud from a stream of data   1 Answer

  10. Helpful (6)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    I was rejected by the HR recruiter during the initial "culture screen" because they didn't believe that I would pass the technical screen. So let me get this straight...a non technical recruiter inferred that I wasn't tech savvy after a 30 minute call that was completely behavioral...lol how does that make any sense? Seems like a very pretentious bunch of people.

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