Palantir Technologies - McLean has decent people, but not best company in area for pay, growth, culture | Glassdoor
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"McLean has decent people, but not best company in area for pay, growth, culture"

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Former Employee - Forward Deployed Engineer in McLean, VA
Former Employee - Forward Deployed Engineer in McLean, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Palantir Technologies full-time (More than a year)

Pros

- People are great, helpful, and really intelligent. Interview system works.
- Food service is always high quality.
- Co-workers are all genuine, friends in and outside of work
- Work has good customer and mission sense
- Products try to stay on top of tech curve

Cons

- Not hiring fast enough, burn out is evident on every team with the Forward Deployed Engineers
- Feels like a consulting job going from customers to customers, traffic in DC adds hours to your day.
- Compensation is not good in DC area, hard to save for buying house or settling down
- Certain teams can work a normal 30-40 hour week, others up to 65-80
- Promotions don't align with hard work
- People get fired really quickly at Palantir
- No sense of growth as a forward deployed engineer, you feel like a cog
- New opportunities aren't given to all employees, just the same ones over and over.

Advice to Management

Problems in the DC office:
- You should really watch out for your Forward Deployed Engineers from burnout, pay is low in area and they work really hard, show that you care actually.
- Transparency is not what you think. You say you're being transparent, but everything that we actually want to know has to be learned through rumors. Stop being political and lying to your employees (hiding is lying).
- DC Recruiting team really needs to be overlooked. No one is in before 930 and at work after 4:30, working out and wearing gym clothes when candidates are here, people take time off to interview while you are sweaty or late to interviews. Leads should hire recruiters in the tech field who understand how to bring more quality candidates in.
- Kitchen Ops has been cut with their budget and the food selection has gone down a lot, not their fault.
- Have metrics for how leverage team does - FDEs work output is transparent, why not everyone else across company?
- Cutting costs are evident across the company which is fine. You're cutting from the people who work long hours while others are still taking advantage and feel entitled.
- Salaries aren't competitive to the DC area, cost of living is high and you should revisit since it's sad to see co-worker work so hard and start looking to leave

Other Employee Reviews for Palantir Technologies

  1. Helpful (3)

    "50/50"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Forward Deployed Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Intern - Forward Deployed Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Palantir Technologies as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    They deal with some very interesting problems.

    Cons

    Management is going through growing pains and doesn't know how to allocate work properly. Sometimes seemed fairly haphazard in organizing.
    Pressure to work a ton.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "One of the most interesting companies in the world, but prepare to work your butt off."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Palantir Technologies full-time

    Pros

    You'll never work with a more talented group of people in your life.

    Cons

    Brutal hours may be detrimental to your health.

    Advice to Management

    Create a corporate culture that prevents employee burnout.

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