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Palantir Technologies CEO Alex Karp
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  1. "Great spot"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Palantir Technologies full-time

      Pros

      Enjoy the people and the problem solving.

      Cons

      None come to mind at the moment

    • Helpful (5)

      "Great place to work, love the perks!"

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      Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Palo Alto, CA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Palantir Technologies full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      I learned how to code on the internet about 2 weeks before they hired me, and was still able to have a great experience! I was surrounded by people of similar experience levels so we were all able to learn together.

      Cons

      The kitchen operations analysts didn't appropriately plan for my gluten sensitivity, and they offered genetically modified food! NOT acceptable.

    • Helpful (2)

      "Smart people, awesome mission, great workplace"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Palantir Technologies full-time

      Pros

      I love working here. You are surrounded by incredible, driven people who share your values and are working towards improving the world. I haven't been in an environment this exciting since I went to college. Benefits are amazing too.

      Cons

      Palantir is a truly flat structure, meaning you have to get used to finding your own path.

    • Helpful (1)

      "Meaningful impact; creative work; could do more to grow talent"

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      Former Employee - Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Palantir Technologies

      Pros

      Smart people who care about the mission

      Cons

      execution-oriented to a fault; leads to management deprioritizing human capital development.

    • Helpful (14)

      "difficult environment for women"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Palantir Technologies full-time

      Pros

      many dynamic colleagues and great perks

      Cons

      by default, women are not taken seriously here. it is possible to transcend this attitude by ignoring every interaction and demonstrating "grit", but it takes a toll.

    • Helpful (7)

      "Big mission impact, low pay"

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      Former Employee - Forward Deployed Engineer in Washington, DC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Palantir Technologies full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great insurance benefits, free meals, a lot of collaboration overall with really smart people. Lots of travel opportunity if you want, both domestic and international. Robust software that is actually pretty amazing. Good company to pad your resume.

      Cons

      Although the user-facing software is great, almost every time the back end is completely held together with sticks and rope and bandaid fixes. Your quality of life can be completely different depending on which customer you are allocated to. Depending on where you get resourced, you can be solving cool problems or helping a mega-corp increase profits. Don't join for the pay, they sell you on options as part of your...

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      Advice to Management

      Your long time employees are jumping ship, start rewarding company loyalty because you need 3-5 new hires to make up for one leaver with built-up knowledge in his head.

    • Helpful (6)

      "SRE Life at Palantir"

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      Current Employee - SRE in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Palantir Technologies full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      The team is amazingly tight knit and supportive. Extremely flexible with location choice (you can basically work all over the world if you want) and you get an incredible degree of autonomy to solve problems the way you see fit.

      Cons

      If you have problems dealing with high levels of autonomy and delivering, Palantir isn't for you. It also can be very difficult dealing with working at customer locations, especially if the local organizational culture is overly process bound.

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      "great people"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Palantir Technologies full-time

      Pros

      cool people, very comfortable workplace, everything provided for you

      Cons

      work was a bit mundane

    • Helpful (5)

      "Great company to work for but favoritism shown to certain people"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Palantir Technologies for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Insurance paid 100%, Catered breakfast, lunch and dinner. Pantry's always stocked. Free dry cleaning and haircuts - just pay taxes on it. Free masseuse and chiro on site. Dog lovers can take their pets to work.

      Cons

      No 401k match. Managers show favoritism and you can get fired if someone that is shown favoritism doesn't like you and requests it, they will.

      Advice to Management

      Do a better job of having people lead that know what they are doing and not show favoritism.

    • Helpful (1)

      "Still the best place to work for impact in the real world"

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      Current Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Palantir Technologies full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Access to important problems in the world (both in industry and government) High ownership culture, flat organization structure Travel everywhere (if you want)

      Cons

      No titles or pre-determined corporate ladder to climb Not a retirement home – most people enjoy and take their work very seriously Not the most cocktail party friendly industry

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