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  1. 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.

    Palantir Technologies2018-10-08
  2. Helpful (1)

    "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

    Palantir Technologies2018-10-08
  3. Helpful (6)

    "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
    Disapproves 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.

    Palantir Technologies2018-09-19
  4. Helpful (2)

    "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

    Palantir Technologies2018-09-08
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Palantir Review"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Palantir Technologies full-time

      Pros

      - A lot of freedom to explore new opportunities. Great community and high trust in employees

      Cons

      - Friction associated with growth of a company with no structure in place to manage this growth.

      Palantir Technologies2018-08-22
    • Helpful (32)

      "Extremely high turn over for good reason, you can do better than Palantir"

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

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

      Pros

      - The health insurance is good - Nothing else, everything they try to seduce you in with is there to keep you at work 14+ hours a day

      Cons

      - Salary is low-balled and difficult to increase - Culture is toxic, they expect 24/7 response time, long days, 2 people on my team got divorced within 12 months of starting work - More and more (true) negative headlines of inappropriate uses of tech

      Advice to Management

      Treat people less like slaves that should be honored for the opportunity to work for you. Employees quickly figure out the company is all smoke and mirrors, the tech is unimpressive, and their effort will never be enough.

      Palantir Technologies2018-07-26
    • Helpful (3)

      "Facilities Coordinator"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Palantir Technologies full-time

        Pros

        good perks, fun employees, challenging work

        Cons

        Work/life balance, 6 lead changes in 7 years.

        Palantir Technologies2018-07-05
      • Helpful (4)

        "High ownership, autonomy, and opportunity for professional and character growth"

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        Former Employee - Deployment Strategist 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Palantir Technologies full-time

        Pros

        Technology companies which produce inspiring products and create new things seem to be exclusively top-down (hopefully benevolent) dictatorships. Palantir is the only tech company I know of which has successfully created more than one valuable software product while maintaining bottom-up cultural model that emphasizes the great potential depth and inventiveness of the individual. The culture is close-knit and principled,...

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        Cons

        The company seeks to make a difference, working in complex real-world problems, and is willing to experiment. The former matches poorly with maximizing leisure and with confining one's reasoning in the workday to a reassuringly clean, Platonic virtual environment. The latter means you run the risk of working on an experiment that fails. Still, I'd say failed experiments at Palantir are very different from failed experiments...

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        Advice to Management

        Hold to your principles. Ensure that the culture of ongoing reinvention persists. Focus on alignment with customers and hires alike, and do not begin to cater to the median as the company grows. Maintain the rigorous hiring care that has defined the company thus far.

        Palantir Technologies2018-06-13
      • Helpful (2)

        "Have seven years of experience at Palantir as a facilities tech analyst and is ready for larger challenges"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at Palantir Technologies

          Pros

          Human advancement and personal growth.

          Cons

          Adequate facilities and space for rapidly growing companies

          Advice to Management

          Plan and execute all your decisions on where your future company will be. Taking the time out to connect with each team leaders to better understand how all company extremities functions. Then take this report and compare it to company mission

          Palantir Technologies2018-05-28
        • Helpful (9)

          "Impactful work, great people, wild environment"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Palantir Technologies full-time for more than 2 years

          Pros

          Huge variety of projects to work on with plenty of highly impactful work. An incredible amount of autonomy. Plenty of intelligent, driven people surround you. Unique access to huge problems with the resources to build solutions.

          Cons

          Huge amount of work to be done. Flat structure + autonomy often creates a disordered environment that's very much by design, but needs to be actively managed when things don't align.

          Palantir Technologies2018-03-21
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