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Palantir Technologies CEO Alex Karp
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218 Ratings
Pros
  • "smart people, great work/life balance(in 32 reviews)

  • "Palantir is a place makes the rest of Silicon Valley look like it is working on toy train sets(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Palantir review"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Palantir Technologies

      Pros

      One of the main reasons many folks, including myself, continue to work at Palantir is due to the impact that we can have on incredibly challenges problems spaces. If you spend 5 minutes with anyone here, you'll realize that the problems we're attempting to work on are important at a categorically different scale (in terms of importance and impact) when compared to other places I've worked.

      Cons

      Since the environment is so unique and empowering, it can be frustrating when you encounter bureaucrats and other low-vision counterparts on your respective deployments. That may sound like a high-ego answer, but it really can be tiring switching between different environments and having to fight red tape on a regular basis.

      Advice to Management

      Continue to provide transparent information about the history and growth of the company; Continue to encourage Palantirians to contribute on both BD and Internal development projects; Keep pushing the BD team to work at a fast pace and never accept the status quo

      Palantir Technologies2015-06-07
    • Helpful (9)

      "Forward Deployed Engineer"

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      Former Employee - Forward Deployed Engineer 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Palantir Technologies full-time

      Pros

      Lots of travel Opportunity to interact with clients Standard Silicon Valley perks, even outside of Silicon Valley Everyone here is hard-working (but read below!) Extremely good marketing

      Cons

      Internal politics is difficult to maneuver across the commercial umbrella. Teams have complex, implicit structures while leadership claims that teams are flat. Emphasis is put on aesthetics and impressiveness over utility in certain teams, and especially in early teams ("pilots"). Little opportunity for software development. This is not usually a software development role. Little opportunity for analytics. This...

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      Advice to Management

      Clarify team structures, and focus more on long-term success rather than short-term gains. Hire more subject matter experts.

      Palantir Technologies2016-05-16
    • Helpful (1)

      "It was really really good"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Palantir Technologies

        Pros

        Lots of smart people to learn from and people are not scary. Lots of interesting work and many people have different backgrounds.

        Cons

        No cons except if you are scared of everyone then it might be bad since one cannot talk to anyone which would affect performance

        Palantir Technologies2015-01-26
      • Helpful (11)

        "Good perks, full-time employees need to get over themselves"

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        Current Employee -  

        I have been working at Palantir Technologies full-time

        Pros

        Good food Intelligent people to work with Nice space Friendly

        Cons

        Middle management is a mess. There has been many unnecessary conflicts due to incompetence in middle management. Workers are extremely full of themselves and must always emphasize that they are the "best". QE feels the need to emphasize their "importance" while devs blame their errors on others. I repeat; devs are always blaming others!!! While there are great people at Palantir, there are also cliques that like to "party...

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        Advice to Management

        Stop promoting incompetent leads.

        Palantir Technologies2013-05-24
      • "Great place to learn a lot alongside amazing colleages"

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          Current Employee - Deployment Strategist 

          I have been working at Palantir Technologies full-time

          Pros

          Employs some of the smartest, kindest, and most interesting people you'll ever meet A lot of freedom and independence, which can be unusual for new grads

          Cons

          "Flat" structure can cause friction

          Palantir Technologies2019-05-22
        • Helpful (6)

          "Great for a good time, not a long time."

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          Current Employee - Recruiting Lead 
          Doesn't Recommend
          Neutral Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

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

          Pros

          You're able to work alongside some of the most intelligent people, see them firsthand solve some of the most complex problems, and recruit similarly incredible people. Most offices have busy event schedules which helps foster a start-up type of community. Insurance, meals and ability to travel extensively are also a great perk.

          Cons

          Constant context switching between business needs can take a toll. Hours are often long and the need to be constantly available via email or Slack can be very taxing. Turnover is increasing (especially amongst long-term employees) and there are salary discrepancies across the recruiting team which we aren't supposed to talk about because transparency doesn't exist. The structure is flat on the surface, so be prepared...

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          Advice to Management

          Promote based on an employee's ability, not out of desperate need for someone in the role. Actually be transparent, rather than just talking about transparency.

          Palantir Technologies2019-05-06
        • Helpful (1)

          "Great Place"

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            Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
            Recommends
            Positive Outlook
            Approves of CEO

            I have been working at Palantir Technologies full-time

            Pros

            Nice people to work with

            Cons

            Crowded sometimes when the work is hard

            Palantir Technologies2019-03-23
          • "Less than a year"

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            Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
            Recommends
            Positive Outlook
            Approves of CEO

            I have been working at Palantir Technologies full-time

            Pros

            Interesting people and good worker/life balance

            Cons

            Stress occasionally and no career opportunities

            Palantir Technologies2019-03-21
          • Helpful (16)

            "Overly competitive with severe lack of leadership"

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

            I have been working at Palantir Technologies full-time

            Pros

            - Three meals provided each day, either catered or prepared on-site. - Endless opportunities to travel on behalf of the business.

            Cons

            - No review system in place at all. This makes merit-based raises difficult to obtain for exceptional impact and allows a large number of coasters to thrive in the company. There is very little room for career growth for senior employees, and promotions are a mysteriously vague process. - Overly competitive environment fostered by inexperienced leadership via aggressive behavior towards direct reports and members of...

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            Palantir Technologies2019-04-13
          • Helpful (2)

            "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

              Palantir Technologies2019-02-20
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