Palantir Technologies Reviews

Updated 5 Jan 2021

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4.0
77%
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Palantir Technologies Co-Founder and CEO Alex Karp
Alex Karp
247 Ratings
Pros
  • "Smart people who care about the mission(in 35 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Consuming and work life balance can be hard to maintain if you don't stand up for yourself(in 70 reviews)

  • "tons of the usual growing pains(in 23 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Forward Deployed Software Engineer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Palantir Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Interesting technology -Meaningful work -Opportunity to travel -They do not adjust downwards for Cost of Living from location to location, in terms of base pay

    Cons

    -Travel can be unpredictable -Lack of leadership

  2. "Love it"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Forward Deployed Engineer 

    I have been working at Palantir Technologies full-time

    Pros

    People are great and passionate about work. Smart and hardworking people who are also nice, good at communicating, and fun.

    Cons

    No 401k matching, company is reducing benefits as they go public


  3. "Good times"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Palantir Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Your colleagues are world class high performers and excellent to work with.

    Cons

    Occasional long days to meet deadlines

  4. "Good company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Palantir Technologies full-time

    Pros

    nice environment, good management and

    Cons

    everything is awesome. good company to work for

  5. "Great place to work at"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist Master in Munich, Bavaria
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Palantir Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Very nice company and people

    Cons

    Amount of work could get tiring

  6. "Overall a great company to learn"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Deployment Strategist in London, England

    I worked at Palantir Technologies full-time

    Pros

    great opportunities as a business are growing rapidly

    Cons

    execs are conflicted with different priorities

  7. Helpful (6)

    "Company with a Mission but no plan for real retention and leadership"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Palantir Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Benefits - Internation Company with tons of diversity - Great office locations - Great mission statement

    Cons

    - Poor Leadership training - Diversity and inclusion could be better - Transparency is lacking in areas of growth, company profits, and business practices. -

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  8. "Good place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Capture Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Palantir Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Palantir is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    I don't have significant cons to express.

  9. "Amazing experienxe"

    5.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Forward Deployed Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Palantir Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Worked with some massive banks on high-impact projects internally. Got to code and work the business side - a rare mix!

    Cons

    Had to do a lot of work to make the product scale for massive datasets particular to our bank customers.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to grow and learn"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Forward Deployed Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Palantir Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    * People are very smart * There is room to grow. It's not uncommon to see people who have been in the company for 1-2 years becoming Leads. * Huge responsibilities from day 1. * "Choose your own adventure" -> You can create your own growth path in the company if you see the need for it. For example, if you work on X product/customer but you see that there is a need to develop another product, you can start working on that without an issue (as long as you don't jeopardize your other role) * D&I is big here. You can get as involved as you want with this and that's awesome! * Overall, this is an amazing company. I love it.

    Cons

    Too much autonomy at times (this is also a pro, but being independent and figuring out things on your own is not for everyone)

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