Palantir Technologies Reviews

Updated 9 Jul 2020

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Palantir Technologies Co-Founder and CEO Alex Karp
Alex Karp
240 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to learn a lot alongside amazing colleages"

    4.0
    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

  2. Helpful (15)

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

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 3 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 to find your own way, but once you find something you're good at, be prepared to be micro-managed. Leadership in the team is competitive and often toxic - some leads have been in their roles far too long and are completely disconnected from their peeps.

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place"

    5.0
    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

  4. Helpful (26)

    "Overly competitive with severe lack of leadership"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 cross-functional groups. Bullying and jockeying for power is a serious problem at Palantir. - Below market compensation package. Palantir issues stock options that are illiquid and slowed growth over the years has limited their upside potential. - History of cutting perks such as the housing subsidy which in many cases are pitched by recruiters as a significant component of the compensation package.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Less than a year"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great spot"

    5.0
    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

  7. Helpful (8)

    "Great place to work, love the perks!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    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.

  8. Helpful (38)

    "difficult environment for women"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion 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.

  9. Helpful (4)

    "Smart people, awesome mission, great workplace"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion 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.

  10. Helpful (3)

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

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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