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40 English questions out of 40

8 May 2021

Does Palantir Technologies offer unlimited holiday?

Pros

Benefits are wonderful, unlimited PTO

Cons

They expect you to be on call 24/7, weekends, holiday, vacation. I got so burnt out it was awful. The company also has a very strange system of hierarchy and if you aren’t playing nice CONSTANTLY and being over apologetic all the time, other admins will start getting cliquey. The entire environment is incredibly unhealthy and bad for mental health.

Advice to Management

Do better, stop playing favorites, have a more clear path for new employees.

Benefits are wonderful, unlimited PTO

8 May 2021

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3 September 2019

Does Palantir Technologies offer vision insurance?

Pros

- Some of the smartest people you'll ever work with. - Great opportunities to travel and work on a variety of problems. - A lot of people on Glassdoor are saying the pay is low. I disagree, I think it's fair. Company bonuses every year are generous, you get free food all week (breakfast, lunch, dinner), and you can live rent-free if you agree to deploy away from your home country. - Plenty of opportunities to work from home.

Cons

- Work can sometimes be a bit mundane, even if the problem spaces the company is working in are interesting. - Work life balance can sometimes be a bit rough before deadlines.

Advice to Management

Keep the interview process rigorous and difficult

Company bonuses every year are generous, you get free food all week (breakfast, lunch, dinner), and you can live rent

3 September 2019

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3 September 2019

Does Palantir Technologies offer housing assistance?

Pros

- Some of the smartest people you'll ever work with. - Great opportunities to travel and work on a variety of problems. - A lot of people on Glassdoor are saying the pay is low. I disagree, I think it's fair. Company bonuses every year are generous, you get free food all week (breakfast, lunch, dinner), and you can live rent-free if you agree to deploy away from your home country. - Plenty of opportunities to work from home.

Cons

- Work can sometimes be a bit mundane, even if the problem spaces the company is working in are interesting. - Work life balance can sometimes be a bit rough before deadlines.

Advice to Management

Keep the interview process rigorous and difficult

Company bonuses every year are generous, you get free food all week (breakfast, lunch, dinner), and you can live rent

3 September 2019

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5 January 2021

What is the retirement plan like at Palantir Technologies?

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

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

5 January 2021

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19 December 2019

Does Palantir Technologies offer massages?

Pros

- You get to work with high-caliber people - Freedom to learn and experiment - There are free meals and snacks

Cons

- Internal politics prevent upward mobility (a lot of entrenched, strong personalities) - More of a consultancy than a true software company - "Street-cred" based merit with extreme recency bias - Equity is worthless in the recent half-decade and completely illiquid - Base compensation & total (realizable) compensation is low compared to Google/Facebook - You won't be traveling as much to enjoyable destinations for deployments given the tightening budget of late - Work/life balance will suck

Advice to Management

Karp: do more for your employees than sending a generic congrats video while cross-country skiing in the Nordics. Aki/Shyam/Khan: dismantle the sham that is the "flat hierarchy". Provide real, visible opportunities for your people. Board of directors: be more transparent about equity. Grant equity awards on time, not delayed for indefinite periods. Have liquidity offerings more often than once every 2-3 years.

There are free meals and snacks

19 December 2019

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