Are Palantir interviews really that impossible to crack?

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Aug 2 19 Comments

I recently got an interview for a new grad software engineering role at Palantir London. I am super excited but also a bit worried since I haven't LeetCoded for a while now.

I did some preliminary research into the interviews at Palantir and found tons of horror stories of people who had tons super hard interview rounds... It seems like they are extremely selective and the pass percentage of an onsite is super low.

Is this true, or are these articles all kinda biased?

P.S. also, in case anyone has any idea, what are the most important topics that one should be thorough with, in case of an interview at Palantir (e.g. DP or Graph or sys design, or something like that...)

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  • Indeed rainwater
    Palantir is super overrated so I wouldn’t stress the interview. But yeah if you want to get in they are super selective.
    Aug 2 3
    • Amazon hufezvi
      It was cool in 2012. Now it’s another boring data analytics company. Tableau for defense.
      Aug 2
    • Bloomberg / Other ASSSlayer
      Sounds like someone didn't get the job
      Aug 2
    • Amazon hufezvi
      You are right but guess what year I interviewed.
      Aug 3
  • Juniper jocker
    From bank to Palantir? Are you based out of London or?
    Aug 2 1
    • Chase / Eng
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      Hi! I am an undergrad from India. Would be graduating in 2020!
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      I am an undergrad from India. I had an internship at JP Morgan this summer..
      Aug 2
  • Microsoft / Eng cholical
    I did the new grad interview at palantir last year. The process is very long with a coding assessment, hr/behavior call, tech screen, and at least one onsite. During the onsite, there's various presentations where they judge you based on engagement, ability to communicate, and ability to ask critical questions. Expect leetcode hard and a debugging round in java.
    Aug 2 1
    • Chase / Eng
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      Chase Eng

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      Hi! I am an undergrad from India. Would be graduating in 2020!
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      Yeah, I am done with the coding assessment and the behavioural call.
      Next is the tech screen followed by the onsite.

      Thanks a lot for the insight! I will brush up on my Java!
      Aug 2
  • Google burnItDown
    The interview questions are not very hard, but they are selective for sure.

    The experience is worth a shot :)
    But if you are underprepared, ask for more time.
    Aug 2 0
  • Juniper jocker
    JP Morgan Bangalore or Mumbai? Are you from IIT? Were you invited onsite?
    Aug 2 1
    • Chase / Eng
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      Chase Eng

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      Hi! I am an undergrad from India. Would be graduating in 2020!
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      OP
      I was interning at JP Morgan Mumbai. I am from IIT Guwahati.

      I have currently qualified the online assessment followed by the behavioural. next up is the phone screen followed by the onsite!
      Aug 2
  • Apple / Eng
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    I’m a software engineer. Right now my job is focused on full stack web dev but I love everything related to tech
    tWBu16more
    I mean, If they were impossible then they would never fill any job openings
    Aug 2 0
  • Google SdrPikachu
    Don't crack them. Master them!
    Aug 2 0
  • Yandex / Eng
    jacvld1

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    They are famous for their “problem decomposition” interview, when you are given high-level overview of real world problem, and asked how you would approach it.

    From my experience a couple of years ago it isn’t very hard, but I also failed behavioral part then.
    Aug 7 0
  • Nutanix 1adja134
    They aren’t impossible, however the number of openings for H1B holders is very small since most of their work deals with the gov.
    Aug 2 1
    • Yandex / Eng
      jacvld1

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      jacvld1more
      OP is talking about their London office. H1B irrelevant.
      Aug 7
  • New numaye
    I did well on the three morning rounds, but apparently failed the afternoon HM round which was entirely behavioral 🤷
    Aug 2 1
    • Chase / Eng
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      Chase Eng

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      Hi! I am an undergrad from India. Would be graduating in 2020!
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      oh Thanks a lot for that! I will definitely take the behaviourals seriously!
      Aug 2
  • Abbott / Eng ssJG63
    Their initial take home screen is tough as nail
    Aug 2 0