Palantir Behavioural Decomposition

New zacmtl
Oct 4 16 Comments

Invited to the first on-site (Deployment Strategist) and the recruiter said it will just cover myself and my background in a much deeper way than the phone interview (Can't imagine what 4 hrs of that looks like!)

What's the structure for cracking behavioural decomposition questions?

Currently I'm preparing answers to common behavioural & situational interviews that reflect an alignment with Palantir values. What else is there?

[inb4 ICE/evil/sweatshop/TC comments]

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  • Facebook e🤡
    What do you mean inb4 ICE comments - is that meant to be a joke?
    Oct 4 7
    • Microsoft 🏂🌮🍺#
      Whoa, FB isn’t great. But Palantir is Palantir. Thats some ethical gymnastics.
      Oct 4
    • Facebook e🤡
      Not working for Palantir helps me sleep at night! Thanks for asking.
      Oct 4
    • New zacmtl
      OP
      Okay :) have fun undermining western democracies and wrecking adolescent mental health
      Oct 4
    • Microsoft 🏂🌮🍺#
      And you have fun building a mass surveillance network that assists in throwing children in cages.
      Oct 4
    • Facebook e🤡
      (I'm also here to dunk on F and if we're doing worst hits of the last year genocide in Myanmar should be included)
      Oct 4
  • Microsoft 🏂🌮🍺#
    Yeah, you’re working for Palantir, you’re gonna get evil sweatshop comments because it’s an evil sweatshop. Don’t apply to an POS company. You can do better. Everyone is hiring, you can make money anywhere.
    Oct 4 2
    • New zacmtl
      OP
      I'm in London and going for APM positions - there are openings at only 2 other great companies (rejected by one of them for an internal candidate).

      Given my constraints, I really can't ask for more than Palantir. And I really do believe that they are doing important work.
      Oct 4
    • McKinsey jEez00
      ^ as someone in London with a lot of friends at palantir, I’d avoid. You’ll spend your life as a DS trying to get clients to get off their ass and getting them to integrate their systems with Foundry. It’s basically just chasing people up to give you data, and then trying to work out how to join crappy datasets together.

      Then, you’ll show them how to use a product but will stop before you deliver any useful insights. It’s the worst part of PM and the worst part of consulting combined. Join a consulting firm instead, and then swap to PM

      Culture isn’t great either - prepare to work very hard (I say this as a consultant)!
      Oct 4
  • New zacmtl
    OP
    Not interested in any opinions on Palantir. I support the work that they do (supporting liberal democracies), and I am looking forward to hard, challenging opportunties.

    Please only comment if you have any tips on acing the interview!
    Oct 4 1
    • Facebook e🤡
      I'm not interested in being surveiled and racially profiled by you, palantir, or anyone.

      Please do something less vile.
      Oct 4
  • Behavioral decomp evaluation is easy to nail. To ensure value alignment, they will show you pictures of Latino refugees, you must be quick to look disgusted. When they show you pictures of law abiding American citizens, say “We superior elites deserve to surveil their every action 24/7”. Guaranteed pass
    Oct 4 0
  • New / Eng Oxto845788
    Why all the hate for Palantir?
    Oct 4 1

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