Palantir good company to grow at?

The Home Depot rgLV21
Feb 8 7 Comments

I graduated last year and I have about 2 years of solid SDE/Data Engineering experience. I consider myself an average programmer but I want to get better. Is Palantir a good company to grow at? Do they have a strong mentorship/pair programming culture?

I was recently contacted by a recruiter from Palantir and they’re interested in interviewing me. What are my chances of getting in if I barely just missed the mark after a final round at Google? (This was in October, so I’ve gotten slightly better since then)

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  • MathWorks £€€¥
    Let me guess, forward deployed?
    Feb 8 4
    • The Home Depot rgLV21
      OP
      Not sure what that means, they’re looking for engineers for their Gotham product.
      Feb 8
    • FactSet / Eng
      Giggsy

      FactSet Eng

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      Giggsymore
      Forward deployed software engineer. It’s a role that palantir is notorious for hiring. It’s a hybrid of consulting and swe, so you’ll have to travel to client locations and onboard them onto the product. Lots of onsite programming, often grunt work involved too. It’s not a bad role, but it’s super client facing and if that appeals to you then go for it.
      Feb 8
    • The Home Depot rgLV21
      OP
      Yeah that doesn’t sound like what they’re trying to hire me for. They approached me because they liked my experience with data.
      Feb 8
    • FactSet / Eng
      Giggsy

      FactSet Eng

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      Bridgewater Associates
      Giggsymore
      Go for it. Palantir doesn’t have the same brand appeal as it used to, but they’re growing their business pretty well. There’s a ton of uncertainty about whether or not they’ll ever IPO, so there’s that too. They pay well, and do have a lot of good talent there. It’s a great stepping stone to get to the more prominent tech places, FANG-types. I’d say do the interview at the very least and do some research on whether what they do is something you like. They are very data driven, so if you’re into that, it would be interesting work for you.
      Feb 8
  • New ofnes97
    Just worry about passing first. Pretty high bar
    Feb 8 0
  • Palantir bankrupt
    Palantir’s hiring bar is still pretty high (not as in LC Hard x5 high, but in an intricate way). If the recruiter mentioned Gotham, may I ask if you’re a US citizen to qualify for clearance?
    Feb 8 0

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