Palantir BD strategist vs Microsoft PM

Oct 16, 2017 17 Comments

New grad wondering if I should take a full time offer as a plantain business deployment strategist or a Microsoft PM. Both are similar compensation besides the fact that Palantir's stocks are options.
Palantir is in NY Microsoft is in Seattle


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  • Palantir QWERTY key
    From Palantir, but also have worked at Microsoft, so I might be biased.

    Take the BD strategist. The amount and variety of work you will get as a “Echo” as Bd strategists are called in Palantir will let you grow way faster than being a PM at Microsoft.

    Echoes do a huge variety of things with in the team. From client relationships to project management to even people management. We have plenty of echos with 1 or 2 years of experience who handle presentations to C-level execs of various Fortune 500 companies, partake in multi million dollar deal negotiations and jump start multi billion dollar projects.

    As a entry level Microsoft PM you will spend most of your time sorting tickets and managing squabbling between you dev team and it’s dependencies. Not the most fulfilling job I say.
    Oct 16, 2017 2
    • Amazon / Product Werty1
      Any insights about the company and its culture?
      Oct 18, 2017
    • Palantir wfqusk
      Negativity against Palantir in the valley seems to be overblown. There’s a lot of incorrect information about the company in the press. Would really like the company to address it more but upper management seems to hold a we don’t care mentality.
      Oct 20, 2017
  • Snapchat SnappedUp
    NY is way more expensive. Don't count on ever being able to sell Palantir stock.
    Oct 16, 2017 5
    • Snapchat / Eng GoSnappy
      Palantir isn't profitable? You sure?
      Nov 20, 2017
    • Palantir JonesSmith
      It is a known fact :) It should become so next year.
      Nov 20, 2017
  • Microsoft / Eng QgVw70
    Fuck Palantir. Shady company
    Oct 16, 2017 0
  • Microsoft kv5322
    Palantir is a scam
    Oct 16, 2017 0
  • Microsoft SHug34
    Is your background MBA or CS?
    Oct 16, 2017 3
    • Amazon IUyS78
      Essentially MBA background with the number of internships
      Oct 16, 2017
    • Microsoft / Eng

      Microsoft Eng

      My side chick calls me 💩💰
      You do not essentially have an MBA background LOL
      Oct 17, 2017
  • Palantir JonesSmith
    QWERTY nailed it, but a super quick summary:
    At Palantir you will grow your skills much faster.
    At Microsoft you get more stability - both from the personal and company perspectives.

    I would choose Palantir, especially if you are young, but that’s just my opinion.
    Nov 20, 2017 0
  • Microsoft SHug34
    I’m a Microsoft PM and I love it - I joined as a new grad too. All the hate for Microsoft is exaggerated or in random orgs.
    Oct 17, 2017 0


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