Exit to Palantir — thoughts?

Anyone know much about Palantir? A recruiter hit my line last week. Want to know if it's something interesting - looking to exit into a non-financial sector, so definitely a positive for me there. 

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  • Intern in HF - EquityHedge
Oct 27, 2020 - 2:08am

Like as a software engineer? They do a lot of personal data mining stuff which is a bit controversial in cs circles. I got a full time offer there for around 180k total comp.

 
  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Oct 27, 2020 - 10:50am

Have heard bad pay and WLB (for a tech company, not compared to IB of course) for that role

 
  • Associate 1 in IB-M&A
Oct 28, 2020 - 12:27am

Huh? Palantir pays starting better than most banks. And even in this job getting street compensation it takes years to catch up to their salary. Starting 140k (salary, not including options and bonus) and bump to 170k after. OP Google - (Some Top Old Investment Bank) Deployment Strategist LinkedIn - see if he will talk to you

But it really comes down to what you want... I'd go through the process and weigh your opportunities for yourself. Don't rely on some forum to give you advice on what you want to do. If Finance is what you really want to do (including PE) stay where you are. If you want to go do Tech, Palantir is a cool company and a great place to work (at least you develop some really good skills) if you are comfortable with their political leanings...

 

Source: I have quite a few of friends who work there including a buddy I've been close to for over 10 years...

 
Oct 28, 2020 - 12:34am

These comp numbers are skewed. Unlike in IB, there aren't different "ranks" of deployment strategists. For example, I know one who is fresh out of undergrad and another who was in the CIA for 11 years. Obviously, these guys have very different comp packages / day to days, but have the same comp.

 

Whenever anyone on this forum wants to know about comp, I would strongly advise looking at h1bdata - it's always going to give 100% trustworthy numbers (but only for base salary).

"one for the money two for the better green 3 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine" - M.F. Doom
 
  • Associate 1 in IB-M&A
Oct 28, 2020 - 12:42am

I don't disagree at all. But I am speaking for starting and then 18 months in.

The point is the pay isn't bad and yea WLB is also not great, but they pay up.

 
Oct 28, 2020 - 12:32am

Very cool role - You'll basically be going on-site to make sure the product is being used the best way s.t. it adds the most value. I would take it over most IBs if you are not sold on finance. 

 

 

"one for the money two for the better green 3 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine" - M.F. Doom
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Nov 21, 2020 - 7:15pm

Comp is strong. They don't really have title promotions, but you keep getting paid more and more as you advance. 
 

Business is doing well. Even with the massive appreciation since they went public, it's equity I'd want to hold over the long term 

 
Jan 4, 2021 - 1:30pm

Deployment Strategist is awesome and so is their Sales team. They pay pretty well!!

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