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Life at Palantir

In crafting the institution that is Palantir, we've been very careful to make sure that we're engineering the company for sustainability in its most important asset: people.

Choose your own adventure

Our environment is designed to make work energizing and to stimulate the best thinking. We have no set hours—as long as your work is getting done, you're free to work whatever schedule suits you. Some folks come in during "normal business" hours and head home for dinner with their families; others spend 16 hours a day at the office—not because they're working that whole time, but because the office is a great place to be. We don’t even track vacation time—you just take what you need.

Making life fun

We have dedicated media rooms with TVs and projectors for catching the game, watching a movie or playing multiplayer video games.

We have organized games of pickup basketball, soccer and ultimate Frisbee, and we field a team in the local Basketball League. Our bikers enjoy miles of great biking routes, including Old La Honda, a locally famous climb.

You will frequently find people playing Turbo Hearts, Settlers of Catan, or Axis & Allies. The Group Therapy Club has a weekly wine tasting, often mashed up with charcuterie and cheese tastings. There's a group of coffee-enthusiasts that like to roast and brew amazing coffee in one of our mini-kitchens. But wait, there’s more - just too much to list here!

Making life easy

Focus on what matters

We're here to change the world through great software. Palantir provides a variety of perks that aid us in that mission by promoting productivity and freeing up time at and away from the office. Sure, perks are nice, but they exist to allow us to focus on what really matters.

Good grub

At Palantir, you will never be hungry. Our executive chef crafts weekly menus consisting of organic and local foods, and we serve three meals a day. Snacks are readily available, and if we don't have what you're looking for, we'll get it. Family, friends and guests are always welcome, and to-go boxes are available.

No sweat

We offer local gym memberships to all employees, and family members get a discounted rate. We have a small gym and showers on-site, and provide organized yoga classes, on-site haircuts, a doctor, a chiropractor, massages, laundry and dry-cleaning.


Making life special

Once a year, the entire company convenes in Palo Alto for "HobbitCon." In the summers, we head to the Sacramento Valley to spend a day floating down a lazy river in inner tubes or to the Santa Cruz boardwalk for some old-fashioned fun.

We also have frequent excursions to sporting and cultural events.

From the Tech Blog

Explore some favorite posts from our Tech Blog, a forum where engineers come together to discuss general software engineering topics and where you can learn more about how our engineers think.

Palantir Night Live events

Palantir Night Live, also known as PNL, is an ongoing speaker series hosted at our offices in Palo Alto and Tysons Corner. It’s our chance to engage our community in a different way - leaving “work” at the door. We invite experts in tech, national security, philanthropy, and the thought leaders on topics currently trending in our hallways to engage in informal discussions with us and friends of Palantir.