Life at Palantir
To achieve our best outcomes, Palantir needs people who bring a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experiences. We believe that all Palantirians share the responsibility of upholding our values of equity and inclusion. Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) team takes the lead in working to increase awareness and accountability and promote active allyship throughout Palantir.
Our Philosophy on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
We acknowledge that each member of our increasingly diverse community has their own needs, experiences, and opportunities. We center inclusion and listen to our community as we design policies, processes, and spaces.
We’re committed to promoting these values across the broader tech community. To give people from all backgrounds a chance to thrive in tech and support future leaders, we have several programs aimed at reducing barriers to access. We know it takes active effort to build an inclusive and equitable world where all voices are heard, and we’re committed to being part of the change.
Instead of traditional career ladders, we celebrate individuals’ strengths, skills, and interests, from your first interview to your long-term trajectory.
Supporting our Community
Our benefits aim to promote health and wellbeing across all areas of Palantirians’ lives. We work to continuously improve our offerings, and listen to our community as we design and update them. Note that our offerings may vary by region as we strive to respond to the unique needs of Palantirians around the globe.
Take-What-You-Need Time Off Policy
We know the importance of taking time to recharge. We close all of our offices for two weeks in December and offer a take-what-you-need policy to help Palantirians achieve the balance they need to succeed, whether that means taking a long weekend, observing a religious holiday, or navigating school breaks as a parent. We also offer flexible working arrangements (including working from home) and hours.
We provide generous paid parental leave; where not covered by local law, a stipend for new parents; and family leave for taking care of loved ones. We also offer fertility services and adoption assistance. All Palantir parents can take advantage of flexible working arrangements, childcare assistance, and other benefits and programming to support healthy families.
We recognize the need to hold ourselves accountable as we aim to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion. We maintain an internal dashboard of demographic data so all Palantirians can see where we’re succeeding and where we’re falling short. We also comply with UK Gender Pay Gap reporting requirements, and support the effort to encourage transparency.Read our 2018 Report
Our community is one of our greatest assets, and that extends beyond our colleagues. We welcome guests to our offices, and you can expect to see Palantir families, friends, and furry friends around.
We share responsibility for our mission and success, which is why we believe in collective ownership of our company and offer equity to full-time employees.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Our holistic approach to supporting Palantirians’ mental health and wellbeing includes offering access to virtual therapy, coaching, complementary medicine, meditation, and fitness.
Our robust healthcare benefits for Palantirians and their families exceed the industry average. This includes gender-affirming healthcare coverage, which we’re working toward offering to employees in as many locations as possible.
Contributing Our Voices
Palantirian voices are critical to helping us innovate on our software and strengthen our community. One avenue for employees to contribute their voices is through Affinity Groups: employee-led resource groups that celebrate unique perspectives and backgrounds and help guide our DEI initiatives.
Affinity Groups also act as a bridge between Palantir and the world around us, working to help the external community understand our mission to make global institutions work better and for the benefit of all. To that end, candidates have the opportunity to connect with Affinity Group members to learn more about their experiences at Palantir.
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Palamigos represents the Latinx and Hispanic community at Palantir. Our mission is to deepen connections, support the personal and professional development of our members, and increase business awareness of important issues that impact our community. We celebrate the diversity within our own community and strive to be strong and active allies to all other underrepresented groups.
Palantir Parents exists to foster openness and appreciation of the multiple dimensions of parenthood at every stage of the journey. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting your journey, there's an inclusive community here happy to share their experiences, insights, and ideas. We aim to engage mindfully in open dialogues to ensure that each member is supported, valued, and empowered to strike a healthy balance inside and out of work. Palantir Parents hosts parent roundtables, Bring Our Kids Together Day, and speaker series (such as “Parenting in a Pandemic”)
PalanGenderQueer is a private group for people who do not identify as being cisgender. Our mission is to create a space for gender non-conforming and transgender individuals to connect and support each another personally and professionally, share relevant resources and experiences, and educate the broader Palantir community on issues regarding gender identity. For more information, read this post from a member of our community on the ways we support trans Palantirians.
PalNoir creates a safe, supportive, and inclusive community for employees that identify as Black or of African descent. We build up and support each other, share experiences, and promote professional growth and development. We raise awareness about issues that impact our community, and strive to be allies to other underrepresented groups.
PalAPI supports the Asian Pacific Islander communities at Palantir, reflecting the diverse heritage of West, Central, South, East, and Southeast Asian communities, as well as that of the Pacific Islands and Oceania and of the diaspora around the world. We aim to provide a space for dialogue and mutual support for our API community members, to foster mentorship and professional development, to increase cultural awareness and belonging within the company, and to empower members to be leaders and advocates both in the company and in our communities. PalAPI partners with other affinity groups at Palantir as an ally, recognizing their unique strengths and challenges as well as commonalities.
Women in Tech
Women in Tech is composed of women and allies, regardless of technical background. Our mission is to create an inclusive and supportive community through professional development, internal networking, external outreach opportunities, and enabling conversations around intersectional gender issues.
Palan-Queer represents the LGBTQ+ community at Palantir. Our mission is to support and grow our sense of community, foster an increasingly inclusive and comfortable internal workplace, and ensure the consideration of important issues to the LGBTQ+ community in Palantir’s business decisions and technological developments.
Palantir Interfaith Network
Palantir Interfaith Network (PIN) aims to create a culture of inclusion and understanding across all faiths, making space for exploration and fostering community in which Palantirians are strengthened by the dialogue and reflection between our faiths. PIN seeks to have representation across many communities, including but not limited to Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Sikhism.
PalVets represents Palantir’s diverse military Veteran community. The mission of PalVets is to support and grow our sense of belonging, and to provide an inclusive venue to share experiences and support each other as we continue to serve our community in a different capacity. We learn from each other and help educate the broader Palantir community about Vets, and engage and support external parties that address current Veteran issues.
Supporting Future Leaders
We recognize that increasing diversity within the tech industry takes consistent, impactful action to increase access and opportunities for members of underrepresented communities. We have several initiatives to cultivate future leaders from these communities, including:
Palantir Path is a summer internship program designed to give college sophomores and juniors a path into a career in technology. Understanding that not everyone has access to technical opportunities before college, we provide opportunity and exposure through hands-on learning and mentorship alongside engineers and analysts. Path interns interact with clients, get professional development from fellow Palantirians, and help influence decisions that impact our business and our customers’ missions.Learn More
In an effort to reduce financial barriers to access, Palantir offers scholarships to support students from underrepresented communities in STEM who are beginning careers in technology. Scholarship recipients are invited to visit one of our offices for a full-day workshop focused on professional development and community building. All scholarship recipients are awarded grants of up to $10,000 to support their education. Palantir is proud to have granted over $800,000 in global scholarship funds since the program began in 2010.Learn More
We partner with several forward-thinking organizations who share our values in amplifying talented people from underrepresented backgrounds as they pursue careers in tech. For example, BreakLine supports and assists US military veterans, women, and people of color as they transition into careers within the tech sector. Rewriting the Code helps women from a diverse range of backgrounds become the next generation of engineers and tech leaders through community-building, mentorship opportunities, and by providing access to industry and educational resources.
We support the development of our internal community and sponsor employees to attend conferences dedicated to connecting and promoting under-tapped voices. We also support and encourage employees to submit speaker proposals to amplify their accomplishments and experience.
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