Exponent Reviews

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Exponent President, CEO, and Director Paul R. Johnston
Paul R. Johnston
29 Ratings

    Great place to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

    I have been working at Exponent full-time (more than an year)


    Opportunity to learn a variety of technical areas while at the same time develop client skills. Great comp combined with uniquely academic setting and ability to set very flexible schedule


    Sometimes can feel a bit dry - not a lot of office/group events.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time/resources cultivating team spirit among employees.

    Neutral Outlook
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Exponent Interviews

Updated Nov 4, 2014
Updated Nov 4, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Exponent.

    Interview Details

    The interview/hiring process was probably the longest I have ever experienced. A few phone interviews were followed by a formal interview on site. As requested, I was prepared to give a one hour technical presentation to a committee of interviewers. To my dismay, on the day of the interview I was never asked to present. Perhaps some people would be relieved, but I had spent considerable time preparing, so I thought that was a little rude. I spent about 30-45 minutes with four separate interviewers ranging from mid to senior level. They treated me to a nice social lunch following the individual discussions. The group I met was very pleasant and I am sure I would have enjoyed working with them. I never toured the offices or laboratory areas. The following week the recruiter told me an offer was being prepared. The offer was presented approximately a week or so later. By then, I already had two other offers in hand from other firms, one of which I had already visited a second time. Ultimately, the Exponent offer was the highest in salary of the three, but vaguest in terms of my exact assignments.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no "dumb" questions such as "name three strengths, blah blah blah"... The interview was very specific to my past consulting and educational experiences.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I felt the recruiting office was not in touch with the actual interview process. Another firm spent more time with me during the same number of days, and ultimately made me feel more at home.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

Exponent Awards & Accolades

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America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2009
America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2008

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Website www.exponent.com
Headquarters Menlo Park, CA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1967
Type Company - Public (EXPO)
Industry Business Services
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Exponent has found success in failure. The science and engineering consulting firm specializes in analyzing and solving complex problems and preventing disasters and product failures. Exponent's 900 scientists, physicians, engineers, and business consultants assess environmental risks, regulatory issues, and workplace hazards for government agencies and clients from such industries as transportation, construction, and manufacturing. Established in 1967, its work has included analyzing such disasters as the Exxon Valdez oil spill and the bombing of the Murrah Federal... More

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