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Great place to work if you like to choose your own career. You get out of it what you put into it.

Principal (Current Employee)

ProsVery flexible in types of projects you can work on and areas where you can build your expertise.
There are a wide variety of technically challenging projects you can have an opportunity to work on day in and day out.
Many brilliant people work at Exponent, providing a stimulating environment for consultants.
Management is very approachable.
Professors at prestigious universities see Exponent as the best destination for their top students who don't want to stay in academia.

ConsEmphasis on utilization rate (billable time) can become a distraction to young engineers who need to spend time marketing and developing professionally in order to really become a successful consultant.
Exponent is very conservative in terms of capital equipment purchases, believing Exponent's primary value is in our consultants. While this is true, it creates a challenge in marketing to new clients who believe the equipment is necessary to provide a complete solution.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Come for the challenges, leave for the indignities

    Scientist (Former Employee)

    I worked at Exponent full-time for more than a year

    Pros: Extremely receptive to hiring people with only academic experience (i.e., fresh out of grad school), which can be a great alternative to those considering post-doctoral… Cons: Not a particularly helpful or supportive work environment. A fellow employee (or even your boss) will gladly throw you under the bus to save… Advice to Senior Management: You need a new class of managers with lower financial expectations to do some actual managing. Managers who still have to spend over 80… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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    Disappointing

    Senior Manager (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Exponent full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros: Smart people to work with. Interesting and diversified types of… Cons: Poor management that won't take risks. Management will make promises to get a candidate… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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