Exponent

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Small company feel with large company prestige and earning potential

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Exponent full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Work is very varied; colleagues are highly competent; company size is manageable; vertical mobility can be high; locations in attractive major cities all across the US; shallow hierarchy

Cons

Vertical mobility depends in part on luck; workload is very erratic

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Manufacturing Engineer

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Fairly good technician staff, hard working, semi clean environment, good 401K . Friendly and knowledgeable administration staff.

    Cons

    Very large ego management. Make sure you negotiate a pay you can be satisfied with for at least 5 years. Performance reviews possess extreme bias, with little to no consideration for skills and personal contribution to company success. If you are not a Stanford PHD stay away !! Menlo Park
    will not fully recognize any degree that is not from Stanford. The strongest example of cronyism I have experienced in my 35 year profession.. Women professionals beware of male management. Very, very expensive Health Insurance. Rude and inconsiderate upper Engineering staff, is standard operating procedure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch for those who actually perform and separate them from those who chose to ride on the backs of the performers. Currently Management is unable to define the difference. A satisfied customer who will return is worth much more than a dozen neatly composed reports that have little or nothing to do with service the firm provides. Follow through on commitments to change. There is nothing more discouraging to employees than to wait year after year to see if management will implement a simple problem solving tool to improve the department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Pros

    The company is financially solid, even within the financial crisis, mainly due to the type of business and hard work of employees. If you are a consultant, dedicated work and extra effort with relatively good sales skills will get you up the ranks really fast. It is not uncommon to land 2 promotions in 3 years.

    Cons

    communication from management is lacking. Not a fun place to work.

    Positive Outlook
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