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Great company to work for if you like to live in the boonies and have no desire to have a social life

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Current Employee - Managing Engineer  in  Menlo Park, CA
Current Employee - Managing Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

I have been working at Exponent

Pros

Having a salary at the end of the month

Cons

not expected to go on vacation, have a social life, weekends off, etc.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

work, work, work...

Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Exponent - consider it a short stop in your career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Natick, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Natick, MA

    I worked at Exponent

    Pros

    Best and brightest minds - recruited high potential MS and Ph'D's from top engineering schools. You never know what project comes in the door for you to work on. Exposure to a lot of different areas. Decent ESPP, retirement and health plans. The right boss can make or break you. In poor ecoonomic times, people are more litigious so employment more steady here. Each office has its own culture.

    Cons

    Communication from upper mgmt could be better. Some people are managers because they bring in work but manage horribly and do not develop their people. Inside joke is that they train you to be an independent consultant. No work life balance - almost impossible with consulting of this nature. A call comes in and you're on a plane the next day. Show face is prevalant theme - work from home not encouraged which is nuts. Very high turnover. Need more diversity, including women in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Like most companies, some people should not be in those roles - assess. Make some individual contributors instead of managing people. What's the company vision? Bad managers expose co to more lawsutis so move them out of those role.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Won't succeed without a PhD

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Exponent

    Pros

    The ability to use your scientific and creative knowledge, coupled with exciting projects, make this an exciting place to work. Good benefits.

    Cons

    1) EGOS
    2) Last minute and poor project management
    3) EGOS
    4) Penny-pinching - Exponent changes huge fees and reinvests none of it
    5) EGOS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because someone didn't graduate from MIT, doesn't mean they are incapable of having good ideas...Oh that's right sometimes those ideas are taken and produced by someone as their own.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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