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"Excellent scientific consulting firm"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Exponent full-time

Pros

Unique firm, very high-end consulting, Exponent is the go-to firm for major problems. Entry level staff get great opportuinities to work on high-profile projects, multidisciplinary, huge upside for career advancement and high compensation at the Principal level

Cons

Follks that are not natural consultants (good technically AND good sellers and networkers) may get frustrated as the more nimble peers advance quickly.

Advice to Management

Expand into new areas of consulting..

Other Employee Reviews for Exponent

  1. Helpful (3)

    "entrepreneurship with umbrella"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Exponent full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company is set up to turn you into a business development professional as you advance
    Great opportunities to work at the forefront of your technical/scientific speciality and crossover to other disciplines
    Great latitude to advance and run your own practice as you hone your clientele and business skills
    Hard work can payoff
    Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    High odds of burn out
    Need to understand consultant business model and deconflict with your perception of job reward and value
    Some practices can be internally competitive and a bit cutthroat

    Advice to Management

    A more structured approach to mentoring and training the junior staff would help some of the turbulence experienced as they transition, especially with BD


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Some interesting work and a poor work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Menlo Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the projects are quite interesting because they are high profile, involve prototypes or pre-released products, or are truly interesting problems. Schedule can be fairly flexible. Very few meetings.

    Cons

    Project management is non-existent. Some of the projects are exceedingly boring. weekend work is often expected and career advancement is hugely based on luck, not skill.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in the career development of junior staff (associate to senior associate level)

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