Frontier Developments Reviews

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Frontier Developments Founder & CEO David Braben
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  • Mostly a good place to work on.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Frontier Developments full-time (less than a year)

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    Pros

    - Competitive salary package.
    - Relaxed office attitude.
    - Good HR department.
    - Sensible working practices.
    - Good location.
    - Fun people to work with.
    - Sensible work ethics.

    Cons

    The same as most positions on the games industry, few if any chances for promotion, emphasis on seniority rather than ability.

    In addition the production department is very slow and sloppy.

Frontier Developments Interviews

Updated Feb 5, 2015

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Frontier Developments in April 2014.

    Interview

    In early 2014 I was contacted by a recruiter and offered few positions that would be of interest, one of them later turned out to be Frontier Developments Halifax. I agreed and the interview process started.

    Overall it took 2 skype interviews and a programming test in between. The test was of an average difficulty, so were the interviews. It seemed interviewers were mostly focused on my experience in the field and less on technical questions. I was left with generally good impression after the interviews. Some time after that I received the offer and accepted it; then the process of getting a work visa to Canada started.

    The process was dragging on for almost 9 months and was nearing completion when In January 2015 I got a call from the recruiter who informed me that Frontier were closing down in Halifax and my services were no longer needed. That was when I was getting ready to leave and already informed my current employer that I would be leaving soon.

    I tried to contact office manager in Halifax for comments, and after receiving no reply contacted Frontier COO David Walsh directly, since it was his signature on the copy of contract of employment I have. He never got back to me, but later I was contacted by their HR manager who offered "apologies for them having to withdraw their offer", and also suggested I took a look at the job openings at their Cambridge studio. After I replied, she got back to me saying she needs my recent CV to pass to their programming lead. I sent it to her and never heard from anyone at Frontier again.

    Interview Questions

    • One of the questions: how would I solve latency related problems in an multiplayer FPS game based on star topology client server architecture.   Answer Question

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Website www.frontier.co.uk
Headquarters Cambridge, United Kingdom
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Media
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Frontier's founder David Braben's work in games started way back in 1982 when David co-authored the seminal game "Elite".

Frontier has built a uniquely diverse track record comprising games that have defined genres, been critically acclaimed and sold many millions of copies.

We work with top publishers as well as self-publishing our own titles, and develop high quality, innovative games of different genres across all major gaming formats.

We strive to make games that will put both Frontier and the games industry itself at the forefront of the world entertainment... More

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