Frontage Laboratories Reviews

Updated August 5, 2015
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  1. A place to gain experience

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Exton, PA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Exton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Frontage Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Colleagues are hard-working, friendly, and willing to offer help. Opportunities to build up different skill sets for a better resume.

    Cons

    Too much workload and no overtime pay at regular work days. Sometimes deadlines are too tight and require to work on weekends with non-competitive payment. Very little bonus and lack of appreciation. Very high turnover for chemists.


  2. ok place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exton, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Frontage Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good middle level manager. good work-life balance. good colleagues to work with. cheap but accessible location west of Philly.

    Cons

    lower tier pay compare to similar CRO. little career advance opportunity. high employee turn-over rate.


  3. Frontage

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Frontage Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    growing company many open positions

    Cons

    poor communications No room for advancement low pay

    Advice to Management

    Reward hard work Don't be cheap on raises treat ALL employees equal Speak English in the work place


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  5. Very very poor work environment with little stability...do not recommend anyone working for Frontage

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Large organization with multiple capabilities

    Cons

    Very high worker turnover especially in sales.

    Advice to Management

    Start valuing your employees...


  6. Helpful (1)

    A great learning experience in a fast-paced environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chemist in Exton, PA
    Former Employee - Chemist in Exton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Frontage Laboratories full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many opportunities for learning different laboratory test and techniques. A great resume builder.

    Cons

    A smaller company with very little room for advancement. Laboratory safety is not a priority.


  7. Broken promises (outright lies), unprofessionalism from the top

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Coworkers were good people — still in touch with many

    Cons

    CYA runs rampant here. Client service quality is affected by disjointed communication between departments. People who play nice with the CEO are the only ones getting promoted, despite their background or expertise. A friend who interviewed for a Director level position received an offer with a Manager level position, completely different responsibilities. He took my advice and ran.

    Advice to Management

    Do not lie to new hires. Do not expect to magically grow sales by 100% overnight.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Typical contract research organization-deadline, deadline, deadline

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Malvern, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Frontage Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Job security. Unless you are not performing as expected. There has been no layoff so far

    Cons

    Too much workload and too many tight deadline. Sometimes you can not breathe with the pressure. The company will not promote you no matter how well you perform in less than 4 or 5 years. So you have to be there long enough to get a promotion

    Advice to Management

    Try to pay attention to the process efficiency and make life easier for employee. Consider the actual contribution from each employee, not just the time s/he is in the company


  9. Roller coaster ride

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are many hard-working and friendly individuals that work at this company.

    Cons

    Lack of communication. Too much micromanaging and inefficient policies and politics. There are politics in every office but not to this extent. Favoritism. No considering for the employees and their well-being. Lack of reward and appreciation.

    Advice to Management

    The needs of the company do not match the needs of the staff and vice versa. Communicate efficiently with your staff what the expectations and deadlines are for your projects and provide the staff with the tools and resources to get their job done correctly if you want to expand the company and business


  10. Helpful (1)

    Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Exton, PA
    Current Employee - Management in Exton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Frontage Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    close to home. RUN AWAY....better to work at Walmart

    Cons

    Illegal, unethical company. CEO needs to be put away in prison for hiring 2o illegal immigrants


  11. Helpful (1)

    A lot of work, very little pay, does not utilize skills I have developed.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Similarly placed colleagues are caring and understand and willing to work with you, most are caring individuals.

    Cons

    Fast paced work environment, mismanaged by upper management. The pay is not competitive and no chance for raise or performance incentives.

    Advice to Management

    The salary should not only reflect the employees background but also the workload. On average the hours worked qualify as overtime but no compensation is every seen.



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