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Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
201 to 500 employees
1994
Company - Private
Media
$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Frontier's founder David Braben's work in games started way back in 1982 when David co-authored the seminal game "Elite".

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Frontier Developments Reviews

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Frontier Developments Founder & CEO David Braben
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  • "Frontier are trying really hard to be progressive and create an attractive and open culture."

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    Current Employee - Middle Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Middle Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
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    I have been working at Frontier Developments full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Frontier are trying really hard to be progressive and create an attractive and open culture. It is an excellent company to work for and rewards talent ( when it's noticed). They have come a long way in the last 5 years. The future is very bright for the company. There has been a lot of changes to working conditions - overtime is rare and paid if necessary, there is management training now and a rejigged and improved benefits package and flexitime. They have embraced a progressive approach but there are still some dinosaur thinking holding things up.

    Cons

    The biggest issue is that there's still too much top down decision making from the senior management without enough input from middle managers who are the ones who understand how to make games and how long it takes. They are trying to improve on this but it is slow going.

    Advice to Management

    Consult the expertise in your middle management and listen and act on what they say , even if you do not like what you hear!! Empower and trust your people !!

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Frontier Developments Interviews

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    Senior Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
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    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Frontier Developments (Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)).

    Interview

    It was all very straightforward, however the marketing director was 15 minutes late for the interview leaving only 45 minutes for the meeting. It was all very rushed.

    Afterwards, she said she would like to get me in again to meet the team, however I got a phone call a couple of weeks later saying they wanted someone with a bit more experience.

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