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Frontage Laboratories Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2019

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Frontage Laboratories CEO Song Li
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7 Ratings
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work with tremendous potential"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Exton, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Frontage Laboratories full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to grow. Self driven employees are most successful. Several business areas to learn from. Entire realm of drug development is represented

    Cons

    Infrastructure needed to nurture growth. Several managers need leadership and mentors hip training to develop the employees that are working in their team

    Advice to Management

    Invest in a good mentoring and career path development program.

    Frontage Laboratories2016-08-02
  2. Helpful (1)

    "No professionalism here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Secaucus, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Frontage Laboratories full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    None nada nothing nunca zip zero zilch May I repeat....none nada nothing zip zero Again none nada nothing zip zero zilch

    Cons

    Worst company I have ever worked for. Poor salary and heavy workload. No compensation or bonus for hard work. Poor management style; management favoritism toward Hispanics. If you are not Spanish, do not apply.

    Advice to Management

    Learn what treating everyone equal means!

    Frontage Laboratories2016-09-09
  3. "great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Frontage Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    Management knows how to utilize people strengths and able to acknowledge hard work with great rewards. It is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    There are no bad things to discuss. The only thing I can think of is to suggest not to grow too fast or expand the business too quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to recognize great talents within the organization and help good people to develop a great career path in order for the individual to succeed and for the company's healthy growth.

    Frontage Laboratories2016-04-03
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good for experience, Bad for stress."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Frontage Laboratories

    Pros

    Good place to work if you need experience. Fast paced projects and experiments expose you to many different instruments and methods. You get to interact with clients and write reports so there's the possibility of improving that aspect of yourself if you want. The company seems to be growing steadily.

    Cons

    Poor communication, inconsistencies in management, heavy workload, stressful environment, nonexistent company culture, not enough resources, bad compensation for overtime work, high turnover rate. Degrees seem to matter more than performance, inadequate and inconsistent training. Managers are bad at delegating but it varies based on whose group you are in.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in more resources to support chemists. Compensate fairly, reduce the workload, offer more training. Be consistent in training, management, and pay!

    Frontage Laboratories2016-04-16
  5. Helpful (1)

    "OK CRO"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Frontage Laboratories

    Pros

    Great coworkers, flexible starting time, decent medical and vacation packages

    Cons

    Completely lacks communication between management and the people actually performing the work. No training program. No emphasis in safety. Tight end of the month deadlines

    Frontage Laboratories2016-03-30
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good for someone out of school and wants experience"

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

      I have been working at Frontage Laboratories full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Learn a lot of different things. Some of the people are great.

      Cons

      Too big of workload. Expectations are unrealistic. Uncomfortable work environment.

      Advice to Management

      Treat people fairly.

      Frontage Laboratories2016-03-06
    • Helpful (1)

      "Overall OK CRO"

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      Former Employee - Senior Scientist 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at Frontage Laboratories full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good chance to learn lots of new stuff. May get promotion quicker if you are doing really good job. Overall work environment is ok.

      Cons

      Lack company culture, people relationship is not good, Most time the workload is heavy, Working on weekend is regular. Deadline is emphasized every day !!!

      Advice to Management

      Respect the employee more, treat them better, give them more space to grow.

      Frontage Laboratories2016-02-11
    • "Excellent company to work for - great people"

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      Current Employee - Analytical Chemist in Exton, PA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Frontage Laboratories full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Great people and work environment. Lots of growth opportunity and the work is very rewarding.

      Cons

      Smaller company, but growing. Just built a new facility in Exton, too.

      Frontage Laboratories2015-09-17
    • Helpful (3)

      "Poor awful leadership"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exton, PA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Frontage Laboratories full-time

      Pros

      Not many pros to speak to. Decent health care package but all other benefits are awful or non existent. Huge high turnover.

      Cons

      UNQUALIFIED people in top manager positions that have no idea how to run organization, manage people or provide leadership. CEO Will not invest in any technology or tools for job. Very very Cheap. All top management incompetent and unprofessional so no hope that anything change. IT system antiquated and so much incompetentancy beyond your comprehendsion. The office in Exton is dirty dark and dingy. They don't change...

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      Advice to Management

      Give people respect and tools to allow to do job. Get phone system that works. Invest in people, technology and facilities, just asking for the basics of a professional office environment.

      Frontage Laboratories2015-10-08
    • "VERY very poor work environment with little stability...do not recommend anyone working for Frontage"

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      Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Villanova, PA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Frontage Laboratories full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      large full service CRO well equipped to do variety of analytical testing

      Cons

      Very, very, high turnover in Business Development positions!!! Most BD Mgrs last 6 monts

      Advice to Management

      Start caring about your employees!!!

      Frontage Laboratories2015-10-05
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