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Frontier Strategy Group Reviews

Updated March 15, 2017
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Frontier Strategy Group Chief Executive Officer Richard Leggett
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  1. "Leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director Business Development in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Director Business Development in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Frontier Strategy Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    CEO Leadership
    Professionalism
    Dynamic environment
    Teamwork
    Entrepreneur approach to management
    Great customer experience

    Cons

    Intense hours
    Work-life balance can be improved

    Advice to Management

    Develop career Plans for employees
    Promote custom work


  2. Helpful (1)

    "No clear direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Frontier Strategy Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Have exposure to senior executives in different industries, though most interactions are somewhat superficial.

    Cons

    The company has not figured out its business model. Anchor investor lost confidence and pulled out last year. Closed one office, and merged the other two into one. Very high attrition.

    Advice to Management

    Nice guys but not sure what they can do

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Depends on what you want out of a job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Frontier Strategy Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can learn a lot. Opportunity for growth. A lot of young people. Open floor plan, and management is out on the floor with everyone else for the most part.

    Cons

    They don't seem to care about their employees- low pay for the work most teams are putting in. You will need to make the company your life if you want to keep up. It can get pretty quiet in the office. Management can be rude at times, even to each other. Don't expect to love coming into work. A lot of complaining going around, sometimes with good reason.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time listening to employees and better the quality of work life. We understand that the most important thing is money and output- but it doesn't have to be everything. At least try to make sure the people working for you like coming in to work. It does not reflect well on the company when many employees bad mouth the company and management.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Don't stay here for too long.."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Frontier Strategy Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Executive level exposure from day 1

    Cons

    Draconian. Do not stay here for too long or your could destroy your career


  5. "FSG is a great place if you aren't afraid of taking a lot of responsibility and ownership."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Frontier Strategy Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    FSG is a small company, so you have a lot of freedom in designing where you focus your time and energy. You also inevitably have multiple roles, which is great if you like to multi-task and gain exposure to multiple facets of the company. Most of its employees are experts in their field, so it's a fantastic learning environment in which people often share and learn from each other.

    Cons

    Again, FSG is a small company, so resources are often limited. There is sometimes a lot of pressure to achieve goals which might be unrealistic.


  6. "FSG has the right people, the right focus, and now it has the business model"

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    Current Employee - Commercial in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Commercial in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Frontier Strategy Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Very intelligent and international staff with global interests and experiences.
    -Ability to work across business units within the company i.e. commercial and research understand and work with each other unlike in larger firms
    -New upper management has successfully focused the company and spearheaded necessary organizational changes.
    -New open floor plan/office and focus on non-hierarchical/flexible organization. The CEO sits on the floor with everyone else--this is hard to find in DC
    -Amazing access to impressive clients (Fortune 500) and experts even at entry level
    -In the final steps of "professionalizing" all research and commercial activities leaving behind the start up model and moving into the next generation of FSG, this makes me optimistic about the future of the company

    Cons

    -No HR/on boarding support
    -lower pay than larger firms
    -No clear path for upward movement, often times must make the case for yourself to move up (not strictly a con, this can be good or bad)

    Advice to Management

    -Focus on standardizing the on boarding process to ensure full understanding of each position's role in the new organization of the company--how is was done before just isn't how it is happening now so HR must evolve with this change
    -Offer more competitive salaries


  7. "Exciting Challenge"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Frontier Strategy Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Commitment to excellence and to customers
    Opportunities to work abroad
    Intelligent, go-getter, entrepreneurial, positive culture
    Exposure to MNCs, Senior Leaders, High level Network
    Excellent company to develop soft skills from marketing through communications to negotiations skills
    Work/Life Balance
    Fast pace environment
    MBA-like training

    Cons

    business systems can be improved

    Advice to Management

    Listen to client needs, become closer to clients

  8. "It's fun to love your job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Frontier Strategy Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A perfect happy medium, unique among the standard DC jobs. The emerging markets focus is intellectually stimulating, while the size of the company allows you to make an impact right away. You get all the benefits of a big corporation (401k match, late stay meals etc.) without all of the limiting bureaucracy. Fun travel, great clients, and a culture that encourages everyone to be creative. Location and new office space is a big plus, the ability to telecommute and no dress code just fosters the congenial atmosphere.

    Cons

    Erratic work hours, a competitive work environment which could be a negative for some people

    Advice to Management

    The new back space bar area should be...a bar.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "If you aren't buddies with Senior Management, you aren't part of the group"

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    Former Employee - Practice Leader in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Practice Leader in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Frontier Strategy Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was a young pool of talented and very intelligent people working towards one common goal. Sales are all that matter.

    Cons

    Senior Management, every SAR, every client, every day was a fire drill.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Bureaucracy at it's best"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Frontier Strategy Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - There is a vision of what needs to change
    - Impressive client roster
    - It's a youthful company

    Cons

    - Nothing is done without the input of at least 3 other people
    - Preach change, but most things stay the same (probably because of the previous point)
    - There is a non-compete

    Advice to Management

    If you really seek change, you have to stop reviewing everything or at least have consensus amongst yourselves.


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