Frontier Developments Reviews

Updated Nov 15, 2021

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3.2
45%
Recommend to a Friend
52%
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Frontier Developments Founder & CEO David Braben
David Braben
43 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good, friendly people on the team(in 5 reviews)

  • "Tea, canteen, flexi time, location(in 3 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Open plan offices, badly paid overtime/crunch (you're expected to participate), office space spread over remote buildings(in 6 reviews)

  • "cost of living(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      I liked it

      Nov 15, 2021 - 3D Animator in Cambridge, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It is a nice place to work

      Cons

      I have no cons to provide

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Friendly people, a little too political

      Nov 5, 2021 - Product and Marketing Manager in Cambridge, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Plenty of opportunity to develop with the right manager

      Cons

      Political with under qualified favourites rising to the top

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great team, horrible leadership

      Nov 11, 2021 - Full Animator in Cambridge, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great atmosphere, nice colleagues, a good working environment and people to learn from.

      Cons

      Corporate style of employee management, leadership does not care about workforce, awefull project management mistakes that fall on the teams head. Higher ups have no respect for the workforce at all, bonus system is rediculously unfair towards employees.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Overall good working conditions

      Nov 14, 2021 - 3D Artist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly team and management with a handful of benefits.

      Cons

      Overall lower salaries than most and some of the projects can be overly ambitious.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good work place, especially for setting foot into the industry.

      Oct 1, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Company to work at.

      Cons

      A bit slow and with room for improvement.

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Quite terrible

      Oct 5, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits package is good People are friendly Office is nice

      Cons

      Bad management really bad Lack of trust

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      4 people found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Great team, higher up management sucks.

      Aug 15, 2021 - 3D Animator in Cambridge, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team atmosphere and great people around you to learn from. Room to grow.

      Cons

      Management is clueless about the needs of the team, often things fall on the team that shouldn't. Overall higher ups need to step back and let the teams do their thing, and more QA is needed badly. One of the worst marketing teams, no communication between marketing and the artists/animators working on the game.

      5 people found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good growing company

      Aug 3, 2021 - Art Director in Cambridge, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A very friendly atmosphere, with fantastic people

      Cons

      Dated game engine at the moment

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Management heavy, shareholder focused

      Aug 8, 2021 - Producer in Cambridge, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People who make the games are wonderful and everyone is generally happy to help. Technical ability of the teams is great. Self published games.

      Cons

      Everything is now about shareholder profits and hitting deadlines. All self published games will soon be licenced games. Moving away from creativity/risk. The transition from mid sized to large developer has left a lot of dead weight and people in management positions that they are totally unsuited for. Massive technical debt in the game engine due to experienced staff leaving, leading to a lot of performance issues and bugs. Very little focus on iteration and fun in playtesting/design. Far below average pay and benefits for staff. Gradually transitioning to publisher rather than developer. Career progression is vague and frustrating for a lot of employees.

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      8 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Areas that can be improved but overall a good company.

      Aug 2, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      This is a company that truly cares about people and their wellbeing.

      Cons

      Areas for improvement: Management of people Learning and development opportunities.

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