Frontiers Reviews

Updated Sep 21, 2021

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3.6
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Frontiers CEO Kamila Markram
Kamila Markram
56 Ratings
Pros
  • "A good work-life balance, flexible hours and opportunities to work from home(in 6 reviews)

  • "work environment(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "still low salary compared to swiss standard (very few swiss employees willing to work here)(in 8 reviews)

  • "High targets with little input from senior management(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great people

      Sep 16, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Forward thinking and fast paced

      Cons

      Very busy and little downtime

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good company. friendly teams

      Sep 15, 2021 - Editor Outreach Specialist in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Good company, nice values, friendly, talented, diverse staff and environment. Adapted well to pandemic with remote working opportunities and flexibility.

      Cons

      Quite target driven (all about numbers), long work hours (40 hrs per week quite long compared with 35 hrs per week jobs), becoming more corporate and less intimate teams as it expands rapidly. More monitoring and systemised than in the past. Repetitive admin tasks and sales focus for roles, that may not suit all.

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Surrounded by kindhearted colleagues who I feel are undervalued

      Jun 27, 2021 - Journal Development Specialist 
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      Pros

      You will work within smaller teams who are all highly supportive and really competent making getting to grips with your role a challenging-breeze. In this role you will have inspiring line-managers who work hard on a good team culture as well as trying to motivate you to reach for your own goals and well as the company's. You can develop lots of transferable skills in communication and sales to aid you in your next step.

      Cons

      The major downside of working at Frontiers, in my opinion, is Senior Management's insistence on ignoring the elephant in the room: the capabilities and academic qualifications of their staff who are spending 60% of their time doing basic admin a well-trained robot could do. The lack of transparency on this front led me to be resentful of management who show you the CV developing projects you can enjoy in the 5% of your time you have left (in fairness the 25% unaccounted for is where you communication skills bloom), but only after you are left feeling demotivated and unsatisfied by the majority of work. The 60% I am talking about did not suit me because repetitive and time-efficient are not my middle names - I am more of a creative and time-effective type. - Good Luck!

      3 people found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Lovely place to work, with a great team feel

      Jun 4, 2021 - Research Integrity Specialist in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Lovely team dynamic, supportive environment

      Cons

      No cons as of yet!

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      growing company

      May 17, 2021 - Journal Specialist in London, England, England
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      Pros

      growing benefits, work from home

      Cons

      unrealistic targets and pressure on lower level workers

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      I wouldn't recommend any other scientific publisher to work for

      May 5, 2021 - Journal Specialist in London, England, England
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      Pros

      I have not met a single person that hasn't been kind or unhelpful, the company fosters an environment where everyone is approachable from the top down and it makes for a great team spirit to make science open.

      Cons

      Not one thing, the level of support offered is fantastic, the training to introduce you to the role is such a great experience, the updates on how the company is doing really makes you feel involved, everything is incredible.

      3 people found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      journal development

      May 10, 2021 - Journal Specialist in London, England, England
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      Pros

      - culture - nature of work

      Cons

      - monotonous and repetitive tasks

      2 people found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good first job in publishing

      Feb 16, 2021 - Review Operations Assistant in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Nice company, lots of responsibility

      Cons

      Heavy workload means not much time for development

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Fun environment

      Jan 8, 2021 - Research Integrity Specialist in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Very driven and kind group of people

      Cons

      Too much pressure from upper management (unrealistic expectations)

      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good opportunities within the business and very sociable

      Nov 24, 2020 - Journal Specialist in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Social Environment (if you like this) Opportunities to move within the business

      Cons

      Publishing is not for everyone Too sales focussed with many repetitive tasks

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