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Frontier Software Reviews

Updated 6 March 2019
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  1. "A great organisation backed up with solid business ethics"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head of Global Human Resources Systems & Solutions in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Head of Global Human Resources Systems & Solutions in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Frontier Software full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Organisation with plenty of career opportunities for growth and development if you are willing to commit and work hard.

    Abundance of resources to expand your knowledge on software development and other business skills.

    Leading edge of HR & Payroll Systems and Solutions

    Top client base of over hundreds of blue chip companies, public services, Health, Universities spread all over the globe and head-quartered in Melbourne, Australia.

    Flexibility of starting early or a little later.

    Good in-house and external training programmes to develop staff skills set, Friday night drinks, End of Month pizzas and drinks, EOFY party, Christmas party and plenty of individual team/department activities i.e. both professional and social.

    I joined Frontier Software as a graduate intern on a twelve month programme in year 2008 via a scholarship from Australian Computer Society (ACS) Foundation. Prior to joining Frontier Software, I used to work as check-out cashier for a local grocery store.

    I am very grateful to Frontier Software for the opportunity they have extended to me. During my just over seven years gig, Frontier Software offered me all the support, and encouragement through their excellent leadership teams and also ensured that they provided me the right training and mentorship. After my scholarship, the management at Frontier Software offered me a full-time role as a programmer/software developer. Later on after gaining over four years of decent expertise in the Frontier Software's products, I worked as a Business Analyst (Project Lead) for about three years and also Quality Assurance Coordinator role (interim).

    Throughout my career progression, I grew as a professional and learnt plenty of business, technical and people skills.

    I sincerely thank Frontier Software as an employer and as a mentor!

    Cons

    I can’t say that this can be classified as a ‘Con’ as maybe there is room for salary reviews.


  2. "Excellent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Frontier Software full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful to work for. Amazing.

    Cons

    None really happy there

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep your staff

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid Working there if you have another option"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sydney
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good product and low stress environment

    Cons

    out dated processes and old-school thinking.
    poor management and weak leadership
    Out dated technology
    Old practices and culture
    Senior management have poor skills

    Advice to Management

    restructure the company


  4. "Invests in its people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Frontier Software full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This company is filled with people who are passionate about the company’s success
    They invest in developing their performers

    Cons

    Salaries are not the highest in the industry


  5. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great People, Great Culture, Great Company

    Cons

    Travel for some is hard, but the company does it's best to advise beforehand


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good Life/Work Balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Frontier Software full-time

    Pros

    Great Job security.
    Relatively flexible hours.

    Cons

    Takes too long for changes to be implemented for a new or a change in role as top management drag these issues out for months/years.

    Very limited opportunities to move up the ladder. Most management have been with the company 20 years or more. People are often given opportunities to move to other areas based on management letting the weaker links go so not to upset the team structure..... Team assets get less opportunities as management don't want to let them go.

    Salary increases are minimal.

    Don't reward over achievers or people who exceed expectations the way they should. Everyone gets the same % salary increase. If you're on significantly less than someone who performs worse than you there is no way to catch up to their salary.... People who exceed expectations receive a one off bonus not an overall permanent salary increase which is usually only 1% of your overall salary.

    Non-performers in areas are not properly dealt with & are often pushed from area to area or promoted to areas away from code etc to do less damage. Work of extremely poor quality isn't highlighted like it should be & action taken to try & fix ongoing mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    Recognise your assets better & reward them accordingly with reference to new position opportunities & decent salary increases. Create more opportunities for staff & attempt to deal more strongly with non-performers.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Should be agood place to work but it isnt"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Frontier Software full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good product and loyal clients

    Cons

    Over bearing senior management and weak leadership

    Advice to Management

    Pay people better and your talent wont leave.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Nice Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good work life balance and location.

    Cons

    Some dated processes and old-school thinking.


  9. "Good work / life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Frontier Software full-time

    Pros

    Solid, safe business with a huge client base
    Great culture with friendly understanding people

    Cons

    Slow to release software
    Not particularly innovative


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good company with a great culture"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Frontier Software full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong culture with staff that generally care about the company.
    Founder still hands in and engaged
    Fun place to work

    Cons

    Needs to clear out a bit of dead wood
    Technology needs an overall

    Advice to Management

    Invest a bit a better work place, the company needs a better work environment.
    Get focused on what made Frontier Software successful and expand that, don't get distracted by shiny new things.