It’s not every day you get to work for a company that’s shaping the experiences of young minds everywhere. Founded in 1998 and based in Malvern, PA and Chicago, Frontline Technologies is dedicated to creating HR software and future-forward educational learning materials and tools that simplify strenuous educational tasks. Over 6,000 school districts nationwide rely on Frontline for everything from attendance to applicant tracking.
“We are actively building new products to add to our portfolio. We want to make the lives of leaders in the education space much easier with our software—so they’re less focused on daily tasks and more focused on improving student education,” explains Conrad Kraybill, Frontline’s Client Services Manager.
To accomplish such widespread influence, Frontline’s management philosophy comes down to one word: trustworthiness. The company trusts teams to do what works for them to get the job done, giving employees the independence, resources, support, and tools they need to grow as professionals while also making decisions that are best for the company.
“Management is hands-on and hands-off," says Organizational Development Specialist Laurel McDermott. “There’s an open door policy where ideas from employees are encouraged. It’s the best of both worlds. We have strong leaders that can provide insight—but you never feel like your hands are tied.”
So, how would employees describe the overall company culture? In a word, familial. The space itself features expressive white-board walls, flat-screen TVs, recreational foosball and ping-pong tables, and non-stop nerf gun war zones. In addition, Frontline’s leadership knows how important fostering a family environment is both in and out of work. Parents freely take off a little time to head their children’s soccer games, and team members regularly offer to go on coffee runs to energize a busy team.
“Leading by example, management installs a company culture where everyone is striving to fulfill their full potential,” says Senior Software Developer and Technical Lead Chris Avenick.