- Silverchair update24 days ago
Charlottesville, VA | August 10, 2015 - Four digital products from the American Academy of Pediatrics have been selected for Digital Health Awards. The online products, built on Silverchair's SCM6 platform, won awards in the categories of Responsive Website Design, Portal, Mobile Application, and Video.
Headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, Silverchair’s mission is to be the most creative, dynamic, effective, and sought-after product development partner to the STM knowledge community worldwide.
Since our founding in 1993, Silverchair has consistently worked with some of the most accomplished names in scientific, technical, and medical information, spanning the worlds of publishing, professional societies and associations, governmental agencies, and academic medical centers.
Silverchair is changing the way that scientists, doctors, and researchers discover and use expert information. We work with the most prestigious organizations in the science, technology, and medical (STM) information sector, including the American Medical Association, McGraw-Hill Education, Wolters Kluwer Health, the American Academy of Pediatrics and many others.
Silverchair has consistently pushed the boundaries in applying a semantic layer to expert content databases, and we have designed our platform to exploit enriched data to create advances in discoverability, contextual linking, and targeted content delivery for consumers of expert content. While some call the Semantic Web “Web 3.0” we’ve been hard at work applying these concepts to web applications for more than 15 years.
Silverchair offers a stimulating work environment where excellence and ingenuity are rewarded. We believe that the quality of the people on our team is the single most important factor in our good fortune to date, and we select, manage, and compensate accordingly. With us you will:
- Receive retirement account matching and medical/dental benefits
- Be surrounded by smart, energetic peers
- Work in offices located on the Downtown Mall in the heart of Charlottesville, VA—consistently named as one of the ten best places to live in America
- Be offered fair, flexible working hours and conditions
- Employ the latest digital technology to produce and distribute high-value content
- Contribute to the scholarly communication and education that advances medicine and science
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Silverchair seems to maintain a balance between being a well organized structured workplace while having a casual atmosphere where people can feel comfortable. This is really the "sweet spot" because it is just casual enough that you can enjoy yourself and not be stressed out every day, while being confident that the company is keeping an eye on the bottom line and moving things forward efficiently. There is not an overtime culture, though some people will occasionally voluntarily work overtime. One of the things I like about Silverchair is that the leadership are all straight shooters. They are quick to recognize when something isn't working and address it. As a couple other reviewers have mentioned, the company went through a slightly rough patch followed by a transition period in which big changes were made. The effects of decisions, great leadership hires and processes put in place during that time are now being felt and the company is really feeling like a well oiled machine these days. It is clear that this company values its employees. They plan extracurricular activities, recognize people individually and do random things to show people they are appreciated. The people in management are sincere and approachable. Everyone seems to get along. Perhaps most importantly, the company seems to be on solid footing financially. Health of a company is an important factor in employee morale. Career-wise, it definitely feels like you get useful experience and develop important skills. You get a reasonable amount of PTO, perhaps even slightly above industry average. (They used to not give as much) Also, location on the downtown mall is nice.
Many (though not all) workspaces are in an open floorplan. This means you're not in an office or cubicle, but are instead in an open area with other people. It can sometimes be noisy and hard to concentrate. Some people like that atmosphere though. Health benefits seem expensive for what you get (though I believe the company does supplement a portion of that cost for you, so it could be worse).
Advice to Management
Be supportive of employees' career development, keep lines of communication open. Keep the company moving forward. Keep the "structured/casual" balance as-is. Re-evaluate the open floorplan and see if it is still the best approach.
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I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Silverchair (Charlottesville, VA) in March 2015.
The interview process was quick, with a phone screening and two in-person interviews all happening within the week. At the same time, the process was clearly outlined and communication was prompt and responsive with the hiring manager. The tone was enthusiastic - especially in person, where I was left with the impression that Silverchair has a really upbeat culture. Interview style was a little more informal than I'm used to, more conversational & less rigid. Overall, a fantastic interview experience.
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Mission: Headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, Silverchair’s mission is to be the most creative, dynamic, effective, and sought-after product development partner to the professional and scholarly knowledge community worldwide.