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I worked at Silverchair Learning Systems full-time for less than a year
Pros – -Fun people to work with
-Laid back environment but got work done
Was a young company that just got acquisitioned so lots of changes at all levels of the company.
Cons – -Fairly young so a lot of management was overworked and stuff overlooked
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-10-16 13:22 PDT
I worked at Silverchair Learning Systems as an intern
Pros – The work was easy for a call center environment and there was good access to upper level management within the organization who would listen to intern recommendations.
Cons – Transitional period with the Vista acquisition last summer had some full-time employees on edge. Beyond that, there were few cons in terms of the internship program.
Advice to Senior Management – The upper management was fine in the Cary office but there was need for some organizational change to accommodate the company's acquisition by Vista.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
2013-07-08 12:04 PDT
I worked at Silverchair Learning Systems full-time
Pros – All information for before purchase by Vista Equity - Wonderful work environment, client focused, good benefits and great location.
Cons – All information for before purchase by Vista Equity - Bad strategic decisions, no clear product vision
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-04-21 14:54 PDT
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I have been working at Silverchair Learning Systems full-time for more than 5 years
Pros – SLS used to be a pretty great place to work until we got sold last year. Salaries were pretty good for Charlottesville, we had a lot of autonomy in our work and management really cared about the employees and customers as people.
Cons – Now they're moving the headquarters to the sales office and anyone who doesn't want to move is on the street. They're replacing all the veterans with recent college grads (read, cheaper). It may turn out ok for the new folks, but who knows? 75% of the company will be new hires. Expect to be a replaceable cog in the wheel.
Advice to Senior Management – Not sure your strategy of laying off most of your experienced, skilled workers and replacing them with kids is going to pay off. Was it worth holding onto your salespeople and losing most of your developers? Good luck with that.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-03-08 06:02 PST
I worked at Silverchair Learning Systems
Pros – It was easy to get the internship. Only one interview, and then I was accepted. They attempted to tailor my project to my major.
Cons – The work environment was poor, especially for an intern. Most everyone was older (40+) and kept to themselves. But, I was in the software development department, could be totally different in the business/sales department.
Advice to Senior Management – First, hire at least two interns at a time and put them next to each other. Second, provide constructive criticism on my professional skills, that it the reason I am there.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2012-04-09 12:14 PDT
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