SilverAnt Reviews

Updated 5 Nov 2020

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  1. "It was an mixed experience"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at SilverAnt

    Pros

    Company have a good office culture. Company plans out work quite well and overtime is not very frequent (Of course it also depends on project to project bases),

    Cons

    Not much to say as I enjoyed my time here. Studio is better planned work distribution wise, If just more friendly environment can be promoted it will be great.

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  2. "Ok laa"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - 3D Artist in Petaling Jaya
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at SilverAnt full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible time, can walk around, lunch hour quite long, can sleep if nothing to do

    Cons

    No system or pipeline, management messy, not much bonus or increment

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  3. "Very Poor Leadership and Management"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - CG Artist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SilverAnt for more than a year

    Pros

    some friendly colleagues, clean working environment, HR doing a good job

    Cons

    -Most of the leaders aren't qualified and lack proper leadership skills: At one department, the lead scolded a junior/ mid artiest for using a plug-in tool (which the helps the junior/ mid work to do their work with more efficiency) At other departments, the lead's knowledge of software is really limited etc. -A lot of unnecessary politics. -Only limited people have internet access on their own workstation, the rest have to go 1 floor above to use the internet (only 2 machines available) , that's really time consuming ( In one instance a junior got scolded by the lead because the person needs to get some references and was away from their workstation for a while). -Unrealistic deadlines and forcing to come on the weekend without additional payment. - Not update with the current software updates and relaying on old-school-inefficient methods. - No proper/formal training for the new employees. - Messy pipelines. - Favoritisms come from the higher positions.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Stop Dreaming"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - 3D Artist in Petaling Jaya
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SilverAnt full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly workers, nice environment, Good leader(Only few of them)

    Cons

    Low salary, Bad management, always give very short schedule to finish our project(with very High QUALITY) . No enough resources but still force to run multiple project. The BIG GUY always dreaming to become 'Malaysia Disney'. But failed everytime.

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  5. "Learn everything"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Junior Animator in Kuala Lumpur
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at SilverAnt for more than a year

    Pros

    -Learn a lot of things from making Proxy for Modeller until crowd for helping cfx/vfx and of course learn a lot for animation, especially the spv is very good at there -Good team (their tips are very helpful)

    Cons

    -The pipeline is under-construction (because of they change from Internal Project into Service) -Do a lot of things while in the deadline -Because of meeting the deadline, the studio is so quiet. -The culture of OT (they are not paying for OT)

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  6. "Amazing Versatile People to work with"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Rigger in Petaling Jaya
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at SilverAnt for less than a year

    Pros

    A bunch of friendly and creative minded people in the studio. Amazing animation team and cooperative production artists.

    Cons

    Hard to implement new/updated ideas and solutions.

  7. "One of the top studio in Malaysia"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Artist in Kuala Lumpur
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at SilverAnt full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good projects, can be useful for your future career and building up your portfolio. Salary paid on time, everything is following black and white.

    Cons

    Management a bit messy sometimes, and tight schedule. Working environment is boring, more like a typical office rather than animation studio, which suppose to be fun and lively

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  8. Helpful (3)

    "Sinking ship"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at SilverAnt full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some of the team leaders are hardworking, and are constantly trying to improve and contribute more than what is expected of them. New employees can learn a lot from them( if they joined the right team).

    Cons

    Lackluster management. People all the way from the top to lower levels are very much out of touch with the latest technological trends( not everyone but most, including some in important positions). Frustrating lack of willpower to improve, or even to address obvious flaws. Unable to take criticisms, extremely defensive. Complacent.

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  9. "The overall feeling about the company"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lighting Staff in Petaling Jaya
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at SilverAnt full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice working Environment equipped with mini cinema and gym room.

    Cons

    Never give CNY bonus. take so long to raise the salary. not even a cny ang pao

  10. Helpful (6)

    "a two-faced studio"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Modeler/Lighter in Petaling Jaya
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at SilverAnt full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - famous local studio - stable pay and work - clean environment - little to no politics in production area, everyone get along well - they're doing a lot outsource jobs from japan, so it's good for people who wants to do japanese works but can't go to japan

    Cons

    - most seniors left already - boring and repetitive projects - poor planning, especially schedules, so the artists are often rushed to finish (a lot of OT in general) - no benefit, epf pay always late - below industry standard pay, no bonus for years, salary raise only happens once a year no matter how much you've contributed - the management is very calculative, a lot of politics on that side as well - high favoritism and seniority, juniors are often left in the dark - outdated softwares and technology - people are unhappy so there's a lot of negativity in the studio

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