SAS Institute

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SAS Institute Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.9 326 reviews

86% Approve of the CEO

SAS Institute CEO Jim Goodnight

Jim Goodnight

(244 ratings)

81% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance but very challenging at the same time(in 79 reviews)

  • relaxing working environment, great benefits including child care support(in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • Hard to move around in the company unless you are at HQ(in 6 reviews)

  • Top R&D leadership is questionable due to perceived erratic behavior and decision making(in 9 reviews)

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    Top notch, professional environment.

    Graduate Intern (Current Employee) Cary, NC

    ProsI always feel like I'm surrounded by brilliant people, most of them willing and happy to help.

    ConsFor me, a little less understanding of the expectations and outcomes of the position. I have been seeking out my own challenges. But this is an internship.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe a little more specific in the definition of the role.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company to work for.

    Senior Account Executive (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits, great salary, great product, and excellent customers. Customers and prospects want to hear about how SAS can help improve their business.

    ConsThe culture is too relax. They want results but they don't work for it. It takes for ever to get something done. Sales cycle is very long.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey should get up their chair and work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Experience Working for SAS Institute

    Computer Operations Specialist (Former Employee) Cary, NC

    ProsFantastic work environment, lots of benefits for employees. Campus environment and opportunities to educate and advance your career are available. On site healthcare for employees, daycare and employee gym are among the best of the benefits. My salary was commensurate with my skills and promotions were attainable and included reasonable pay raises.

    ConsThere were some moral problems in my department due to a couple of people who liked to gossip/cause trouble and one poor manager. This could happen anywhere, though.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMoral problems are serious and should be taken seriously. Fire those who gossip and stir the pot.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    R&D Director (Current Employee) Cary, NC

    ProsCompany truly cares about its employees. A lot of very talented people to work with, If you want to make a difference you can. You can make opportunities for yourself if you have a good idea.

    ConsR&D executive management has good ideas, but execution has been comical lately. Compensation is just average. With a lot of tech companies in the area hiring heavily, may start to lose key people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake the hard decisions so that people can start moving forward again. We've been in a holding pattern for the last 6 months.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    nice company to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHigh-tech company
    Very friendly people,
    Not pressful
    Big campus full of green
    On campus daycare, gym
    Good universities around

    ConsMid-size city, lack of various entertainments
    very hot in summer,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Terrific place to work. Managed like someone wants you to work there.

    Senior Software Developer (Current Employee) Cary, NC

    ProsGreat work life balance but very challenging at the same time. While the benefits are second to none, the real fun of working at SAS is the problems we try to solve. Very advanced statistical procedures shed light on real world problems.

    ConsIn house training is about all that is available. Tuition reimbursement would be nice. Advancement is somewhat limited by a relatively flat organizational structure so if you want to manage groups, it might not be the best for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSteady as she goes..

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sas does a great job at making every employee feel like they are valued in the workplace.

    User Experience Design Specialist (Current Employee) Cary, NC

    ProsOverall, as an intern, I am treated like a valuable employee, and that is simply incredible. This is a great place to start my career.

    ConsOverall, there are far more developers than designers of software and therefore, the pace of production does not go as smoothly as it could if there was a more even ratio.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey are doing a fantastic job!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best Company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork life balance, motivation, freedom and responsibility

    ConsNil. There are no Cons.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Happy to be here

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Cary, NC

    ProsLike any large corporation, SAS Institute offers job positions in many possible fields-not just programmers. There is a fair amount of moving around within the company, and people want to help you to locate your talent and passion for the right team.

    ConsMoving up is hard. Easy to get too comfortable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChallenge employees more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent company

    Sales (Former Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsEmployee benefits, and corporate culture

    ConsIf you are in field sales, there is not much opportunity for promotion.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider rotating field employees into new roles; improve promotion opportunities for non-technical employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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