SAS Institute Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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Pros
  • Probably the best work/life balance you'll ever experience (in 89 reviews)

  • family oriented place to work with great benefits (in 42 reviews)

Cons
  • R&D lacks a leader that is committed to all (in 12 reviews)

  • Because everyone stays it can be hard to move up (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Cary, NC

    I have been working at SAS Institute full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    SAS has done a great job taking care of employees with a good family work balance and great benefits.

    Cons

    Like anywhere a good job requires enjoyment of what you work on and those you work with. It can seem at times promotions flow easier in some areas then others.


  2. Sr. Director

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at SAS Institute full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great products great customers great employees

    Cons

    Slow moving lots of legacy


  3. Wonderful company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Service Tech in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Food Service Tech in Austin, TX

    I worked at SAS Institute full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    kitchen staff got same benefits as anyone else in the company. On site healthcare and workout room. Very family oriented.

    Cons

    letting a contract company take over the kitchen area.


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  5. Repeat and new sales centric analytics software powerhouse, high-tech east coast culture employment is a good thing

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Technical Consultant in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Principal Technical Consultant in Cary, NC

    I have been working at SAS Institute full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Such a wide product offering, if you have gumption you have infinite growth opportunities in both technical and sales type career paths.

    Cons

    A slowly growing cohort of middle management that add little value

    Advice to Management

    thin the middle mgmt


  6. great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at SAS Institute (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    excellent benefits and positive work environment. Highly recommend considering SAS where possible.

    Cons

    Very east coast centered. Makes it challenging when living on the west coast.


  7. Senior Software Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Cary, NC

    I have been working at SAS Institute full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, great technologies

    Cons

    no one leaves the company leading to staleness, lack of innovation


  8. Software Technical Support Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAS Institute

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The working benefits are beyond outstanding, besides that, the culture is very relaxed and friendly, the campus itself is beautiful, and the owner, Jim Goodnight, really helps everyone he sees feel like they are family.

    Cons

    I have no cons to speak of


  9. solution architect

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at SAS Institute (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the work lief balance culture and great staff for employee to learn the work class analytial knowledge is the best for every one

    Cons

    a little conservation and package is not very attractive comapred with other big data company. meanwhile the revenue growth is a little slow.

    Advice to Management

    sas has great product and we need to make every efforts to grasp the big data opportunity to make it into your precious revenue.


  10. Sr. Sales Exec

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at SAS Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits and employee moral are very high. The technology is truely amazing and leading edge. No other technology company offers the balance this company does.

    Cons

    East Coast centric focus leaves the western employees and customers with few options. Because of the market leadership, the tendency to ignore customer flight is high.

    Advice to Management

    Pay close attention to the attributes of companies displacing the products. Like IBM's mainframe, it took a while, but in the end, the market confidence was unwarranted.


  11. Principal Research Statistician Developer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC

    I have been working at SAS Institute

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great food, esp the Sushi, lush soccer fields, awesome gym and swimming pool. Great hiking trail at the heart of the campus.

    Cons

    Not many cons. However I wish there were better financial management tools, for example there are very few options for our 401K. The release schedule could be more predictable.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and give higher bonuses and raises. SAS should target more industries and increase its efforts to solve real customer business problems on the cloud using Hadoop.



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