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SAS Institute CEO Jim Goodnight
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    Current Employee - Principal Analytical Consultant in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Principal Analytical Consultant in Cary, NC

    I have been working at SAS Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

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    Smartest people I've ever worked with Great environment to learn and keep on the cutting edge


    Middle management is a bit lost ... Many have never even used the software. Lots of "experts" who base their knowledge on reading training decks

    Advice to Management

    Can't argue with success If you do anything make small tweaks The two I would suggest are - have middle management learn to use the software ! The CEO does !!! - try to focus on being "a great place to do business with" ... We feel harder to deal with than I remember when I was a client in the 80s and 90s

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    Communications Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cary, NC
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    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at SAS Institute (Cary, NC).


    In person interview with 2 upper level people in my department, call back a week later for 2nd interview with whole department (2 at a time) Was more of a conversation than a grilling interview. This likely had to with the fact that it was a communications position.

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SAS Institute Awards & Accolades

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100 Best Companies to Work For , Fortune Magazine, 2013
The World's Best Multinational Workplace , Great Places to Work Institute, 2012
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Headquarters Cary, NC
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1976
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

SAS (pronounced "sass") is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 75,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE ... More

Mission: SAS delivers proven solutions that drive innovation and improve performance. SAS transforms the way the world works, giving people THE POWER TO KNOW®. SAS values can be seen in every company relationship, from long-standing customer engagements to the strong and focused employee community -- Approachable; Customer-Driven; Swift and Agile; Innovative; Trustworthy

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