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    SAS named among 2015 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads

    Workplace culture and training opportunities reward and motivate young professionals Business analytics leader SAS has been named one of the 2015 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads by Symplicity Corporation. SAS was recognized for creating a global work environment that inspires and energizes employees and helps young professionals continue to learn while advancing their careers.

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    4 days ago

    SAS recognized as one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women

    SAS, a pioneer in workplace culture, is one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women, as ranked by Fortune magazine. The analytics leader has long been lauded for supporting work/life balance, family-friendly benefits and stimulating work. Women, who represent almost half of the US SAS workforce, also make up nearly 40 percent of management and executive positions.


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  • Good management makes a difference

    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Cary, NC

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


    The company itself is great. Culture is great.


    If management does not invest, or is difficult to work for, the work experience is not so great.

    Advice to Management

    Invest, mentor provide guidance.

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    IT Operations Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cary, NC
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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at SAS Institute (Cary, NC).


    First contact via email to coordinate a phone call. First phone call was a very simple non-technical review of a resume: Explain the keywords used in your resume and justify their presence. This was *not* a formal technical screening. Passing the call involves an in-person interview that was conducted in three phases: 1. Human Resources discussion of the position being applied for as well as the perks and benefits of working for SAS Institute. 2. A technical panel interview of technical management from related departments as well as the hiring manager 3. A technical panel interview of all team members that would be working alongside you in the position The manager panel is mostly sociological and personal. The team panel is technical and individual team members put forth questions to be answered. Some are simple, others are not.

    Interview Questions

    • Define the sticky bit and when might you use it?   1 Answer
    • Two database servers are experiencing latency. Explain where you would begin troubleshooting the behavior?   1 Answer
    • How would one access a Windows share from Linux?   1 Answer
    • How do you expand or reduce an existing partition via LVM?   1 Answer
    • What is your experiencing administering Windows or servers? What is your experiencing administering VMware hosts/clusters/vCenter?   1 Answer

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 10000+ 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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