SAS Institute

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Sas is not a sales cutlure, sales people were treated as a necessary evil

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Former Employee - Account Executive in Raleigh, NC
Former Employee - Account Executive in Raleigh, NC

I worked at SAS Institute

Pros

Benefits were great and work life balance was good.

Cons

The pay was horrific, the movement of accounts made no sense and the managers are comped on team achievement not total number. So they would move accts around to under achieving reps to ensure the "team" hits the number. As an individual contributor this is not a good place for sales people to grow and advance professionally. Great technology - it would be much better if someone w/o a PhD could understand how to use it.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay the comissions due to the reps and stop moving accounts around to "socialize" the number.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    An abnormal experience in a department with a supervisor that should have been fired

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    Former Employee - Computer Operations Specialist in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Computer Operations Specialist in Cary, NC

    I worked at SAS Institute

    Pros

    GREAT benefits; best i have ever seen
    Room to grow
    Challenging
    Everyone is on the same team
    Treated with respect and valued as an employee

    Cons

    Human Resources needs to take seriously and do something about the complaints of employees, especially if more than one person is complaining about the same issue and they are willing to leave a place they like due to the same issue. One bad apple should not be allowed to spoil the whole bunch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't allow lower management to turn employees into disgruntled unhappy and stressed workers. Listen to employers and take them seriously.

    Recommends
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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    SAS is all about Dr. Goodnight. Nothing gets done unless Dr. Goodnight approves it.

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    Current Employee - Director in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Director in Cary, NC

    I have been working at SAS Institute

    Pros

    Easy, relaxed, country-club environment where you can get to play voleey-ball with Sr. Directors and Vice-Presidents.

    Cons

    Working at SAS is like working at a Lab. Most of the work is academic in nature and rarely applicable to real-life cases. For those used to getting things done, SAS is not the best place to work at. In fact, it is a greta place to work at for those who are contempt with their lifes and want to find a good place to retire in North Carolina.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executives at SAS Institute should challenge Dr. Goodnight more regularly and provide accurate information about the market place. Execuitves rarely share information down the chain of command.

    No opinion of CEO
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