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SAS=Stepford

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Former Employee - Project Manager in Cary, NC
Former Employee - Project Manager in Cary, NC

I worked at SAS Institute

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Benefits and lack of surprises. Nothing much ever changes around SAS, so if you like a routine, you'll like SAS.

Cons

Nothing much ever changes around SAS, so if you want to make progress or be creative, you'll be stifled.

Advice to Management

Get your heads out of the sand--SAS software doesn't work and is a pain to use. Stop pretending like nobody can touch SAS's functionality, because even SAS software can't do most of what it claims to do. A sales process that requires a year to purchase and an installation process that requires a lengthy service call is not intelligent business.

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  1. Change the culture from a feudal system to a real multinational company.

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    Current Employee - Principal Developer in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Principal Developer in Cary, NC

    I have been working at SAS Institute

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Job security for GOOD professional employees with extensive scope to move around the company. The benefits are remarkably generous, and Dr Goodnight genuinely cares about his employees; unlike the pretention proffered by most companies. Some very smart people at SAS Institute; and once one avoids the "idiots" and "sloths", one can actually make a huge impact inspite of the very poor management.

    The ability to be treated with respect and given own office is tantamount to very productive work for most of the employees.

    Cons

    The very poor middle-management. Very ineffective and usually the least bright take on management. Most of the managers run for office, hoping to be "liked" by their reports, and all are confined by the restrictive culture. Upper management are very poor communicators; and do not stimulate employees.

    Need to weed out the losers. There are many - perhaps 10%.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage people with intelligence; and don't pretend that you are effective when being gregarious and falling into the common denominator on decision making.

  2. SAS is a good employer, if you aren't the only breadwinner...

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cary, NC

    I have been working at SAS Institute

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and vacation time are very good.

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Improve salaries, make advancement easier.

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