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Engaging and dynamic workplace that has both the benefits and downsides of a privately held company.

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

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Everyone's skills are put to use. Each employee is given the chance to find a place to contribute and feel like they are valuable to the company's success. The culture at SAS encourages employees to care about their work instead of treating it like just a means to a paycheck which I think contributes to a lot of the company's innovation

Cons

There are a lot of project teams within the company that don't communicate or sometimes even know of each other's existence and so many times work is repeated unnecessarily and many products have heavily overlapping functionality. Also, SAS tends to concede to the customers desires even when the customer's request is vague and fulfilling it can be detrimental to the overall software offering. This is pretty common for a company with fewer large customers but it can be an obstacle to the quality of the products at times.

Advice to Management

There needs to be either a very clear path laid out for employees to follow or there needs to be less concern about about retaliation when voicing concerns about the company direction to higher level management. Having very loose goals and no easy way to clarify or direct those goals leads to a lot of our current inefficiency.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Good community

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAS Institute full-time

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

    Pros

    Good community, good R&D budget, good chance for development

    Cons

    Blinded by internal processes A bit of a cult

    Advice to Management

    Look for more diversity and encourage innovation through mangement levels to employees.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Customer-focused, employee-focused and innovative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Marketing in Cary, NC

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing workplace culture, flexible work environment, challenging/stimulating work, customer-focused. The formula works.

    Cons

    none that I have experienced.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Flexible management, not micro-managers (in my experience), encourage opportunities for growth.


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