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Everything you've heard is true

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cary, NC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC

I worked at SAS Institute

Pros

The company truly values employees and customers. The commitment to work/life balance comes from the top down and they believe in it. As a result, employees treat each other fairly and well. There is a tremendous sense of camaraderie. And the benefits really are top notch.

Cons

Nobody ever leaves, so it can be hard to move up. There are a lot of smart people there, and a lot of hard working people, but also a lot of people who don't seem to accomplish or contribute much other than add to the process. The "no layoffs" mentality, for good or ill, means that SAS never undergoes the clean up of the dead wood that routinely happens at other companies. The culture of consensus means that nearly anyone can derail a project, even if it has little or nothing to do with their area of responsibility.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You need to be able to add headcount to grow. You can't both add new talent and keep headcount static unless you move out some underperformers. This is causing you to stagnate.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    good enviroment, low pay

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Statistician  in  Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Research Statistician in Cary, NC

    I worked at SAS Institute

    Pros

    Family Benifites, good working enviroment,

    Cons

    Less promotional opportunity. low manager quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less politics

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    OK

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager  in  Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Cary, NC

    I have been working at SAS Institute

    Pros

    It is a great place to work if you have children and love doughnuts and snacks. Friendly people.

    Cons

    A lot of dead wood. There is no merit based performance evaluation and promotion. It is managed like government. You get a promotion when time comes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your employees more, make the company more productive and competitive by paying industry standards.

    Disapproves of CEO
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