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6 people found this helpful  

Everything you've heard is true

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Cary, NC

ProsThe 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.

ConsNobody 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 Senior ManagementYou 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    4 people found this helpful  

    OK

    Business Development Manager (Current Employee) Cary, NC

    I have been working at SAS Institute


    Pros: It is a great place to work if you have… Cons: A lot of dead wood. There is no merit based performance evaluation and… Advice to Senior Management: Empower your employees more, make the company more productive and… More
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    1 person found this helpful  

    good enviroment, low pay

    Senior Research Statistician (Former Employee) Cary, NC

    I worked at SAS Institute


    Pros: Family Benifites, good working enviroment, Cons: Less promotional opportunity. low manager quality. Advice to Senior Management: less politics Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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