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Helpful (6)

Everything you've heard is true

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
Recommends
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for SAS Institute

  1. Helpful (1)

    good enviroment, low pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Research Statistician in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Research Statistician in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family Benifites, good working enviroment,

    Cons

    Less promotional opportunity. low manager quality.

    Advice to Management

    less politics


  2. Helpful (4)

    OK

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Cary, NC
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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