SAS Institute Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAS Institute

    Pros

    good benefit. Recreation & Fitness Center and the onsite daycare are the highlights.
    health care plan is considered excellent by many, although not the best.

    Cons

    Because of the good benefit, many senior employees stay in the company for a long time, which is good. However, it slows your way up to some extent.

  2. 3 people found this helpful

    Great company, but like any, there are pros and cons...

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

    I have been working at SAS Institute full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful work life balance and job security. If you understand and adhere to the culture, you can easily work at SAS for the rest of your career.

    Cons

    SAS is about R&D and Sales (i.e. making software --> selling software) Hyper focused on selling software instead of solutions. Services organization is not what you would expect from a top tier analytics company, it is an IT body shop run by project managers who don't understand (or value) analytics or business consulting.

    As expected with a company that has great work life balance and low turnover, there is a mix of bright hardworking employees, and employees that are very complacent. Also has many employees (at all levels) that have never worked outside of SAS and don't understand or appreciate some of the best practices in the industry (or in business in general).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place more value on services.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    In general is a good company but managers are not good. You can stay in the same position forever.

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

    I worked at SAS Institute full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are great. the campus and buildings are beautiful, good food in the cafeteria. People is friendly. the bad working environment is compensated by the benefits. Most employees have an office

    Cons

    Managers do not know how to manage. Most managers are promoted by friendship,
    If you are lucky your manager will leave you alone and you will do the work. But a lot of them are micromanagers
    There are a lot of politics in this company. You have to watch your back all the time
    If you have a problem with a manager, HR will not support you, They will look the other way

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    An excellent developer does not mean he/she can be a good manager.
    HR must support all employees not just managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. A great place to work, but...

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

    I have been working at SAS Institute full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Energized co-workers for the most part

    Cons

    Career growth is limited
    Low-level managers lack people skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up with headcount, raises and promotions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Software Developer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer III in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Software Developer III in Cary, NC

    I worked at SAS Institute full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    great benefits, great perks, they follow agile development process, they have lots of activities for employees such as soccer, gym, ping pong, etc. great cafeterias with great food.

    Cons

    they are a bit slow on staying up to date with technology. management only cares to get things done. they are not on your side to build a great team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no trust on leadership

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great place to work at.

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

    I worked at SAS Institute

    Pros

    There are treats on Wednesdays.

    Cons

    Hardly that I know of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Cary, NC
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Cary, NC

    I worked at SAS Institute as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    M&M's are excellent and lots of freedom

    Cons

    Lower Salary, but got my own office as an intern

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Stuff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 4 people found this helpful

    SAS and those who left it

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

    I worked at SAS Institute full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    SAS in Cary, NC has a beautiful "campus" with great exercise options for lunch breaks. The people I worked with were for the most part nice and intelligent. The workload was acceptable. Benefits were good.

    Cons

    SAS pays you for 35 hours but I never worked less than 40, and usually 45 - 48. They have some managers who discriminate on age and gender. When you go to HR they are behind management. This HR scenario happened to me, as well as to 5 others working in my area, and we all left SAS within 2 years for other companies because of poor treatment. My manager did not like me exercising at lunch (he did not himself) and badgered me endlessly to stop until I complained to HR. I left and have never looked back at this privately held company. When I read how SAS is a #1 company, I smile wryly, as me and those who left it think otherwise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dr. Goodnight needs to be more aware and active in listening to his employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. awesome i miss it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer Intern in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Network Engineer Intern in Cary, NC

    I worked at SAS Institute

    Pros

    awesome co-workers, over all great and helpfull people,huge campus

    Cons

    no cons as such, the company is awesome

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at SAS Institute full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Private, employee focused as well as customer focused.

    Cons

    Experience and Quality of management can be varied and unpredictable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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