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"SAS=Stepford"

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Former Employee - Project Manager in Cary, NC
Former Employee - Project Manager in Cary, NC
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Benefits and lack of surprises. Nothing much ever changes around SAS, so if you like a routine, you'll like SAS.

Cons

Nothing much ever changes around SAS, so if you want to make progress or be creative, you'll be stifled.

Advice to Management

Get your heads out of the sand--SAS software doesn't work and is a pain to use. Stop pretending like nobody can touch SAS's functionality, because even SAS software can't do most of what it claims to do. A sales process that requires a year to purchase and an installation process that requires a lengthy service call is not intelligent business.

Other Employee Reviews for SAS Institute

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Stable technology employer."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Management in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Account Management in Cary, NC
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits (Medical, Retirement, Profit Sharing) are great. Job security is strong. Not a tremendous amount of pressure from Management. Provides great work - life balance as one is able to manage their work pretty effectively.

    Cons

    Not a tremendously inspiring work environment. Large, slow moving organization. Tremendously centralized executive management decision making processes creates organizational bureaucracy which can be very de-motivating. Not a great place for someone who is hungry and wants to work hard to achieve career advancement. A much better fit for an employee who is looking for a stable environment where they can manage their work and provide time for activities/interests outside of work.

    Advice to Management

    Improve employee motivation. Provide clearer career path for employees who want to advance their careers, take on additional responsibility and ultimately, make more money.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "It doesn't get much better than this"

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

    Pros

    The company has great technology, supports work/life issues very well, has generous benefits and perqs, provides a wonderful work environment, and provides job security during economic downturns (since SAS is private). Dr. Goodnight really seems to appreciate the employees (really - he doesn't just say it, he means it, and he backs it up with $$). The company also has a very international feeling, since half of our employees and over half of our revenues come from outside the US.

    Cons

    No tuition reimbursement plan. Company is a bit insular. Long term employees have had it so good for so long that they sometimes fail to appreciate how great a workplace SAS really is.

    Advice to Management

    More communication about how the company is doing financially.

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