SAS Institute Reviews | Glassdoor

SAS Institute Reviews

Updated February 7, 2019
1,119 reviews

Filter

Filter


3.9
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
SAS Institute CEO Jim Goodnight
Jim Goodnight
724 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • "Great company that values work/life balance" (in 264 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, flexible schedule" (in 107 reviews)

Cons
More Pros and Cons

  1. "Marketing Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people; low cost, on-site daycare and preschool

    Cons

    Low salaries - they used to say because the benefits were worth so much, but now on par with most other tech companies

    Advice to Management

    Address performance issues!


  2. "Decent"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SAS Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone gets their own office, very nice campus with good amenities.

    Cons

    Very difficult to move up, turn over is low, and so is headcount growth, which equals few opportunities to move.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great culture with below average compensation"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SAS Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours
    Wonderful people to work with

    Cons

    Below average compensation for young professionals. I'm not sure why HR would think any young professional would care about day care and on site services as a reason to stay. Pay at least according to the market average and keep the talent.

    Advice to Management

    The laid back culture needs to change. The management needs to set aggressive targets and should hold its employees accountable to stay competitive in this field.


  4. "Just the facts"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work/life balance, amazing benefits (if you work in Cary), fast growing market, large customer base, excellent products

    Cons

    Poor go-to-market strategy. Nepotism galore. Lots of drama. Prior sales management regime was among industry worst.

    Advice to Management

    Historically a great company. Change needed.


  5. "Still a great place to work!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAS Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I feel like my contribution matters.

    Cons

    A lot of changes are a little unsettling.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits but weak sales culture"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAS Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and employee community

    Cons

    Weak sales culture and widespread favoritism through out the company


  7. "Account Executive"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company benefits and great technology.

    Cons

    It's a large organization, therefore tough to get some changes made that are necessary for success

  8. Helpful (6)

    "A company that saw its legacy failing and watched..."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SAS Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for young sales people to gain experience. Stay a year or two and leave for better opportunities. The sales engineers at SAS are excellent!

    Cons

    Politics, dying product line, missed opportunities, head in the sand vs competition, marketing is awful, sales management is old and outdated, senior management just changed and they come from long time successful areas in Government and Finance. They will be facing big problems in the other areas. Inexperienced management, aging management.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace open source, know the competition, partner with interesting technologies that can make SAS fresh again. Look at sales management and make changes to bring in talent that understands open source and the outside world. Marketing is awful, find someone that has a skill set in this area from a dynamic company - make it fresh. Stop hiring from within, that isn't working.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager

    I worked at SAS Institute full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance
    Brilliant colleagues
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Politics and favoritism
    Questionable direction
    Lack of advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Until the bad and the ugly are cleaned up , the former glory is unlikely to be fully restored.


  10. "Senior Software Developer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SAS Institute full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I love the people, the products, and the management.

    Cons

    We work hard. But, we build wonderful products

    Advice to Management

    keep building... keep reaching.