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SAS Institute Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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  • If you're in an oncall rotation your work/life balance will suffer (in 15 reviews)

  • little room for technical advancement outside r&d (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (15)

    "Benefits decreased by up to $10,000 this year"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Fuquay-Varina, NC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Fuquay-Varina, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SAS Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Honestly the food is the best benefit of all. It is top notch and delicious. Architecture and new buildings are beautiful. Colleagues are smart.

    Cons

    This WAS a great place to work. Unfortunately, they've decided to increase healthcare costs and allow employees to shoulder higher out-of-pocket costs. In addition, the retirement plan took a drastic hit. While HR would like you to "think" that increasing employer contributions to 6% is a great deal for employees, this is actually standard for a company of this size. Oh, and they took away the end of year employer retirement contribution - the best benefit of all (this is literally a $10k decrease in benefits for many people). But did you hear they added a few measly weeks onto maternity leave, making it more in line with other companies? I'm not sure how SAS was the best place to work in years prior, but I think they are barely squeaking by now as a "regular" company.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out if you want to keep young employees because these "perks" you keep talking about are standard issue at this point for many companies. Increase bonuses or merit increases to be more in line with rising costs in the Triangle


  2. "Campaign and Events Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Culture, Friendly, Flexibility, People

    Cons

    Best opportunities are at corporate headquarters in NC

  3. "Great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAS Institute full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    401k matching not very competitive


  4. "Great Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    10+ Years at SAS and never want to leave.

    Cons

    At an inflection point in our biz, working hard to make it all work.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for the respect you show employees. Having said that, expect more from your employees.


  5. "Great Place to Work for a reason"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Systems Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Systems Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SAS Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, incredible respect, lots of freedom and opportunities given to new hires. Great work/life balance

    Cons

    Older company with older technology, can feel daunted by competitors


  6. "QA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work with.

    Cons

    Fulltime positions fills up internally.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Once competitive, but no longer so."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Great co-workers
    On-site gym and healthcare
    Most employees have their own office
    Onsite cafes
    Parental leave
    Some managers get it. If you have a good one, you’ll be happy and likely stay.

    Cons

    Legacy employees who need to retire or leave but Goodnight won’t layoff because of his pride of “years of successful growth without layoffs”.
    Low Salary
    HR’s rules don’t apply to HR
    No profit sharing (Used to be double digits, but it’s gone in 2018 - trying to remain competitive!)
    Top-heavy management
    Disjointed/lack of vision and focus - always playing catch-up to competitors, not building what customers want with regards to cloud.
    Low sales numbers = low morale
    Lack of work flexibility options - Goodnight built this so he wants people to come to work.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest. Be good to your employees. Let them know they are valued and give them growth opportunities. Demand concrete vision from department heads and how you can succeed. The company is way behind our competitors in many ways and there is too much politics in the way for someone to swoop in and save the company because everyone has to have a say.

  8. "Great place not as great as once was"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Specialist in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Specialist in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Work life balance, benefits like pool, gym and generous vacation.

    Cons

    Chances are you might stay to long waiting on management opportunity that will never come. Managers that are good at a discipline but not necessarily good leaders of people. Look after their careers, but don’t worry too much about you.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Remote, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life balance. This is the place where old software people go to die. In fact, the turnover rate matches the US mortality rate. Coincidence?

    Cons

    No new products and those that came out were nightmares

    Advice to Management

    Go public so the new owners can clean house.


  10. "SVP"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SAS Institute full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are excellent as is the work-life balance.

    Cons

    No equity. Benefits shrinking each year.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course with some minor changes that will benefit the overall employee compensation package.


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