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SAS Institute Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Feb 10, 2020

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SAS Institute CEO Jim Goodnight
Jim Goodnight
898 Ratings
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  • "If you're not in Cary your experience is totally different(in 36 reviews)

  • "It depends on the individual manager and department whether there is "work/life balance"(in 26 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "SAS is one of the best companies to work for"

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    Current Employee - Global Technical Alliance Manager in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really smart and caring people, great innovative products that make a difference to peoples lives everyday, focused leadership, unmatched benefits, great work life balance, beautiful campus, healthcare facility on campus, daycare and preschool for employees kids on campus, 6 cafeterias that offer different cuisines everyday and the list goes on.

    Cons

    None. Absolutely love my company and proud to say that I work for SAS. I have not once looked out for a posting outside SAS in my last 10 years.

    SAS Institute2020-02-05
  2. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Machine Learning Developer in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAS Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance, good health insurance if you live in Cary

    Cons

    not much of research, mostly looking to see what the other have done and implement them for a practical usage.

    SAS Institute2020-02-03
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Company is falling behind the times"

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    Current Employee - Writer in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, beautiful campus, work/life balance for a limited group

    Cons

    Employee skills are falling behind because there are so many internal software practices that are not marketable outside of the company. Employees are in for a rude awakening if they are laid off and need to find a job. It depends on the individual manager and department whether there is "work/life balance". Working from home is rare and frowned upon.

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    SAS Institute2020-02-05
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great company, but plenty of room for improvement"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAS Institute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits and great work-life balance. Beautiful campus with access to a healthcare facility, gym, day care, dry cleaning, hair salon/barber and great food.

    Cons

    No transparency with promotions. There's often no clear path for upward mobility. Very little diversity in every level of management, but most apparent in the higher levels. It would be great to see more external highers from different industries for VP level positions.

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    SAS Institute2020-01-08
  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Construction Business Manager in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work/life balance, respect, transparency, good people

    Cons

    Hard to get training or personal growth

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    SAS Institute2020-01-14
  6. "Company culture--great, communication needs work"

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    Former Intern - Software Developer in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SAS Institute for more than a year

    Pros

    The work-life balance attitude at SAS is amazing. The benefits and services available to employees are fantastic. The work environment was supportive and relatively laid back. All of my teammates and supervisors were ready and willing to help me when a challenge arose that I couldn't figure out.

    Cons

    The communication between HR personnel and Managers could be improved.

    SAS Institute2020-01-07
  7. Helpful (9)

    "Company is lost at sea"

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

    I worked at SAS Institute full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People are mostly very nice. Certain uses of the products do help make the world a better place. For some departments, work/life balance is great. If your leader is a workaholic, though, that goes out the window. The campus environment is quite pleasant (art, walking trails, new buildings, great gym, etc.) The subsidized food is amazing. So is being able to order meals to take home. Being closed between Christmas and New Years is nice. If all you are looking for is comfort, SAS may be the place for you.

    Cons

    If you can see beyond the end of your own nose, SAS might not be the place for you. Feels like a cult...insular and self-absorbed. A culture of leaders not trusting their people and micromanaging their work. Tons of nepotism. Noticeable levels of sexism. People who have been there forever and never leave make it hard to advance. People who have never worked anywhere else or seen anything other than the world of SAS make it very hard to introduce any fresh ideas. Climate feels stale and inward-looking. Company doesn't see itself clearly and is far too impressed with itself. Bad leaders are left in place FOREVER. Customers say the product is antiquated and hard to use, and it feels like the business is starting to slip away. Company is managed by fiat. Dr. Goodnight is a dictator, and not always a benevolent one. Salaries are lower than they should be. If you don't have kids, you may feel like you are subsidizing everyone else's daycare bill. The SAS you hear about is the SAS of 20 years ago. When I left, morale was seriously slipping, just like the best place to work rankings.

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    SAS Institute2019-12-27
  8. "Best place to work for.."

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, great benefits, great work/life balance

    Cons

    Sort of, it can be hard to move up ..

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    SAS Institute2019-12-19
  9. Helpful (1)

    "A company with a very strong work-life balance, yet very static to evolve (and adapt to the competitions challenges)"

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    Current Employee - Machine Learning Developer 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, and some great people.

    Cons

    Very slow to change, highly static culture, and alarming loss of talented colleagues.

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    SAS Institute2019-12-20
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Awesome benefits and work life balance! Pay is a little lacking unfortunately."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, work life balance, amenities

    Cons

    Salary, opportunity for advancement, low bonuses

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    SAS Institute2019-11-11

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