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SAS Institute Reviews

Updated 20 March 2019
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  • "Great company that values work/life balance" (in 264 reviews)

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

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  1. "Senior technical support engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SAS Institute full-time

    Pros

    Job security, you will never loose your job

    Cons

    Sas pays Lower than average salary


  2. Helpful (13)

    "Toxic dump"

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    Current Employee - Global Account Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Global Account Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits reasonable. That's about it

    Cons

    Nobody buys SAS anymore. Business just managing decline with a YOY decline in business of 40%. Probably SAS' Kodak moment - doubt they will be around for long. SAS technology no longer competitive - companies that have SAS installed are being gouged, and are looking for ways to get out of contracts. Seriously bad management.

    Advice to Management

    Get your CV's in order - with an attrition rate of nearly 50% you aren't going to be there long.

  3. Helpful (7)

    "All that glitters isn't gold"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlow, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlow, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful grounds, fantastic restaurant, great Company benefits

    Cons

    HR department - AKA The Stepford wife's

    Advice to Management

    This could be a fantastic Company to work for if there were not so many office politics. If your face fits, you will go far at SAS, however if anyone on the EXEC team or HR department take a disliking to you, your cards are marked. Please get rid of the dead wood, especially in HR and replace with individuals that actually want to work hard and be accountable for their actions. Look into their KPI results which have been completely tampered to show that they are a high flying department. Quite possibly the laziest HR team you will ever encounter.....


  4. Helpful (4)

    "JMP division Marlow UK? Don’t bother."

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Marlow, England
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Marlow, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very beautiful office grounds in Marlow. Lunch provided at low cost. Great presales support, good sales trainings. Good team outside of the U.K.

    Cons

    Toxic environment. Inside sales team disgraceful, management can’t keep their hands off their staff, HR and upper management pathetic, huge commission payout mistakes, marketing manager sleeping at a customer event.

    Advice to Management

    Time for change.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Client Manager
    Former Employee - Client Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SAS Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lovely environment in Marlow, food was great.

    Cons

    lack of leadership, but they do try but it comes across a bit fake

    Advice to Management

    Make more of an effort


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SAS Institute (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Subsdised lunch, beautiful campus, family culture

    Cons

    Below market rate salary, poor exec leadership


  7. Helpful (1)

    "SAS Glasgow"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate Product Specialist in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Product Specialist in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The office is in the city centre so commuting is not a problem. The work environment is fantastic with plenty of support throughout a project as well as in regards to personal growth/development.

    Cons

    Do not let you bring your dog to work.

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Ok but losing market share and being distracted by internal globalisation process"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SAS Institute full-time

    Pros

    SAS Viya is good technology that offers customers a lot
    Some great technical people in region and head office
    Lovely offices and facilities

    Cons

    Regional and country management do not understand AI and the value that it can bring. There are more interested in internal sales processes and do not offer vision / leadership
    Reputation in the market place is that SAS isboring old school but not cool "old skool"
    Too many products and solutions so lack of focus and expertise. Need to rationalise

    Advice to Management

    Oliver provides a great vision on technology however is being let down by lack of dynamic leadership in sales, professional services and marketing.


  9. "SAS Institute"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good work environment/atmosphere
    - pay and benefits are good

    Cons

    - some dated technology
    - could provide more opportunities to learn

    Advice to Management

    Don't be to distant and help give newer employees opportunities to learn


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, needs to accelerate change"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlow, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlow, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great premises
    Good work/life balance
    Great software

    Cons

    Slow to adapt
    Complacent in marketplace
    Struggling to win new business