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SAS Institute Reviews

Updated 17 September 2018
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  • "Work/Life balance seems to be a thing of the past" (in 19 reviews)

  • "On balance SAS is a great place to work" (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "European Pre-Sales Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - JMP European Pre-sales Manager in Marlow, England
    Current Employee - JMP European Pre-sales Manager in Marlow, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best job I've had and best company I've worked for. I work with great talented people and management motivate and trust people to work on the right things.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any down sides. Head hunters try to interest me in other jobs and I politely tell them to go away.

    Advice to Management

    Cary on. You do a great job of communicating strategies and provide a productive and fulfilling environment, thank you very much.


  2. "Working at SAS"

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

    Pros

    Some really smart people
    Good benefits and working environment

    Cons

    Internally slow and cumbersome at times
    New directions take time to materialise

    Advice to Management

    Keep focussing on agility and execution

  3. "Pays the bills"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Quality Analyst in Marlow, England
    Current Employee - Data Quality Analyst in Marlow, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits package. Flexible working hours. Other employees are friendly and helpful....well most of them!

    Cons

    Often get the impression management don't care. If your job doesn't directly make money then you're practically invisible. It's easy to get stuck in a rut.


  4. "Very good company in a competitive market"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Marlow, England
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Marlow, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting technology, training opportunities, good work/life balance

    Cons

    internal politics and unclear overall strategy about globalisation and how the organisation will evolve.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it simple, cut down the politics


  5. "Great company to work for and highly relevant to its customers"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly relevant technology offerings to help customers reach their goals. Lots of interesting and goal orientated people to work with, who on the whole leave their egos outside the office. Everyone gets a chance to share ideas through friendly communication channels.

    Cons

    As with all large companies there are unwanted/outdated practices and lethargy in places. Would like to see the company be more agile and take ideas directly from those employees who have proven insight into the minds of a wide range of customers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the experts below the management structures and have faith to have an integrated approach to moving the business forward for the next 40 years.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "We stand at a cross roads"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlow, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlow, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New leadership for consulting in the UK gives the opportunity for positive change.
    Not everyone that was adding value has jumped ship - SAS UK still has a chance to recover. Most employees do really care about the success of our customers and the business.
    Pension is pretty good.
    New technology releases have the potential to reinforce position as market leader.

    Cons

    6 months, No sign of change.

    UK leadership still haven't acknowledged the removal of the Xmas party - it's the elephant in the room. The lack of ownership for this decision shows the contempt that senior leadership have for the employees.

    The benefits are no better than anywhere else - they're outsourced & 'off the shelf'. The UK dines off of the reputation of the US campus. In reality, like most firms in the UK, it's part of the collective race to the bottom.

    Lack of internal information makes it difficult to up skill in the latest technologies.

    Advice to Management

    If you continue to erode the culture and alienate your employees you won't be successful. Put real leaders in positions of authority, trust your staff and rebuild the team culture.


  7. "sas professional services"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people who are willing to collaborate to get the job done

    Cons

    Demanding clients mean long hours and weekend working on some projects. Selling software remains the number 1 objective

    Advice to Management

    Pick managers who can be managers, not just the best technical people

  8. "An Exclusive Club"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Director in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing Employee Benefits, Excellent work/life balance, genuine high technology developed in house - not simply glueing together other software components.

    Cons

    Lots of politics, minimal scope for innovation, 'big company' culture.

    Advice to Management

    You are very successful, keep doing what you are doing


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Bullying tactics are not welcome"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of great benefits Some co-workers great. Staff canteen great.

    Cons

    Local management team not up to motivating staff. Culture of favourites and if you are not you do not feel welcome

    Advice to Management

    Advice to Jim. Declutter your regions of senior management who are enforcing a bullying culture


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Shocking"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlow, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlow, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The UK office is set in beautiful grounds. They have a great product set. US and wider EMEA teams are really supportive.

    Cons

    Bad management in the UK, bullying, so many politics, constantly changing the goal posts, shockingly inefficient communication. Distincly average benefits package. I don't know how this place wins Great Places to Work - simply awful


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