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SAS Institute Reviews

Updated 18 October 2017
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  • If you're in an oncall rotation your work/life balance will suffer (in 13 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Bullying tactics are not welcome"

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    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


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Shocking"

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    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


  3. "Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SAS Institute full-time

    Pros

    All staff are friendly and helpful so nice culture in place.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities are limited for management level roles

    Advice to Management

    Share more information down the chain


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Development Tester in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Development Tester in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Regular hours with optional overtime. You don't feel pressured to work overtime at all, so work/life balance is good. Salary and benefits are generous. Once you are in the door, progression along your chosen path is well laid out and achievable. The staff are mostly friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Cross discipline progression was extremely limited, due to a recruitment freeze. Sometimes there are meetings for the sake of them, rather than following the AGILE method, so be aware of the beaurocracy involved. The companies methods are somewhat old fashioned, so new graduates should be aware that some things you have learned at university will be completely ignored.

    Advice to Management

    Have less meetings, and let people get on with their jobs. Use AGILE and allow developers and testers to communicate ideas less formally, to get the work done faster.


  6. "Great work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Company tries to treat people well
    Some brilliant people, knowledge and experience

    Cons

    Maybe not the cutting edge and pace of other software vendors


  7. Helpful (1)

    "SAS Ireland -"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Job security
    Good commission
    Product portfolio is ok

    Cons

    Management are pathetic
    Promoted account executive to Sales Manager who had never hit target
    Retained staff who didn't perform

    Advice to Management

    Show courage and honesty


  8. "Great place to work all round"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people are all very kind and friendly. They really care for their staff with health care, food and working environment. Very easy to fit into the team.

    Cons

    There are no 'cons' to working at SAS.


  9. "Limited opportunity for development"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlow, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlow, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strongest company in it's field. Respected leader.

    Cons

    Company has a disjointed strategy.


  10. "Delighted"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlow, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlow, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great office atmosphere. People are friendly and always willing to help especially if you are a new person coming in. The industry is hot at the moment so it's exciting, varied work where there is room for you to innovate.

    Cons

    Location. Marlow is a bit expensive to live in, and not much to do around the area if you are young.

    Advice to Management

    Management is decent but it would be good to keep junior level employees in the know sometimes.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "UK gone downhill. Global change not manageed well. Great global company"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Marlow, England
    Former Employee - Manager in Marlow, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting solutions, great learning experience, great people, quality environment, global reach, good focus on customers

    Cons

    internal silos and politics, low quality UK leader (2013-present 2015). Organisational change management done poorly. limited vision for future

    Advice to Management

    have the courage to remove under performers. communicate better


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