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SAS Institute Reviews

Updated 20 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 (1)

    "Working at SAS"

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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
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAS Institute full-time

    Pros

    I like working at SAS and think its a really good company to work for. SAS is in generally full of a lot of bright, highly capable, team orientated people. The account execs are good and professional and there is a lot of good team work to get things done. The grounds are just beautiful in Marlow and the staff are looked after really well in terms of benefits. SAS UK has a mix of private and corporate culture - the private aspect makes it feel a smaller, more personal company compared to others. The company is undergoing change and for those coming in and used to corporate culture its nothing new but I get the impression SAS UK was far less prone to this type of thing in the past which I am sure was a good thing.As a company the SAS culture rates a lot more highly than many others in this area is my view - I personally think you'd be hard pressed to beat it.

    Cons

    As the company becomes globalised it is taking on a more corporate feel and may lose a bit of that personal feel which I think is what many long term employees don't like. I think you would have to be happy to be tolerant to the usual frustrations a big corporate can bring - take the good bits and enjoy them - there are a lot and ignore the elements you can't change. There is a lot of quite fiddly process - be prepared for a good proportion of your job at any level to be in the detail of administration of accounts - however in some ways that brings you all together and makes things feel more personal!

    Advice to Management

    Keep the personal touch in the UK. Think of the welfare of your employees and the good work will follow. Streamline the administration processes to run accounts :-) .


  2. "Professional Services, SAS"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent work culture, everybody is super friendly, approachable and really helpful.
    I am a recent starter and have been put on a personal development plan where I hope to gain numerous SAS certifications and learn all about the tools I need to best fulfil the role.
    The structure of my development plan is very clear and I have lots of weekly meetings with my manager to assess my performance and make sure that I'm on track.
    Huge range of opportunities and different sectors of analysis that I can choose to go into once I am up and running.
    Social life is very good. We have weekly socials whereby we go for a drink and food and I also participate in the SAS football team!
    Excellent recent intake of graduates. Developing up and coming young talents to be the future of the company. One such method is by putting us onto the OPEN programme where we will gain skills in leadership and management.
    Wealth of experience in the team
    Amazing offices. Recent additions include pool tables, air hockey tables and a small golf course.

    All in all an amazing place to work with great project opportunities always on the horizon and personal development always at the forefront of their thinking.

    Cons

    Yet to encounter any issues or problems with SAS


  3. "SAS - great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Marlow, England
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Marlow, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Marlow campus is a great work environment, lovely surroundings, excellent (and very cheap)restaurant, unlimited tea, coffee, juice on tap, superb recreational facilities including cricket and it's own 3-hole pitch & putt course, pool tables and much more. People are exceptionally friendly and welcoming, there is a genuine and deep-rooted feel good culture about this company, people are very proud to work here and often stay for many years.

    Cons

    None really if you work hard, contribute and are good at your job

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the impressive efforts to enhance and improve what is already a great place to work


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Pre Sales"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant in Marlow, England
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant in Marlow, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    It's a steady, slowly growing company. Lots of fabulous people. Great perks and benefits. Lovely working environment.

    Cons

    There's no real vision or leadership. Product roadmap feels sluggish.


  6. Helpful (11)

    "Going downhill fast!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Marlow, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Marlow, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic people, enthusiastic, collaborative, great location and grounds at UK hq

    Cons

    What was once a brilliant company to work for is going downhill fast and no-one in senior management seems to be doing anything about it, despite receiving feedback from staff. Professional services senior management are being allowed to rule with a culture of bullying. Staff attrition is at an all time high. Management egos are getting in the way of making best business decisions. The level of staff satisfaction is at an all time low, with many people leaving or looking to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff with respect and integrity.


  7. Helpful (10)

    "Integrity for sale"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent technology although a bit outdated

    Cons

    Unprofessional and incompetent management
    Staff are frequently shafted
    Culture of bullying
    Complete lack of integrity at senior management level
    No creativity

    Advice to Management

    Take a long look at the repeat offenders and deal with them.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Rapidly declining morale and good people leaving."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAS Institute full-time

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for with good benefits, great office space and surroundings. Staff are helpful to each other whenever possible.

    Cons

    Poor Professional Services Management in UK with little or no understanding of what the work of their staff involves on a day to day basis. Random decision making that appears to have no substance.


  9. "I enjoy working for SAS Scotland R&D because of good work atmosphere."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    kind of people you'd be dealing with -- most of whom exhibit true Scottish values: equality, strong ethics, social responsibility and kindness.

    Cons

    some of the processes, such as IT policy. ISO 27001

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that future products are developed locally. International collaboration with unclear technical lead responsibility, non-uniform processes, poorly specified component's internal APIs and locations spread across various time zones can swing the project from success to failure. All of these can be much easier handled by having any project tight into specific location.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "No wonder we are one of the best companies to work for!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture, ability to effect a change across all levels of the business, employees input hugely important to senior management, great rewards and salary packages and the facilities are second to none. Did I say one of the best companies to work for in the World!

    Cons

    Being in one of the hottest markets where people are constantly being poached and approached, hard to keep the view of the SAS culture under this pressure

    Advice to Management

    Staff are the key resource that you have, forget the great Analytical Software


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Welcoming, stimulating, challenging and full of opportunity - Welcome to SAS !"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Sales in London, England
    Current Employee - Director of Sales in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    SAS has amazing customers doing genuinely ground breaking things with our technology. We hire great people and appreciate that our people are our best assets. Wonderful offices with great technology and fierce brand advocates. Great benefits and everyone has a sense of pride !

    Cons

    We need to make even more time for development.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating internally and with our Clients. We are the best kept secret in the industry !


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