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SAS Institute Reviews

Updated 20 November 2017
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  • If you're in an oncall rotation your work/life balance will suffer (in 14 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "SAS Review"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly company to work for.

    Cons

    Limited career progression because people do not leave or move on


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Badly Organised"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in East Kilbride, Scotland
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in East Kilbride, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and investment in employees, highly social, advancement.

    Cons

    Company (Memex) was bought by SAS and was left with bad habits. Veteran developers working at coding roles and low experience developers (1-3 years out of university) in decision making positions (supervisors, team leaders and even managers). Too much moving around of staff meant that, my original reasons and conditions of taking the position were forgotten 3 months in.

    Advice to Management

    Promote veterans, not graduates. Stop putting emphasis on sales and start putting it on innovation. Many great developers just seem forgotten.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Believe the hype"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    SAS is consistently ranked near the top of best places to work. This is especially true if you work at corporate HQ in Cary NC.

    Cons

    Salary and total comp is lower than you can get elsewhere for a similar role. Very low turnover is both a blessing and a curse as it limits internal opportunities.


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  5. "Account Executive"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAS Institute full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Flexible hours. Great solution

    Cons

    Tough competition in this analytical space


  6. "Best company to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leader in Analytics
    best in breed solutions
    respected by clients

    Cons

    growing and globalization pains
    agility in responding to customers


  7. "Customer Success Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Success Manager in Cary, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Success Manager in Cary, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Market leader - Analytics. Corporate culture, company benefits.

    Cons

    Free M&Ms, treats leading to weight gain!


  8. "chef/manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chef Manager in Cary, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Chef Manager in Cary, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    They have awesome benefits and perks

    Cons

    Salary could be a little better.


  9. "No work life balance in Sg office"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good staff welfare N pantry is full of goodies. New office with tables fitted to take care of employees health. Thumbs up.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Being a IT company, internally, system cannot follow up with the company's needs. Alot of manual and duplication of work. Supervisor incapability worsen the issue of OTs.

    Advice to Management

    Time to look into lopped sided working hours. And get those not contributing to move out.


  10. "Sales"

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

    I worked at SAS Institute full-time

    Pros

    the culture at SAS is great

    Cons

    There are not cons relative to SAS


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Contracts Department"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Cary, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Cary, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the greatest places to work all around although there are some terrible people in management who completely take away from the SAS experience.

    Cons

    If you have a terrible manager than your entire career is railroaded. There are definitely managers in place that should not be and all that SAS stands for with employee relations and work life balance, etc is 100% useless when one of these monsters is your manager.

    Advice to Management

    Keep tighter reigns on your managers. They talk the talk but they certainly do not walk the walk. Hypocrites and phonies, liars who will use completely trashy tactics to get what they want. Not professional whatsoever and nothing but self serving , not SAS serving. Specifically Contracts (from experience)


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