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Updated 22 June 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 21 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Work life balance. Very good policies. Employee friendly.

    Cons

    I did not find as such

    Advice to Management

    NA


  2. "na"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life balance is good

    Cons

    Policies are not employee friendly

    Advice to Management

    Improve on policies

  3. "Great place for a family person"

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

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

    Pros

    Wonderful balance between work and life. Really interesting projects. Lots of new innovative products being brought to life. Great benefits. All in all, a great place to work!

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on!


  4. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Amazing work life balance
    Work in analytics domain.
    Job security

    Cons

    Salary bit low compared to industry
    Needs better local management


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Backwards company full of impediments to innovation."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cary, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cary, NC (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent compensation, great on-site amenities, fantastic lunch program.

    Cons

    Older R&D workforce that is not open to new ideas or innovation, wildly overhyped benefits package.


  6. Helpful (8)

    "great company, my manager...not so much"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cary, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cary, NC (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great perqs
    generous at the corporate level

    Cons

    old technology. some REALLY bad managers.
    salaries below industry
    some perqs (like onsite child care) determined by seniority

    Advice to Management

    value your employees, not because you are required to, but because you want to. if you don't want to perhaps you should not be in management.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice work in analytics
    Great work life balance
    Exposure to Product development practises

    Cons

    Less opportunity to work on latest technology

    Advice to Management

    Management should focus on career planning for employees

  8. "Best Place to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Great work culture
    2. Very good quality of work
    3. Approachable management
    4. Takes very good cares of its employees

    Cons

    No down sides at all

    Advice to Management

    NONE.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Ok company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people in team
    Good amount of leaves
    Okay work
    Okay food
    Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Not at all a great place to work at-least the India Pune center
    Management not good at all; Managers do not know what management is.
    Managers are skeptical and biased
    Bad salary structure
    No work from home

    Advice to Management

    Please understand what management is. Don't force people to do things
    Keep inclusive approach. Don't be biased


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager Software Development"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Software Development Engineering
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Software Development Engineering
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work schedule and flexibility.

    Cons

    Work hours and inability to be enabled to manage your team.

    Advice to Management

    Teach higher management what trust and enablement really mean.