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SAS Institute Senior Software Specialist Reviews

Updated 19 July 2017
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Senior Software Specialist

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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)

    "Good but certainly not best"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Specialist in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Specialist in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you like slow working environment and continue to do same work over years then this company is for you. But, after you spend 3-4 years you will become unemployable. Benefits and facilities are standard and nothing special - all other company provide these benefits. If you are planning a baby - this is the place.

    Cons

    No opportunities for talented people. The company is highly dependent on Dr. Goodnight- as long as he is around, everything is good.

    Advice to Management

    Start trusting the employees; create opportunities.


  2. "Awesome culture & good work"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Specialist in Pune City (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Specialist in Pune City (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work
    Work-life balance
    Friendly people
    Top management cascades company direction & information regularly through podcast & webcasts

    Cons

    No on-site opportunities for people who expect it.


  3. "Best employer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Specialist
    Current Employee - Senior Software Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best company to work for list

    Cons

    Some basic it infrastructure should be improved


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  5. "Good Life and Work Balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Specialist in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Specialist in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SAS Institute full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work on latest technologies
    Great work and life balance
    One of best working environment in IT industry
    Proper balance between assigned work/timelines. (In other words hardly any work pressure since it is product company)

    Cons

    No onsite
    No work from home
    Sometimes work becomes monolithic.


  6. "Senior software specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Specialist in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Specialist in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    SAS R&D INDIA, have good work life balance, 35 hr weekly work.

    Cons

    Less research oriented development. Mostly maintainence work.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Best Company to Work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Specialist in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Specialist in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are valuable assets for the company management.
    You get to learn new technologies and keep yourselves updated. Work-Life balance.

    Cons

    No client side interaction if you are in R&D division.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management may consider getting bit strict, just to avoid misuse of company culture


  8. Helpful (7)

    "worst culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Specialist in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Specialist in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is almost no work pressure at SAS Research & Development India Pvt Ltd. So in short you can say its a retirement company.

    Cons

    Higher management is full of power hungry people and as there is no work pressure, people release there energy in negative things. You will rarely find technical people at SAS Research & Development India Pvt Ltd. Few people mistaken the culture as SAS Institute, USA is famous for the work culture.

    Advice to Management

    My only advise to senior management is to shut down the Pune center (SAS Research & Development India Pvt Ltd, PUNE) . They are unnecessary wasting money.