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SAS is a great place to work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Developer III in Cary, NC (US)
Current Employee - Software Developer III in Cary, NC (US)

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

Pros

Great work/life balance
Work with new and interesting technologies
Great benefits
On campus cafeterias, gym, and health care
M&Ms

Cons

Low base salaries
Raises and bonuses are low compared to the rest of the industry
Low turnover leaves little opportunity to move up
No stock options (private company)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great company, great benefits, great job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect

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

    Pros

    SAS is a dynamic organization that is constantly evolving. R&D produces new products and solutions in a steady flow. Because SAS has been consistently ranked as one of the top companies to work for (ranked #1 two years in a row) it tends to get many, many applications for only a few positions. This enables SAS to select the absolute best candidates. The employee benefits package is remarkable: Great health benefits, profit-sharing, 401K, generous travel per diems, airline club membership, health club membership...not to mention all the great benefits on site in Cary.

    Cons

    As a privately-held company owned by two men, the succession plan for SAS is not clear to the employees. Many Director-level and higher employees have built little fiefdoms that compete with each other while accomplishing very little. The Marketing department is massive and it is difficult to determine what work is performed by many of its staff. Accountability has been poor in the past, but this is improving. While the benefits are great, if money is what you want, SAS is not the place to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of closing training centers, reduce the price of training classes and fill the training seats. Hold people accountable for success and failure - get rid of those who do not contribute.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome place to intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Student in Cary, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Student in Cary, NC (US)

    I worked at SAS Institute as an intern (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, fun place to work at

    Cons

    a bit repetitive, and after a while I was not learning anything new.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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