Pros: Subsidized on-site cafeterias, nice co-workers
Cons: Sub-standard pay, out-dated tools, incompetent management
It's a good thing that most employees are in it for the long haul, because they learn no marketable skills at SAS. That is, the tools are non-standard and cumbersome to the point of absurdity, leading to job security. Incompetent, unsupportive managers make the work environment unpleasant and needlessly tedious; there's a culture of fear. Ideas for improvement are given lip service by management, year after year, although employees clearly ask for change. Professional development does not exist, and advancement is a popularity contest not based on merit. Work/life balance depends on the whims of your manager, so it's easy to be unlucky. Unfair hiring, pay, and bonus practices foster resentment. In short, there's something wrong with a work environment that requires years to become productive and which results in low morale.