SAS Institute Employee Reviews

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Strong industry presence
Senior Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Cary, NCJuly 17, 2018
SAS strong industry presence is a plus and offered the opportunity to learn much more detailed analytic processes. Management is very strong with industry experience and willing to facilitate opportunities.

The workplace culture is very team oriented, with SAS being very dedicated to employee job satisfaction through resources, flexible work arrangements, etc..

The difficulty in my role was a single client base offering increasingly difficult new sales opportunities. However, as sole Senior Account Executive, I enjoyed significant latitude in pursuit of opportunities.
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Great work life balance!
Camp Manager & Office Admin (Current Employee) –  Cary, NCJuly 16, 2018
SAS offers a variety of accessible options for those working on and off campus to more seamlessly transition from work to home-- including meals, child care, and remote access.
Pros
Healthy meals, gym, childcare
Cons
Expansive workplace
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No free lunch
Housekeeping (Former Employee) –  Cary, NCJuly 6, 2018
Awesome place for someone who's single due to working 3rd shift hours can be stressed and lack of sleep during the day hours overall good company jobs
Pros
No free lunches
Cons
Good health insurance
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Outstanding place to work. Employee benefits and great.
Senior Technical Support Analyst (Former Employee) –  Cary, NCJune 11, 2018
Respect for the individual is very good at SAS. SAS provides many incentives, opportunities, and support for employees to grow personally and professionally.
Pros
Subsidized cafeterias, gym, pool, on campus health care, paid lunch hour.
Cons
None.
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Interesting experience
Sr. IT Service Desk Specialist (Former Employee) –  Cary, NCJune 10, 2018
Great fit for some and not for others. I enjoyed my time there and wish all the people I know there well. I've some awesome personalities and unfortunately, a couple of scary ones too.
I learned a very valuable lesson working there and that is just because you lose in life doesn't mean you have to lose the lesson.
Pros
Too many to list.
Cons
No time to take advantage of perks and benefits.
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Great atmosphere, great people.
CSD/House Keeping Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Cary, NCJune 8, 2018
Working at SAS was a great opportunity. Great atmosphere, great people, alot of resources and discounts for trips, events and normal everyday purchases.
Pros
Discounts alot of places and events, free drinks, cafeteria, daycare, gym
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Bunch of kids that think they know it all
Senior Business Scientist (Current Employee) –  Cary, NCJune 1, 2018
Great work-life, we can go play Frisbee golf instead of working the projects could be interesting but they get bogged down in repetitive meetings with no actions being taken.
Pros
Medical and the food
Cons
Advancement, no open collobration
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work environement
Global Pre-sales Academy (Former Employee) –  Wake County, NCJune 1, 2018
very nice working environment and people are very nice.
the company benefits are a lot.
the culture is also nice and friendly.
the management is also easy to talk to
Pros
working environment
Cons
no
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Global analytics and business intelligence leader (Current Employee) –  Cary, NCMay 25, 2018
SAS believes in the whole employee experience. Meaningful work. Empowerment to make a difference that changes people’s lives. And an award-winning culture that makes it all possible.
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SAS: a double-edged sword
Contractor (Current Employee) –  Cary, NCMay 24, 2018
If you are lucky enough to get hired permanently at the SAS Institute, you will find yourself with legendary benefits straight out of a worker's dream. However, as a contractor, you get none of it. In fact, those same benefits that employees receive will actively hurt you. The work week at SAS is 35 hours in length, something they may not tell you when you commit to them. For an hourly wage worker, this hurts significantly. What's even worse is the mandatory week off of work at the end of the year. Contractors don't get paid for this week and may find themselves scrambling to make ends meet if they aren't prepared. They won't tell you these things upfront, so you may be stuck with them if you've already accepted their offer. You'll also be bombarded with company emails letting you know about all the great and exciting events on campus that you are expressly forbidden from attending due to your contractor status. It's quite depressing.
Pros
Good benefits if you are an employee
Cons
Horrible treatment if you are a contractor
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best and hardest parts of the job
Technical Training Specialist V (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MOMay 23, 2018
Most enjoyable part of the job was working with students and watching them learn. The technical aspects of the job were great. The hardest part of the job was the travel. For three of my employment years between labor day and Christmas I was home for 7 days. Every other day I was traveling to a city
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Great place to work, but hard to move up
Anonymous (Current Employee) –  Cary, NCMay 21, 2018
If you work on the campus there are great resources available to you - gym, day care, post office, physicians etc. On campus everyone gets their own office with a door, it is not an environment where you work in a cubicle. SAS provides unbeatable benefits, but the salaries they offer are usually below average from what I've seen. SAS provides opportunity for growth as long as you take control and sign yourself up for extra training. Management here is usually extremely hands-off, but it's to the point where it's like pulling teeth to get feedback and performance reviews. You'll find yourself wanting to learn new material to advance, but you may not know what to do because there's no direction from management. Promotions also seem to be decided primarily on the "good ol' boy" system - it's about who you know.

If you can't move to Cary, NC to work at the campus, SAS has a lot of opportunities to work at home from a remote location.
Pros
Benefits, work-life balance, opportunity to work remotely, individual offices, tons of resources on campus
Cons
Career advancement, no official feedbacks or performance reviews, salaries are below average
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SAS fosters a fun and healthy environment
Data Base Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Cary, NCMay 20, 2018
Analysis of customer profiles to reduce redundancy of client information.
Learned one person could make a difference.
Management in my department focused on personal preferences in appearance and character.
Workplace culture fun, with company events, multiple cafeterias with foods prepared by gourmet chefs, an on-site gym, on-site medical and on-site day care.
Pros
Free M&Ms
Cons
Depending on department, poor management
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Revamping itself
annonymous (Current Employee) –  Cary, NCMay 1, 2018
SAS is at the crux of becoming a new Enterprise. Naturally, there are growing pains. I think there are two camps: those that grieve the old days and are resistant to change, and those that are excited about the change. You can find people/community on campus who still work hard and are committed to doing their best work.
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five star
Sr. IT Service Desk Specialist (Current Employee) –  Cary, NCApril 25, 2018
SAS is a great place to work, the Managers are wonderful to work for, they are always looking for ways to help us improve our skills. SAS is the best place to work.
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Hotel California
Market Research (Former Employee) –  Cary, NCMarch 24, 2018
Beautiful campus environment, very supportive of programmer staff. Not so much for Sales/Marketing functions. All basically salary positions, with no opportunity to build equity in company. Great place to work while raising a family, especially if part of programming effort.
Pros
Great work environment
Cons
Hotel California
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Great culture
Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Denver, COMarch 14, 2018
Management considers employees to be their main asset. Great place to work. The average tenure for employees is about 15 years. If you work at corporate, they have several additional benefits.
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A great place to work.
Market Research Insights Manager (Former Employee) –  Cary, NCJanuary 23, 2018
Generally, SAS is a great place to work. The salaries are competitive. The work is challenging. And, the benefits are terrific.Additionally, they have excellent cafes around campus.
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Senior Associate Contracts Specialist (Current Employee) –  Cary, NCJanuary 12, 2018
SAS is a dying company. SAS has failed miserably at maintaining their space in the software industry. SAS has become over bureaucratic, too many useless managers which make it impossible to react to market conditions. Advancement is nonexistent. If you want to murder your career.... work here.
Pros
Health Insurance
Cons
Incompetent managers, no growth opportunities, old technology overall
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Poor environment for sales professionals. Just about everyone else is gold within the company.
Sales and Client Relationship Executive (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXJanuary 10, 2018
This environment isn't geared towards being healthy for sales professionals. Just about every other function is a great opportunity to work with the industry leader. Competitive pressures abound though from smaller innovative companies to open-source projects.
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