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Phenomenal place to work. Work/Life balance is superb.

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Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Cary, NC (US)
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cary, NC (US)

Pros

Work/Life balance
Onsite daycare
Onsite gym
4 top notch restaurants (subsidized)
beautiful sprawling campus with running/biking trails, baseball field, soccer fields, tennis courts, etc...

Cons

Can't think of any real cons

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Work-life balance!

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant  in  Makati City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Makati City (Philippines)

    Pros

    Free food, close relationship with coworkers

    Cons

    Small office, career advancement not ensured.

    Recommends
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    Very few employees work at the SAS described in Fortune, the rest are just a number.

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    Current Employee - Computer Operations Specialist  in  Cary, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Computer Operations Specialist in Cary, NC (US)

    Pros

    Government like employee retention policy, no one gets fired or leaves.
    Great culture for such a large company
    Great Healthcare
    Beautiful Campus.

    Cons

    Hiring family within the same work group is "not allowed" but the policy isn't enforced. How a company this large doesn't see that is a problem is beyond me.
    DMV like retention policy, no one gets fired or leaves so ideas and promotions are very stagnant.
    IT managers have a "but we have always done it this way" mentality.
    Oppressive turfism is some areas
    Intertwined areas of responsibility
    Very few employees work at the SAS described in Fortune, the rest are just a number.
    Company culture breeds complacency and people who desire to move up and have responsibility are held down so the people around them can "work just hard enough not to get fired."
    I feel like I'm on the set of Office Space everyday.
    Promotions or transfers rely on the good ole'boy program.
    Pay is industry low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Management seems to have a grasp on things but the folks between them and the common person are living in a make believe land. This is generally the case with all companies though.

    Look around and separate yourself from "Yes Men". Hire people from outside the company and stop using the good ole' boy program.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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