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SAS Institute Reviews

Updated Dec 6, 2019

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3.7
72%
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81%
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SAS Institute CEO Jim Goodnight
Jim Goodnight
809 Ratings
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  • "If you're not in Cary your experience is totally different(in 36 reviews)

  • "Used to be awesome but tired and not progressing with analytics space(in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Best company I have ever worked for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SAS Institute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    * Great Atmosphere * Great People * Work/Life Balance is the best * Constantly allowing improvement professional and personally.

    Cons

    There really are no cons

    SAS Institute2019-04-22
  2. Helpful (2)

    "work life at the expense of challenge"

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    Former Employee - Director 
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SAS Institute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good facilities and long term thinking.

    Cons

    Not flexible and archaic processes.

    SAS Institute2019-11-07
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Get in and GET OUT"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SAS Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Best Advice: Get In, Get Experience, and GET OUT. Work From Home Often Online Courses To Grow Career - though not easy to fit into your schedule Office Perks Like On Site Gym And Cafe Compensation Can Be Nice, Depending On Your Popularity

    Cons

    Everyone is the enemy. Customers, project managers, team leads - EVERYONE is constantly squeezing as much as possible out of you, non-stop. You can also be stuck with a horrible customer for YEARS with no hope of ever changing projects. And when you're not feeling the squeeze of project deadlines, it means you're on the bench and in fear of being perceived as "useless". If you're on the bench, there is absolutely no effort put into getting you a project you would want, and you're expected to SEEK out potential work by sweet talking project managers, and getting your name out there internally. You have a job, but somehow you still have to job hunt? There is a lot of talk about "teamwork" but barely any real world execution. Aside from a small number leadership and senior level staff having their cliques, the rest of us are workhorses, without any real sense of team or family. Everyone is out to get out of you AS MUCH as possible, and that is the bottom line. Your stress levels, work-life balance, or career interests are irrelevant. And the corporate structure is changing rapidly in a very negative way as the company continues to globalize.

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    SAS Institute2019-10-07
  4. "If work-life balance is what you're looking for..."

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    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, great benefit and compensation. People are nice to work with.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to grow especially if you're on a technical position in a local office.

    SAS Institute2019-06-04
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAS Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, competitive compensation and great work environment.

    Cons

    Challenging work load and schedule depending on assignments

    SAS Institute2019-02-20
  6. Helpful (7)

    "Watch out"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SAS Institute part-time

    Pros

    If you are lucky you will have a good manager else you will be always defending yourwork. There are some very good people but not enough

    Cons

    Extremely aggrassive abusive and hard work is not appreciated. Managers are fake and wont give honest reviews to you. They will send pseudo reviews to HR so that they get rid off you before probation...they might use you for 6 month and throw you once workloads reduces.

    SAS Institute2018-05-01
  7. Helpful (7)

    "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SAS Institute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Leader in the analytics space. They are have good perks when you are in Cary. But similar to IT company outside of the HQ.

    Cons

    They are old and rusty. Not agile enough to make the company still lead the industry. Open source and cloud have been eating their shares. They are behind and clients are trying to call off their subscription as SAS is expensive to maintain.

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    SAS Institute2018-01-07
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Disappointed"

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    Former Employee - Experienced Associate in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SAS Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easygoing atmosphere, cool area downtown, no one looking over your shoulder.

    Cons

    A lot of nepotism and favoritism going on. Because if this I was excluded from some team meetings/discussions and was made to feel unwelcome. Contractors can be back-stabbed by permanent staff. I saw many good people sent to the door for no real reason. Lack of clear reporting structure also caused issues.

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    SAS Institute2017-12-13
  9. Helpful (3)

    "2017 - Global Re-org Year"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SAS Institute full-time

    Pros

    Solid compensation package and benefits Flexible working environment (work at the office or from home)

    Cons

    Organization is going through a massive global re-organization of their sales teams. Executive management team is 'hush, hush' about what's going on internally, given the company is private and owned by an eccentric billionaire in North Carolina. No strategic focus. Company is mired in legacy offerings. No cloud strategy in 2017.

    SAS Institute2017-10-28
  10. "Great Place To Work - Need to Increase Sales for more Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SAS Institute full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, smart people. and good-work life balance

    Cons

    Sales in terms of percentage growth to much slower compared to industry in the Analytics space. Need a multi-tenant cloud strategy - and don't be the Analytics leader in "Name" only, go out and get Market share Need a Partner Strategy - without partners, you don't have enough feet on the ground talking about SAS.

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    SAS Institute2017-05-08
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