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SAS Institute Reviews

Updated Jun 14, 2019

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SAS Institute CEO Jim Goodnight
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  • "Cary, NC is not that exciting of a town(in 34 reviews)

  • "On balance SAS is a great place to work(in 23 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. "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
  3. 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
  4. Helpful (6)

    "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
  5. Helpful (6)

    "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.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the right people. Stop over value your friends/family for strategic positions.

    SAS Institute2018-01-07
  6. Helpful (6)

    "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.

    Advice to Management

    Check all your facts and talk to your contractors before blindly believing any negative things that are said about them by permanent staff. My peers seemed to be threatened by experience and innovative thinking. If you are going to hire contractors, be fair to them.

    SAS Institute2017-12-13
  7. Helpful (2)

    "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
  8. "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.

    Advice to Management

    Need to have a comprehensive multi-tenant cloud strategy, with a strong Partner ecosystem making SAS applications for everyone to use.

    SAS Institute2017-05-08
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Slowly Declining"

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

    I worked at SAS Institute full-time

    Pros

    Pretty good benefits/compensation and some nice people.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, they have been slow to innovate and their marketing has been very poor so they are adding very few new customers. They are relying on a handful of big companies to keep the revenue coming in and even those companies are starting to look around. As a result, it's not a great place to work.

    SAS Institute2017-05-02
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at SAS Institute full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Great employee programs, wonderful place for work-life balance and to raise a family

      Cons

      Undynamic company living in a dynamic industry

      SAS Institute2017-04-04
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