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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)

I have been working at SAS Institute full-time for more than 10 years

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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    Great place for employees

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    Current Employee - Industry Consultant  in  Cary, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Industry Consultant in Cary, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    very supportive of employees - good physical work environment, big offices, good equipment, great benefits. On site day care, health care, great food, lunch time sports leagues. Showers.

    Cons

    not so friendly to outsiders who have not been with the company long. Training for new employees is a bit light because most people have been here a long time and don't need orientation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    holding employees more accountable for performance would help address some degree of complacency that exists because people don't worry about losing their jobs or the prospects of the company not being able to continue to provide as well for them.

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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)

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

    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.

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