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SAS Institute Reviews

Updated 22 Jun 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. "A technology to make impact"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SAS Institute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    New modern technology, Enterprise solutions that are scalable, Focus on deployment and operational analytics, Focus on outcomes and value, data4good, lots of opportunity to learn and grow

    Cons

    Management focus heavily on sales, less focus on delivery and follow through

    Advice to Management

    Put some resources into building quality use cases within customer sites and dont just focus on new software revenue.

    SAS Institute2019-06-13
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Sales"

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

    I worked at SAS Institute full-time

    Pros

    - Lots of existing clients; - Pay is good; - Stable Company.

    Cons

    - Culture is "stuffy"-not receptive to new or unusual ideas- conventional and narrow-minded; - Very old technology used by a vast majority of clients and hard to upgrade; - Very competitive market conditions and unable to respond quickly to competitors; - lots of history and complexity in the business making things hard; - Lots of stressed, panicking managers- lots of unhappy and nervous staff; - Too many people...

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    Advice to Management

    - Simplify processes, decentralise basic decisions, simplify licensing; - Formalise continuous feedback processes from customers and staff- respond to the biggest issues quickly.

    SAS Institute2019-05-03
  3. "Nice Place to work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at SAS Institute full-time

      Pros

      Work life balance and many other benefits apart from salary.

      Cons

      Working environment is not suitable for freshers

      SAS Institute2019-03-21
    • "Software Developer"

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      Current Employee - Software Developer in Sydney
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Very nice working and life balance. Dynamic working time. Good employee benefits on salary sacrifice and private insurance.

      Cons

      Working location is not quite convenient on committing, there is no train station, own transportation is necessary

      SAS Institute2019-01-23
    • Helpful (6)

      "Losing their way in hard times"

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

      I worked at SAS Institute full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      - Immense amounts of talent and expertise within the company - A powerful product capable to doing amazing things

      Cons

      - Previously outstanding corporate culture slowly but surely degrading - Senior management appear to be unable to provide effective leadership, especially after regional-to-global management realignment - Benefits applied so unevenly as to be almost useless - particularly with regard to work/life balance

      Advice to Management

      Persistent inability to address staff and customer issues is damaging the company far more than the current economic climate.

      SAS Institute2018-10-02
    • Helpful (11)

      "Stifled by corporate inaction"

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

      I have been working at SAS Institute full-time

      Pros

      Great people in the company

      Cons

      The head office controls everything and is full of people who have been with the company their entire working lives. This means they have no understanding of the real world and refuse to make decisions that would be disagreed with by the company owner

      Advice to Management

      Remove those who won't change and make the hard decisions

      SAS Institute2018-09-02
    • Helpful (10)

      "A veteran elite athlete who has lost touch with time and refuses to accept the new reality"

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      Former Employee - Consultant in Melbourne
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      There are some really smart people at SAS. Nice office, flexible working. There is some focus on enablement and technical training. You will get some exposure to the analytics industry (don’t get mixed up with doing analytics) if you’re in sales or pre-sales.

      Cons

      Overall the organisation has no idea how to face the competition from open source and other vendors. SAS is fairly perceived as overpriced and difficult to deal with. Full of lifers who are unemployable outside SAS and sales folks who will only stay a few years, cash their commission and leave for better options. User base is mainly 45+, which makes selling to new accounts virtually impossible, new grads also prefer open...

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      Advice to Management

      Study the history of Kodak unless you want to miss the boat and become completely irrelevant

      SAS Institute2018-07-05
    • Helpful (3)

      "Dinosaurs"

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      Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Sydney
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great work-life balance, lovely culture.

      Cons

      - Not very innovative (Currently)

      Advice to Management

      Dr.G needs to retire.

      SAS Institute2018-04-17
    • "good employer, not perfect"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canberra
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Management care about you as a person as well as wanting the best for the business.

      Cons

      Being a mature company brings a lot of history and a certain amount of baggage.

      SAS Institute2018-04-09
    • "Sensational company"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at SAS Institute full-time

      Pros

      Smart people Savvy leaders (well, most of them) Very cool technology Great biz probs to solve for clients Incredibly good to Staff - truly cared

      Cons

      MD @ the time lost his way Sydney office was a bit tired and old

      Advice to Management

      Stay true to SAS ideals

      SAS Institute2017-08-13
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