Once again, experts are hailing analytics leader SAS as one of the best places to work in the world. With a culture that fuels innovation and creativity, SAS ranks No. 2 among the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces from Great Place to Work. For the fifth consecutive year, SAS holds one of the top two spots, underscoring the company’s consistent ability to inspire and energize employees worldwide.
“SAS® software changes peoples’ lives for the better,” said SAS CEO Jim Goodnight. “Our employees can see that the work they do makes a difference, which motivates them to continually create new and better technology. My job is to provide an environment where they stay enthusiastic and proud of what they do. Because when they’re satisfied, our customers are, too.”
This simple philosophy ensures that SAS retains its intellectual capital. With employee turnover dramatically lower than the industry average, customers know they can rely on long-standing relationships with SAS employees for continuous and evolving expertise, innovation and service.
For example, The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been collaborating with SAS to modernize disaster response around the world. When disasters struck the Philippines and Nepal, SAS worked with IOM to better understand data from hundreds of shelters and camps to help with shelter, safety and rebuilding.
“When you enter into uncharted territory in hopes that you can do some good, you need a culture of trust and creativity, alongside respect for data security principles,” said Brian Kelly, Emergency and Post-Crisis Advisor at IOM. “Because of this, we’re analyzing data in a way that’s never been done before.”
“Having a truly integrated, happy customer experience starts with the employees,” said SAS Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Jim Davis. “Happy employees are passionate about their job and are more creative. We encourage our folks to be authentic in all of their interactions, both with colleagues and customers. Doing so influences others to share their passion and creates an environment of mutual trust.” This is just one reason why SAS was recently ranked No. 1 for customer loyalty among US tech firms.
So far this year, in addition to the US, SAS has also been among the top workplaces in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. The company ranked No. 1 in Greece. In addition, SAS was No. 6 among Best Multinational Workplaces in Europe. The Great Place to Work Institute has recognized SAS consistently since the organization was founded in 1980 to identify companies that have created great workplaces.
“The SAS culture transcends borders and creates strong employee connections companywide,” said David Bowie, SAS Australia and New Zealand Managing Director. “While amenities may vary across our regional offices, what remains consistent is what we stand for as a global organization. SAS’ employee-focused culture of innovation, creativity, empowerment and well-being ultimately delivers results for our customers.”
To be eligible for the ranking, companies must appear on five or more national Great Place to Work lists in the past year and have more than 5,000 employees worldwide. At least 40 percent of employees must work outside the company's home country. Companies on the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces list are rated highly by their employees, and have excellent HR policies and practices that support a culture of trust.
About Great Place to Work Institute
Great Place to Work, headquartered in San Francisco, is a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organizations identify, create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures. Great Place to Work serves businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies in almost 50 countries.
SAS (sas.com) is the leader in analytics. Through innovative analytics, business intelligence and data management software and services, SAS helps customers at more than 75,000 sites make better decisions faster. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.