SAS Portugal breaks into the Top 10 among Best Places to Work in Portugal

The company was listed at No. 7 overall; among companies with fewer than 100 employees, SAS Portugal came in at No. 3.

SAS Portugal has achieved a No. 7 and a No. 3 ranking for  the “Best Places to Work in Portugal 2012.” The company was listed at No. 7 overall; among companies with fewer than 100 employees, SAS Portugal came in at No. 3.

SAS Portugal was particularly recognized in the following categories:

  • Education and leadership for sustainability.
  • Organizational social responsibility.
  • The best companies for women.

Since 2004, SAS Portugal has been ranked among the Top 20 companies on the Great Place to Work list in Portugal. This is the first time the company ranked in the Top 10.

"It´s a great achievement for SAS Portugal, and above all, for all our employees." said Alexandre Branco, SAS Portugal Finance and HR Manager. Branco noted that all indicators improved on the employee survey component of the ranking.

"This position proves that even in difficult times, SAS is there for our employees, and that they believe and trust our company and leadership. This is really making the difference!" Branco added.

SAS Portugal is committed to continuously improving its local HR initiatives to achieve employee satisfaction, believing that simple actions can effectively lead to great results.

Earlier this year, SAS Portugal also was recognized as one of the top 25 best companies to work for by a lead economic Portuguese publication, Exame.

"With 65 percent of the companies new to the 2012 list, we consistently kept our presence and generally improved our results," said Branco.

Country Manager Álvaro Faria sets the tone by saying, "The solution is within ourselves. We all continue to collaborate to transform SAS Portugal's excellent team into a model of good practices, values and attitudes."

About SAS

SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 70,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.

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