SAS recognized among the best companies to work for in Spain
SAS among top 50 best places to work among companies with 100-250 employees; continues firm commitment to the Spanish market and job creation, which increased by 7 percent last year
SAS, the leader in business analytics software, has been recognized by human resources consultancy, Great Place to Work® Institute, as one of the best companies to work for in Spain. SAS was specifically ranked in the category of companies between 100 and 250 employees.
The HR research and management consulting firm highlighted SAS Spain's employment policies after surveying employees from more than 215 companies. Led by SAS Spain CEO Christian Gardiner, the company began an organizational change in January 2012, marked by a strong commitment to retaining and finding the best talent. In just one year, SAS has been recognized as one of the best companies to work for in Spain.
SAS continues its strong commitment to the Spanish market and to creating new jobs. Last year SAS doubled its sales force in Spain and increased its workforce by 7 percent to its current 108 employees. Worldwide, SAS employed 13,442 at the end of 2012 – an increase of 7 percent over 2011.
"I am very proud to be among the top 50 companies to work for in Spain. It is a big step for SAS, which maintains a strong commitment to our country and our employees. This recognition certainly encourages us to continue to pursue the success of our people. Happy employees create satisfied customers," said Gardiner.
One of the most valued aspects of the company's employees is their pride and commitment to the job. It is notable that SAS recently Spain has upgrded its offices in Madrid to create a more spacious, modern and comfortable environment for employees, who now enjoy a "chill-out" area, gymnasium, amphitheaters and training space, among other perks.
The past year was also a milestone in the recognition of the corporate culture of SAS, which earned the No. 1 ranking in Fortune magazine's World's Best Multinational Workplaces. SAS has remained among the top rankings for Fortune Best Companies to Work For in the U.S. since the survey's inception in 1998.
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®.