Working at SAS: An Ideal Environment for New Ideas
If you treat employees as if they make a difference, they will make a difference.
That has been the employee-focused philosophy behind SAS’ corporate culture since our founding in 1976. At the heart of this unique business model is a simple idea: Satisfied employees create satisfied customers.
"We've worked hard to create a corporate culture that is based on trust between our employees and the company," explains SAS CEO Jim Goodnight, "a culture that rewards innovation, encourages employees to try new things and yet doesn't penalize them for taking chances, and a culture that cares about employees' personal and professional growth."
SAS has created an environment that fosters and encourages the integration of the company's business objectives with employees' personal needs. With tremendously low employee turnover that has been consistently well below the industry average, SAS – and our customers – reap the rewards of employee loyalty. Our work-life programs and unique culture continue to receive wide news coverage and accolades. For 14 consecutive years, the company has been listed on the FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For" list in the US, including being ranked No. 1 in 2010 and 2011, and was inducted into the list's "Hall of Fame" in 2005.
Being Part of the Corporate Citizenship
As detailed in our Corporate Social Responsibility Report, SAS is committed to corporate citizenship. From sustainability measures and employee volunteer initiatives to supporting community and educational causes, SAS seeks to better the surroundings where we live and work.
In particular, education is our passion – one that comes from our academic roots and philanthropic mission that we, as corporate citizens, have an opportunity to positively impact the educational process. We are proud of our company’s contributions to improve education and excited about future efforts that will continue that tradition.