SAS is #7 Best Company to Work For in Brazil
Business analytics leader moves up five places over 2010 and ranks fifth among service companies
SAO PAOLO (Aug. 17, 2011) – SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services has placed seventh in the ranking of "100 Best Companies to Work For," according to the Great Place to Work® institute. The company climbed five places over last year, when it debuted in the Brazilian study. In the classification of companies offering services, SAS ranked fifth.
In the survey conducted by the Great Place to Work® Institute, employees highlights core values such as credibility, independence, respect and pride. "The management model and the benefits offered by SAS worldwide, such as decision-making authority and job mobility, are a perfect fit to our local culture," explains Ednalva Vasconcelos Costa, director of finance and human resources.
Asked what elevated the company to seventh place in the ranking, she highlighted increased involvement of colleagues. "We were always known for our HR practices; the SAS culture has always been important to every employee. The difference is that now this feeling is being expressed outwardly," explains Vasconcelos.
In the year in which SAS celebrates 35 years of global success and 15 years in Brazil, the local operation is beginning to receive the recognition long achieved by the company overall. This year SAS was #1 Best Company to work for in America for the second consecutive year. Other SAS offices recognized among top workplaces were Italy, Germany, Portugal, Belgium, Sweden, Canada, Netherlands, France, India and Brazil. In 2011Norway was ranked #1 and Mexico was named to the Hall of Fame.
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 50,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world
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