SAS Again a World's Best Workplace
No. 2 on the Great Place to Work Institute's global list, SAS' work environment fuels innovation, great software
CARY, NC (Oct. 22, 2013) – Business analytics leader SAS remains on the Top 25 World's Best Multinational Workplaces list from Great Place to Work, claiming the No. 2 spot. It's the third year SAS has been on the list, underscoring the company's continued focus on creating a global work environment that inspires and energizes employees.
"Being on this list validates the hard work and effort SAS employees put into their jobs every day," said SAS CEO Jim Goodnight. "We have a work environment that allows people to do their best without unnecessary distractions so that they can be more creative and productive. It's one way we ensure we are delivering innovative software solutions to our customers. SAS employees are inspired by the global impact of our products and the importance of their contributions, no matter what role they play or where they are located."
Last year, SAS ranked No. 1 on the World's Best Multinational Workplaces list and No. 2 on the U.S. list. So far in 2013, three SAS offices in Greece, the Netherlands and Switzerland have been ranked No. 1. SAS has also been among the top workplaces recognized by Great Place to Work in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Poland and Portugal and Spain. In addition, it has been ranked No. 4 as a great place to work in Europe. The Great Place to Work Institute has recognized SAS many times since the organization was founded to identify companies that have created great workplaces.
According to Martha Wilkes, a SAS Software Development Manager: "At SAS, we're encouraged to do whatever we need to do to create awesome software. You can have great insights about software design come to you at any moment thanks to our work environment. We've got the necessary tools, the right people and the support to focus on solving problems – all while being surrounded by artwork and scenery that energize and inspire us."
To be eligible, 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, with at least 40 percent working outside the company's home country. Companies on the World's Best Multinational Workplaces list are rated by their employees to be among the best companies, 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, non-profit organizations and government agencies in almost 50 countries.
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 65,000 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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