SAS No. 3 among Best Workplaces in Europe

Analytics leader provides challenging work and great benefits

Tervuren (July. 3, 2012)

SAS garnered the No. 3 spot on the elite Best Multinational Workplaces in Europe list from Great Place to Work®. The leader in business analytics software and services is cited for creating great workplaces across country borders, cultures and language differences. Companies on this list appear on three or more Best Workplaces lists in Europe.

SAS celebrates the No. 3 ranking at a Great Place to Work gala"This honor confirms the success of our employee-oriented culture. Our employee-manager relationships are built on trust – across all levels and divisions. They help make SAS a great place to work," said Gunter Cools, SAS Human Resources Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa. "Treating employees with respect fosters the environment of innovation and creativity that surfaces in our products and distinguishes us to our customers. Our employees exceed our expectations because they feel valued. Although the award is not a goal in itself, it is a very nice cherry on top of the cake."

"All companies recognized on Great Place to Work's Best Workplaces in Europe list have established trust-based work cultures that set the standard not only in Europe but around the world," said José Tolovi Jr., Chairman of the Board at Great Place to Work. "This achievement is a testament to the strength of the organizations' leadership and their commitment to building a great workplace regardless of country, industry or size. Whether economies are growing or under strain, these great companies recognize the importance of a workplace culture based on trust, pride and camaraderie and the positive impact this can have on business performance."

Kirby Van Laere, HRM Centre Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, says:
All the companies in the top 100 had already been previously elected ‘Best Workplace’ or ‘Best Employer’ in their own country. They all have in common a powerful and visionary leadership and are committed to creating a workplace with a high-trust culture, in which employees trust the management, pride themselves on their work and have good relationships with their colleagues. This in turn gives rise to productive and customer-oriented organisations, which are crucial in today’s economic climate.

SAS' renowned corporate culture

This philosophy earned SAS the No. 2 ranking on the inaugural World's Best Workplaces list in 2012 from Great Place to Work. As a result of the commitment to maintaining a great company culture, the SAS culture is recognized worldwide. SAS attracts the best talent in the industry by bolstering challenging work with employee-friendly benefits. Believing that happy, healthy employees are productive employees, SAS offers a wide range of programs that reduce stress and distraction, so employees can focus on their work – tangible evidence of integrating SAS company values with employee needs.


About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organisations improve their performance by identifying, creating and sustaining great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures. Great Place to Work® serves businesses, non-profits and government agencies in more than 45 countries across the globe. 

For the full list of ‘Best Workplaces Europe 2012’.

For the full list of ‘Best Employers 2012’ in Belgium

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 delivered within an integrated framework, SAS helps customers at more than 45,000 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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