SAS Portugal among top three Best Companies to Work For in Portugal
Analytics leader achieves a more prominent position in "Great Place to Work 2016" rankings
SAS Portugal has been named the third best place to work in Portugal among companies with less than 100 workers by the "Great Place to Work®."
With 65 employees, SAS Portugal pays special attention to human capital management. This is immediately evident in the company's careful recruitment process and investment over time in its people. It is reflected in the level of training and expert workshops available to employees, international mobility opportunities, and ability to work remotely, among others.
Outstanding financial results also attest to SAS' commitment to supportive workplace policies, further emphasized by 40 percent growth last year new licenses. This year the prospects are also positive, as the company prepares to move into new headquarters in the Amoreiras area in April.
"We have a strong culture and unique vision. We believe that our business is about our people so we take special care to adopt day-to-day practices that meet our values and what we stand for. I believe this award is recognition of all this, and proof that we are on the right track," emphasizes Fernando Braz, Sales Director of SAS Portugal.
The company’s most important assets are its employees. To ensure their full engagement and motivation, daily practice at SAS includes transparency – sharing information among all, a spirit of recognition with annual awards, and direct access to management in an informal environment with few lines of reporting – all of which facilitates communication.
Another of the company's priorities, balancing employees’ personal and professional lives, has led SAS to offer flexible schedules, telecommuting options, free health insurance, and regular recreation and sports activities. Other perks in the workplace include free snacks, a ping pong table, Wii, and more.
SAS Portugal also continues to develop best practices that promote socially responsible behavior within the organization and in relationship with the community, carrying out a series of solidarity-oriented initiatives.
About Great Place to Work
The Great Place to Work® Institute is a research and management consulting firm that helps organizations identify, create and maintain excellent working environments through the development of crops with high levels of trust in the workplace. This company develops its project with companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations in 45 countries on six continents. www.greatplacetowork.pt
SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative analytics, business intelligence and data management software and services, SAS helps customers at more than 83,000 sites make better decisions faster. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.