SAS Named a Top Employer in Brazil

Annual research conducted by CRF Institute evaluates HR practices, working climate and organizational culture

SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services, has been recognized as one of the Top Employers in Brazil according to the 2013 survey conducted by the CRF Institute in the country. The Brazilian subsidiary of SAS ranked number two, based on evaluations on topics such as HR practices and processes, financial benefits, working climate, career progression and organizational culture.

The certification strengthens SAS' reputation for offering a dynamic, innovative and balanced working environment where quality of life is emphasized. "For us, it is fundamental that employees be pleased and motivated about what they are doing at SAS. We prioritize training and development and foster self-awareness – people need to attend to their personal lives and also find purpose in their work." explains Tato Athanase, HR Manager of SAS in Brazil.

The ranking was composed using a four-step methodology that comprised:

  • researching the eligible companies.
  • surveying the HR best practices of the qualifying companies.
  • Auditing and reviewing the companies through interviews and onsite visits.
  • Scoring the companies and certifying those selected as Top Employers.

According to the report, the management model of SAS in Brazil combines all the required aspects of the certification. The company offers competitive primary and secondary benefits, a healthy working environment and additional support, such as legal counseling for personal matters of an employee.

About SAS

SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative analytics, business intelligence and data management software and services, SAS helps customers at more than 80,000 sites make better decisions faster. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.

The Canadian subsidiary of SAS has been in operation since 1988. Headquartered in Toronto, SAS employs more than 300 people across the country at its Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City and Montréal offices. For more information, please visit


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