SAS ranks No. 2 among the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces
Innovation, customer satisfaction are the product of satisfied workforce
Once again, experts are hailing analytics leader SAS as one of the best places to work in the world. With a culture that fuels innovation and creativity, SAS ranks No. 2 among the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces from Great Place to Work. For the fifth consecutive year, SAS holds one of the top two spots, underscoring the company’s consistent ability to inspire and energize employees worldwide.
“SAS® software changes peoples’ lives for the better,” said SAS CEO Jim Goodnight. “Our employees can see that the work they do makes a difference, which motivates them to continually create new and better technology. My job is to provide an environment where they stay enthusiastic and proud of what they do. Because when they’re satisfied, our customers are, too.”
This simple philosophy ensures that SAS retains its intellectual capital. With employee turnover dramatically lower than the industry average, customers know they can rely on long-standing relationships with SAS employees for continuous and evolving expertise, innovation and service.
For example, The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been collaborating with SAS to modernize disaster response around the world. When disasters struck the Philippines and Nepal, SAS worked with IOM to better understand data from hundreds of shelters and camps to help with shelter, safety and rebuilding.
“When you enter into uncharted territory in hopes that you can do some good, you need a culture of trust and creativity, alongside respect for data security principles,” said Brian Kelly, Emergency and Post-Crisis Advisor at IOM. “Because of this, we’re analyzing data in a way that’s never been done before.”
"SAS is honored to be recognized amongst the top 2 workplaces in the world. We firmly believe that fostering a great working environment is a good business strategy and this award reiterates our commitment of ensuring our culture goes beyond borders and creates a strong employee engagement,” said Sudipta Sen, Regional Director, South East Asia, Vice Chairman & Board Member, SAS (India).
The Great Place to Work Institute has recognized SAS consistently since the organization was founded in 1980 to identify companies that have created great workplaces.
“Getting recognized as a best place to work is an incredible honor and a testament to our work culture. We believe in fostering an environment where employees feel motivated, valued, and committed to driving great results for our customers,” said Noshin Kagalwalla, Managing Director, SAS (India).
To be eligible for the ranking, 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. At least 40 percent of employees must work outside the company's home country. Companies on the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces list are rated highly by their employees, 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, nonprofit organizations and government agencies in almost 50 countries.
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