SAS ranks as one of the World’s Best Workplaces for its innovative and creative culture
Thanks to a culture of innovation, creativity and work/life balance, SAS has once again ranked among the top workplaces in the world from Great Place to Work®. At the No. 10 spot on the 2018 World's Best Workplaces list, the analytics powerhouse has remained in the top 10 for eight straight years, underscoring how the culture it established more than 40 years ago continues to inspire and energize employees worldwide.
From the beginning, SAS’ workplace focused on motivating and engaging employees with inspirational and challenging work. Feeding employees’ curiosity sparks innovation to create technology that helps solve critical business issues and address humanitarian issues. From protecting hospital patients and tackling opioid addiction to helping prevent credit card fraud and paving the way for students to succeed, SAS and its employees improve people’s lives through the power of analytics. In fact, SAS was recently recognized on People magazine’s 50 Companies That Care list.
To further encourage employee creativity, SAS believes in a culture that also helps balance work and life. From career development to health and well-being, SAS demonstrates this commitment by investing in amenities such as work/life resources, subsidized child care, exceptional health care and fitness benefits, generous time off and flexibility options, and modern collaborative workspaces.
“We know that when people feel good about their work and their work environment, they are more connected and engaged employees,” said SAS CEO Jim Goodnight. “This ultimately makes customers happy and creates the foundation for a strong, viable business that can quickly adapt to market changes and demands. This is why we remain committed to our culture and using analytics to improve lives – we want our employees to continue feeling inspired and innovative.”
This year alone, SAS has also been among the top workplaces in 14 countries: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and the US. In addition, SAS was No. 7 among Best Multinational Workplaces in Europe.
“It is a big challenge to build a high-trust culture that is great for employees in many countries across the globe,” said Michael Bush, CEO at Great Place to Work. “These organizations have bold leaders who have risen to the challenge – they are the vanguard showing millions of organizations worldwide that it is possible and desirable to create a great place to work for all.”
More than 7,000 organizations participated in the survey process, representing the voices of 12 million employees worldwide. Eligible companies must appear on five or more national Great Place to Work lists over the past year and employ more than 5,000 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 meet high standards for HR policies and practices that support a culture of trust.
About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work® is a global people analytics and consulting firm that helps companies of all sizes produce better business results by focusing on the work experience for every employee – our research shows there’s a clear and direct relationship between employee engagement and financial performance. Emprising™, our unique software-as-a-service survey platform, enables organizations to assess and improve their culture and has proven to help them achieve business success. Through our certification programs, we survey more than 100 million global employees each year to recognize outstanding workplaces in over 60 countries.
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