SAS ranks as one of the best employers in Austria
SAS, one of the largest software manufacturers in the world, has ranked third in the Great Place to Work competition “Austria's Best Workplaces 2018” in the category for companies with up to 49 employees. The ranking reflects the quality and attractiveness of the company culture in a number of industries whose employees completed a survey covering topics such as being valued, leadership, compensation, and other criteria.
SAS has been among the highest-ranking employers in the world for many years. The company’s history is surely a factor here. Employee satisfaction has been something that founder Dr. Jim Goodnight has made a personal priority since the very founding of the company in 1976. But SAS doesn’t only ensure an exemplary working environment by providing flexible working hours and initiatives to ensure continuing education, it also supports employees in their private lives for instance by providing daycare for children or promoting the health of its employees.
“We made the top three for the first time in Austria, and we’re proud of that,” explained Dr. Patric Märki, Vice President SAS Region DACH. “This award was particularly important to us because it reflects feedback provided by our employees. This positive reception is an important factor for the success of SAS. Because if you want satisfied customers, you need satisfied employees.”
“SAS in Austria benefits in two ways. First of all, it’s a small region, which means the colleagues here all know each other quite well. Secondly, employees enjoy all the benefits of working for a global corporation. And we always get a lot of feedback from our employees that they really appreciate the things we offer them,” said Herman Riemann, Finance and Human Resources Manager at SAS Austria, commenting on the competition’s gratifying results.
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