SAS Ireland debuts among Best Places to Work on first attempt
SAS is among the top employers on the Great Place to Work® Institute’s prestigious "Best Workplaces Ireland 2014" list of companies with fewer than 100 employees. This was the first time SAS Ireland participated in the annual survey, which listed the analytics leader at #17.
“We are delighted to have made the list in this our first year participating in GPTW locally. It was an insightful process that gave us some real and actionable feedback. We see this as the start of a very important journey,” said John Farrelly, Regional Director at SAS Ireland.
Great Place to Work Ireland is part of a global network with offices in 48 countries. The organization uses the same assessment methodology to publish 45 country lists, as well as regional and global lists. The best known of these is the Fortune 100 list of Best Companies to Work For in the United States. SAS, which has been #1 in the US and is regularly included among the top five, has also held the #2 spot for two straight years in GPTW’s World’s Best Multinational Workplaces listing.
The GPTW award honors relationships between employees and managers in five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie. The key defining feature of a great workplace is the level of trust among employees. For them, a great workplace is one where you trust and enjoy the people you work with, and take great pride in your work.
“The people are what make SAS a great place to work. Our inclusion on the GPTW list is testament to our culture of employee empowerment. We cultivate a workplace in which our people see that their hard work and commitment adds value to both the success of our customers and the healthy growth of our business,” said John Farrelly, Regional Director at SAS Ireland. “SAS is regularly recognized worldwide for its employment practices and for being a great place to work. I’m delighted that we have been able to apply this locally to build a culture that is defined by teamwork, work-life integration and an excellent working environment.
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®.