SAS recognized as one of the best places to work in Norway

SAS Institute is one of Norway’s best places to work, according to the latest ranking published by Great Place to Work®. Areas of strength for the company were its scores for atmosphere, ethical management, work life balance, autonomous working and brand pride.

In the competition, the satisfaction level of more than 30,000 employees is analyzed, and assessment of policies and practices in all Norwegian companies are conducted. This is ensured through representative national surveys, the National Confidence Index. SAS achieved 8th place among the medium-sized companies, with between 50-199 employees.

"It’s a joy to work in SAS with such an amazing group of colleagues. This recognition is a celebration of the authenticity, curiosity and accountability among our co-workers, and their passion to make it easier for our customers to use analytics that drive progress", said Jørn Seglem, Managing Director.

Understanding the perspective of employees is key to building a successful workplace environment.
"We leverage feedback from our employees to be able to maintain a culture committed to continuous innovation. I am excited to see that 9 out of 10 are proud to tell others where they work, feeling pride for joint achievements and being confident in our strategy", said Seglem.

In the open comments, employees frequently cited their relationships with colleagues and the collaboration amongst peers. This positive perception is evident amongst the scores relating to camaraderie of 93%, where 96% agree that SAS is a friendly place to work. At SAS Norway all employees are coached to take ownership and be a leader in their field and own position.

"93% highlight the flexible approach that enable them to enjoy freedom in how they fulfil their responsibilities. Autonomy has been demonstrated by the way our employees have successfully embraced working from home during the COVID-19 crisis, supported by clear policies and guidelines. While these are difficult times, SAS has proven to be resilient", continue Seglem.

SAS Institute has a strong track record within work environment ratings worldwide.
The company has ranked in the top 10 of the World's Best Workplaces for nine straight years and was honored as a Best Workplace for Innovators by Fast Company and Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Technology. There is a strong connection between SAS high-trust culture and their business success.

"Our CEO Jim Goodnight believes that when people have challenging work and are surrounded by a supportive environment built on a culture of trust, they feel more connected and inspired to make a difference in the world. By reinvesting 26% in R&D and cultivate diversity, SAS attract new talent, resulting in happy customers and a stable foundation for a continued success", concludes Seglem.

About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work® Institute 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. We help employers improve recruitment, retention and productivity by putting employees at the heart of the organization, analyzing what they think and feel and identifying the real issues that need to be addressed. We serve businesses, non-profits and government agencies in 45 countries on all six continents.

Part of a global organization, we apply data and insights from approximately 10,000 organizations across the world to benchmark individual performance and advise employers on how to continuously improve employee engagement.

About SAS

SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative software and services, SAS empowers and inspires customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. SAS gives you THE POWER TO KNOW®.

Editorial contacts:

SAS Institute, Norway
Wenche Nielsen +47 472 73 066

Great Place to Work Norway 2020

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