Culture champion SAS maintains Best Workplace in Europe status
Analytics leader SAS has once again secured a coveted spot on the Best Workplaces in Europe 2021 list by Great Place to Work®. With a reputation of caring for employees while producing world-class analytics solutions, it’s no surprise that the people of SAS love where they work. This recognition is based on a survey of more than 1 million employees in the European region, assessing an organization’s ability to create great workplaces for all while providing valuable employee support programs – especially important during this past year’s pandemic.
With employees in almost 60 countries, people from around the world combine to create an atmosphere of innovation and respect that drives SAS to new heights. The workplace culture pioneer continues to build on its more than 40-year history of prioritizing employee happiness, even in the unpredictability of a multiyear pandemic. For example, SAS implemented virtual offerings of all its amenities and more to offer employees support ranging from career development to mental health and physical well-being.
“The Best Workplaces in Europe have set a new standard of care for employees across a variety of industries,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “These companies are led by the type of leaders who pride themselves on supporting the needs of their employees. They create flexible working environments where anyone can thrive, no matter who they are or what they do for the business.”
This recognition is based on confidential survey data assessing employee experiences of trust, innovation, company values and leadership. In addition to recently being named as a Company That Cares by People magazine, SAS is recognized annually as one of the World’s Best Workplaces as well as in the US and Asia. SAS has also received distinctions as a most innovative company and a top place to work for millennials and women and for diversity.
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About the Best Workplaces in Europe
Great Place to Work® identifies the Best Workplaces in Europe by surveying employees about the key factors that create great workplaces for all and analyzing company workplace programs impacting over 1 million employees in Europe.
To be considered, companies must first be identified as outstanding in their local region by appearing on one or more of our Best Workplaces™ national lists in Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey and United Kingdom during 2020 or early 2021.
Companies rank in four size categories: small (10 to 49 employees), medium (50 to 499 employees), large (500+) and multinational. Multinational organizations are also assessed on their efforts to create great workplaces across multiple countries in the region. They must appear on at least three national lists in Europe and have at least 1,000 employees worldwide with at least 40% (or 5,000) of those employees located outside the headquarters country.
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Great Place to Work helps organizations quantify their culture and produce better business results by creating a high-trust work experience for all employees. Their unparalleled benchmark data is used to recognize Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies and the Best Workplaces in the U.S. and more than 60 countries, including the 100 Best Companies to Work For® and the World’s Best lists published annually in Fortune. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work for all.
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