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SAS Maintains No. 2 Spot Among World’s Best Workplaces

NORTH CAROLINA, USA- A 40-year legacy of innovation, creativity and work/life balance once again places analytics leader SAS at No. 2 among the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces. For six straight years, SAS has held one of the top two spots from Great Place to Work®. That likely explains why the company enjoys one of the lowest employee turnover rates in the tech industry.

Early on, SAS grasped the link between satisfied employees and successful business. For one thing, the company saves millions of dollars every year on recruitment and training costs associated with employee turnover. That also means customers know they can rely on long-standing relationships with SAS employees for expertise, innovation and service.

SAS CEO Jim Goodnight said, “Employees appreciate the great benefits, but they especially thrive on being able to tackle new opportunities in our rapidly changing technology industry. Happy people make good partners who work their hearts out to make our customers successful.”

For 40 years, SAS has set the standard for workplace culture by helping employees balance the challenges of career and personal life. The company’s many on-site benefits include a free recreation and fitness center, as well as a primary care health center with a full-service pharmacy. Working parents especially appreciate the subsidized child care, meals to go, parenting workshops, lactation consultants, and work/life counselors and seminars. Add to that numerous on-site convenience services – such as dry cleaning, alterations and subsidized café meals – and it’s clear why SAS appeals so strongly to workers in all stages of their careers.

This year alone, SAS has also been among the top workplaces in 12 countries: Australia, Canada, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and, as always, the US. Since it was founded in 1980 to identify companies with great workplaces, the Great Place to Work Institute has consistently recognized SAS.

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.

“These organizations are well known because their brands appear around the globe. But behind these successful brands are high-trust workplaces where the vast majority of employees feel valued, well treated and that their work makes a difference,” said Kim Peters, Executive Vice President of Great Place to Work.