Best Places to Work in IT 2016 Employer Profile

No. 31, Large

SAS Institute

Cary, N.C. [South Atlantic]
Credit: SAS

Why you want to work there

Top 10 rankings: No. 9 for benefits
SAS, a business analytics and services provider based in Cary, N.C., strives to ensure that its employees are stimulated and feel supported. The company's embrace of cloud and mobile technologies, and its focus on digitizing the business, create exciting challenges for IT workers, who have opportunities to try frameworks and methodologies like OpenStack, responsive UI, DevOps and agile development. Amenities include subsidized on-site day care, a free on-site healthcare center and adjacent pharmacy, a free fitness center, free breakfast on Fridays, free beverages and subsidized gourmet cafeterias.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 7,645

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 431

IT employee turnover in 2015: 5%

IT promotions in 2015: 20%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2015: No set maximum

Training budget per IT employee in 2015: $1,995

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 15

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 20

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 85%