Our SAS Culture Code

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Assessing a company from the outside can be tricky business – but it shouldn’t be. That’s why we’re kicking off a series to pull back the curtain on the #saslife. From our values to our vision for the future, we’re giving a transparent look at what it’s really like to work here.

So, where to start? For us, it’s our culture that’s at the center of it all.

Our CultureTwo SAS employees converse

Our culture connects the curious nature that gave us our start and the spirit of innovation that moves us forward. It’s been a constant since our inception in 1976, but just as life and technology have changed over time, our culture has adapted too. But our guiding philosophy hasn’t changed: if you treat people like they make a difference, they will.

It’s unique, and over time people have noticed. We’ve been recognized by Fortune as a Great Place to Work every year since the list’s inception and have been awarded for our culture and employee experience globally.

So, what is it that makes our culture so special, so unique? We’re glad you asked!

A culture that stands test of time

To put it simply, our culture is based on trust, flexibility and our values. We like to summarize it like this: at SAS, Your Curiosity Matters. Let’s unpack!

The SAS Culture CodeTrust

At SAS, we trust each other. Employees trust one another, their managers, and leadership. Leadership trusts employees to do what they say they’ll do. We also extend that trust to our customers and user communities. The result? An environment where innovation and creativity thrive.

Flexibility

For us, flexibility means that we treat adults like… adults. If you need to run out for a dentist appointment or your kid’s school play, we trust that you’ll handle it and still get your work done. We aren’t in the business of micromanagement, so employees are empowered with flexibility to live their lives (because you have a life outside of work!) and do their best work.

Our Values

We’re authentic, accountable, curious and passionate. These values aren’t just words on a screen – they influence everything we do, from the way we interact with customers to the software we create. They set the tone for our work, and we hire to them, reward based on them, and live them every day.

SAS employees celebrating a company award The SAS employee experience

In support of this culture, we create an experience that allows employees to pursue meaningful work, empowers them to work on projects that are making a difference, and do it all in a world-class work environment. At SAS, you can bring your most authentic, creative self to work. In other words, you can be you!

Our philosophy, resulting culture and accompanying employee experience has culminated in sustained year-over-year revenue growth, continuous innovation, and happy employees. It’s the lifeblood of our company, and it influences every aspect of our business. Don’t just take out word for it – hear from our employees on why they love living the #saslife.

Behind the scenes at SAS

We’re excited to share more about the #saslife through this series – after all, there’s a lot to cover! From perks and benefits to our initiatives that matter most, we’ll be sharing the ins and outs of the SAS employee experience in the coming weeks.

But we won’t be telling the SAS story alone! Our people are the core of our company, and they have amazing stories to tell. Search #saslife on social media and get to know Our Storytellers for a behind-the-scenes view of life at SAS.

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Stay tuned for more! In the meantime, let us know in the comments – what do you look for in a workplace culture? And if you’re a SAS employee, what does our culture mean to you?

 

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Alyssa Grube

Associate Communications Specialist

Alyssa Grube is an Associate Communications Specialist focused on employee programs, culture, and employer branding. She’s passionate about the intersection of people + brand, and loves sharing the SAS story with the world. Seriously, ask her about why she loves SAS – just grab a coffee first.

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