We know that the job search can be stressful, and we want your application and interview experience to be a great one. Here’s a look at what to expect from our hiring process – from application to your first day.
Our application process is designed to be simple and transparent. Check out our careers site for our current job openings. Be sure to apply via our careers site, because we don’t accept applications from other sources. This page is always changing, so check back often if you don’t see what you’re looking for.
Click “Apply Now” to fill out a short application. This includes some basic personal information, a chance to attach your resume, and a few short questions. Don’t worry about submitting a cover letter – they’re not part of our application process.
Once you’ve submitted your application, check your inbox! You should receive an email letting you know that we received your application and additional information about our recruitment process.
Once you’ve applied, one of our recruiters will review your application.
Our recruitment communications are sent using an automated system called iCIMS and can sometimes get caught in spam folders during the initial process, so take a peek every few days to make sure you haven’t missed an email from us.
3. Recruiter phone call
Your resume will be reviewed by our recruitment team and if you’re identified as a top candidate for the position, we’ll contact you to set up a phone call. Don’t stress – this call is more exploratory than a formal interview. The purpose of this call is simply to get to know you and determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Our recruiters want you to have a good understanding of our company and the role you’re applying for, so this is a good opportunity to ask any initial questions you have about our company or the job. Your recruiter will be an advisor for you throughout the interview process.
Note: If you’re applying for a summer internship or an academy/rotational position, the interview process may look a little different. Check out this blog to read up on our hiring process for early career talent.
4. Phone interview
If you’re selected to move on in the hiring process, the next step will be an interview with someone from the hiring team. This may take place over the phone or in person, depending on your location.
This interview will be focused on technical and communication skills, as well as job fit. You can expect behavioral interview questions about your work style, area of expertise and previous experiences. This is a great opportunity for you to ask the hiring manager specific questions about themselves, their team, and the role. Remember, the interview process isn’t one-sided – it’s also your chance to get to know us and decide if SAS is a good fit for you.
5. On-site interview
The final step of our interview process is an on-site interview. Depending on the role you’re applying for, your interview process may vary slightly to best fit the position. All our interviews focus on our SAS values, job competencies and include a role-based activity or work sample.
You’ll be asked behavioral interview questions that are intended to gather a picture of your past job experiences and how successful you were in your previous roles.
The goal of this interview is to see if your values align with our core values of Authentic, Accountable, Curious and Passionate. You’ll be asked behavioral interview questions that relate to our values.
Not sure what constitutes a values-based behavioral interview question? Here’s an example: How do you show your commitment to your stakeholders, customers or team?
Based on the role you’re interviewing for, you’ll likely be asked to give a short presentation, solve a programming problem or present a writing sample to a small group. This activity may vary or be assessed in a different way, depending on the role you’re interviewing for. Don’t worry – we’ll let you know what to prepare for before your interview.
In some cases, one or more of these interview elements may be conducted virtually. If you have any questions ahead of your interview, reach out to your recruiter.
After your onsite interview, the interview team will debrief and make a decision. The length of the final decision process can vary due to the number of other candidates or other factors. Your recruiter will keep you up-to-date on when you can expect to hear from us. We do our best to keep all candidates as informed as possible, and you’re welcome to contact your recruiter with questions at any time.
If you’re offered the position, you’ll receive a verbal offer from your recruiter, followed by a formal offer letter via email. You’ll be given a timeframe for offer acceptance, and a link to sign the offer digitally.
Once you’ve accepted your offer, your recruiter will reach out to set a start date. On your first day, you’ll attend a full day of New Hire Orientation to introduce you to the #saslife.
Didn’t get selected for an interview? Don’t let that keep you from applying for future opportunities at SAS! We receive a lot of applications, and our applicant pools are competitive. We hope you’ll stay in touch. To stay up-to-date with all things SAS, follow us on LinkedIn.