We’re proud of our unique company culture that spans across offices, divisions and geographies. It’s one of the reasons SAS was recently named among the top workplaces in the world by Fortune’s Great Place to Work!
If you’re curious about what it is that makes SAS such a great place to work, one answer always rises to the top – our people. The people who work here are some of the best and brightest – not to mention the most passionate, accountable, authentic and curious people you’ll ever meet!
Our people are the ones writing SAS’ story, and we want you to meet “Our Storytellers.”
Today, meet Andrew Magee! He’s a gaming enthusiast, a brew master, and he’s dedicated to connecting our U.S. state and local government customers with game-changing solutions. As a Triangle area native, he’s always had SAS on his radar, and became part of the team right out of college.
What do you do at SAS?
I work in Inside Sales, on the Government team. We work with our account executives in the field to support U.S. state and local governments.
My favorite part of the job is getting to work with and learn from so many people who are, by all objective measures, at the forefront of their fields. We have an unbelievable number of incredibly talented and passionate people here at SAS.
Check out how San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health (a local government customer) is using SAS to understand – and serve – patients better.
How have you seen your curiosity matter at SAS?
When I was just starting my career at SAS as a business development representative, I had a lot of questions about the product I’d been assigned. My curiosity led me to seek out a much more technical understanding of the product, and the systems engineers who were training really encouraged the interest. I ended up building a solid knowledge base that has allowed me to represent SAS unsupported at conferences.
I love that SAS encourages people who take initiative to grow beyond their defined role, and rewards that with additional opportunities to grow!
What’s your favorite part about your job?
Our products and solutions help organizations around the world do amazing things, but I think the work we’re doing in the education space is especially valuable. Knowing that our analytics are helping students improve their outcomes around the country is a great feeling.
Outside the office, where can people usually find you?
Fencing (primarily two-handed longsword), brewing beer, painting, writing, cooking or traveling! I also enjoy a good game of Dungeons and Dragons.
Once a month, several of my friends and I volunteer at the Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro, North Carolina to run a D&D campaign for middle and high school kids. It’s rewarding to see how excited they are to play tabletop games with their friends. We’re definitely helping to bring up the next generation of gamers
Want to get to know more of our people? Hear more from Our Storytellers.