Celebrating our employees on #EmployeeAppreciationDay!

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It’s Employee Appreciation Day!

We appreciate our employees every day, but Employee Appreciation Day presents an extra opportunity to recognize our people for all they do.

Our employees span across divisions, geographies and job functions – but they all play an important part in our mission to empower and inspire with the world’s most trusted analytics.

But don’t just take my word for it – hear from our company leaders about why they appreciate the SAS family.

Since the beginning of SAS, our biggest advantage has been our people. Those who put the customer first, those who create the most powerful analytics on the market, and those who help solve some of the most complex problems facing the world. SAS continues to be a leader in analytics, and that’s a direct result of your hard work and dedication. Thank you for everything you do to make SAS successful! – Jim Goodnight, Founder and CEO

We had a department Halloween celebration a few years ago where many of us dressed up as characters from Harry Potter. At the time, I reflected that the people underneath the costumes were as different and diverse as the characters they dressed up as, with all different kinds of strong magic in their talents, ideas, and work ethic. I think this applies to everyone at SAS. To our employees, thank you for bringing your magic every day to further our company's mission! - John Sall, Executive Vice President, JMP

The JMP team Halloween celebration was especially magical the year a group of employees dressed as characters from Harry Potter - including EVP John Sall as Dumbledore!

The JMP team Halloween celebration was especially magical the year a group of employees dressed as characters from Harry Potter - including EVP John Sall as Dumbledore!

Every day I am thankful to work with - and learn from - the amazing people we have here at SAS. Since Day 1, SAS has cared about its employees, and in turn the employees have fueled the company with their curiosity, innovation and customer focus. – Oliver Schabenberger, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer

A group of employees enjoy a glass of wine with Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer Oliver Schabenberger at his "Sips with Schabenberger" event.

A group of employees enjoy a glass of wine with Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer Oliver Schabenberger at his "Sips with Schabenberger" event.

Without our amazing talent, there wouldn’t be a SAS. There are many companies to work for, but it’s hard to beat the people here. After 20 years, I still find myself inspired to be a better employee and a better person because of the people I work with. – Jenn Mann, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Our employees are our front line and our most important asset. They take ownership of SAS initiatives and challenges. Their bold, innovative ideas help organizations across industries and regions put data, analytics and technology to work to improve the world around us. – Dave Macdonald, Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer

I'm honored to lead a division that exists to serve our employees who are the beating heart of SAS’ outstanding history and culture. Providing nearly 14,000 global employees with the technology and services they need to successfully perform every day is a special privilege that we do not take for granted. It's our mission to create an experience that enables our employees to confidently innovate to their utmost potential, without being hindered by concerns over their tools or working environment. - Jay Upchurch, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Ask anyone what the best part about working at SAS is, and they will say, "the people." It is the talented, curious, and kind people who are passionate about doing their best for SAS and who truly care for each other that makes SAS successful. Thank you to all our wonderful employees for all you do to make SAS such a special company. It is an honor to work with you each day. - Pat Brown, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

I'm inspired by how our employees rally together to get the job done. The passion for pulling together, regardless of where you sit in the world or the time of day, is especially evident as we navigate through the global climate. Through every obstacle, your SAS spirit shines. Your collaboration efforts and dedication for our company is truly special and greatly appreciated. - Trish Dowty, Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Services Officer

Our employees are the foundation of SAS and each person is essential to the success of our organization worldwide. It's important to recognize our colleagues, and follow the example best stated by Dr. Goodnight to "Treat employees like they make a difference and they will." I look forward to coming to work every day and seeing the positive impact we make as a team! Thank you for everything you do! - David Davis, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

So, here’s to you, our amazing SAS employees! Today and every day, we appreciate your endless curiosity and innovative spirit. Thanks for all you do for our company, our customers, and each other.

Spread the #EmployeeAppreciationDay love! Share this blog, add a few kind words and tag your team or a co-worker or two to recognize your colleagues for all they do.

 

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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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