SAS has been named the No. 1 company on the second annual "25 World's Best Multinational Workplaces" list from Great Place to Work®. This is an exciting award because it is a direct reflection of how our employees feel about our company.
We feel a true connection to our unique culture, trust in our leadership, and a true passion for our technology, our customers, and the people we work with every day – regardless of location. I’ve seen this in action during visits to several of our SAS global offices this year. Everyone is working toward the same vision and inspiring each other do their best work.
It’s an honor to be among the 25 elite companies. Great Place to Work analyzes data from surveys taken by more than 2.5 million employees and workplace culture analytics taken from 5, 671 companies, that represent more than 11 million employees. From this data, emerge the top 25 companies who are committed to setting the bar high on improving the lives of their employees and their workplace cultures. These companies must also:
- Be on at least five national Great Place to Work lists.
- Have at least 5,000 global employees.
- Have at least 40 percent of their global workforce working outside of the company’s home country.
In 2012, Great Place to Work has recognized SAS in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Europe, Finland, France, Greece, India, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. Other workplace culture awards have also been received by SAS in South Africa and the United Kingdom.
I know we are all proud of what we do every day, but maybe today…just a little more so.