SAS Ranked Best Place to Work. In the World.

Cary, NC – Great Place to Work Institute, a global business ranking firm, in association with Fortune Magazine, has named SAS (headquartered in Cary) as the 2012 World’s Best Multinational Workplace.

World’s Best Multinational Workplace

5,700 companies in 45 countries participated in two surveys:

  • Trust Index Employee Survey
  • Workplace Culture Assessment

From GPWI:

The Trust Index©Employee Survey is taken by over 10 million employees around the world annually and measures employee engagement by surveying employee opinions, attitudes and perceptions on the level of trust between colleagues and between management and employees.

The Workplace Culture Assessment … [is an] analysis and inventory of the policies, practices, programs and day-to-day management behaviors that form the foundation of your workplace culture. Responses are rated for variety, originality, all-inclusiveness, human touch, and integration.

Rest of the Top 10

  1.  SAS
  2. Google
  3. NetApp
  4. Kimberly-Clark
  5. Microsoft
  6. Marriott
  7. FedEx
  8. W. L. Gore & Associates
  9. Diageo
  10. Autodesk

About SAS

SAS, with global headquarters in Cary, North Carolina, is the world’s leader in business analytics software and services. In its own words, “SAS helps organizations anticipate business opportunities, empower action and drive impact.” Their slogan, “The Power to Know,” explains their value proposition.

SAS was founded in 1976 and employs over 13,000 people worldwide. According to GPWI, SAS had $2.7 billion in revenue for the past year, has 32% women in executive or management roles and a voluntary employee turnover of only 2.6%.


1 reply
  1. Robert Campbell
    Robert Campbell says:

    No doubt in my mind that SAS is a GREAT place to work — I hear that from folks there a lot. However, this survey, putting McDonalds as the #20 great place work? Seriously? I have not heard anyone ever say how great it is to work at McDonalds. That gives me great pause in accepting the data presented. Again, no doubt on the wonderful qualities of SAS, but I smell a statistical rat in this data, perhaps some of those happy SAS employees could dig into this? :-)

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