Best Places to Work in IT 2017 Employer Profile

No. 39, Large


Cary, N.C. [South Atlantic]
Credit: SAS

Why you want to work there

SAS has state-of-the-art technology and gives its IT employees the ability to work on a wide range of technology projects. The Cary, N.C.-based software company places staff in challenging assignments, giving IT workers the ability to learn and develop their skills. Its willingness to adopt new technologies, frameworks and methodologies (such as OpenStack, Responsive UI, DevOps and agile) supports innovation and creates an exciting work environment. Management further cultivates the positive culture by organizing team-building events on social networking sites and ensuring that IT projects receive the appropriate level of project management.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 8,040

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 608

IT employee turnover in 2016: 4%

IT promotions in 2016: 8%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2016: No set maximum

Training budget per IT employee in 2016: $1,053

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 15

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 20

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 85%