About SAS Institute

SAS is the world leader in business analytics software. What is unique to SAS is that it does not sell software licences, but rents them out. The licence is renewed every year. They always endeavour to build a long-term relationship with their customers. Quality and collaboration are the main characteristics of their business model. The relationship of trust with customers is reflected internally by a culture of mutual respect and trust.

Facts & Figures

Industry IT
Number of employees 141
Number of active countries 147

The Research

Certification is only awarded to the best employers around the world: companies that demonstrate the highest standards of employee offerings. The Top Employers Institute’s research assesses all critical areas of the Human Resources environment, certifying organisations that can demonstrate they are continuously optimising employee conditions and leading the way in the development of their people.

The employee offerings of SAS Institute

This is a selection of the Employee Offerings that this company offers to (some of) its employees.

Communication Channels

  • Formal sessions (e.g. one-to-one meetings between employee and manager)
  • Suggestions box/email
  • Social media
  • Employee surveys

Learning and development programs

  • Graduate development programmes/traineeships
  • Internship programmes
  • International exchange programmes
  • Competency-based training programmes
  • Coaching programmes
  • Peer support programmes
  • Soft skill training programmes (e.g. feedback, time management, communication)
  • On-the-job training
  • Conferences/congresses/seminars (internal/external)
  • Workshops (internal/external)
  • Online training programmes (always available)
  • 180- and/or 360-degree feedback
  • (Peer) coaching
  • Mobile Learning
  • e-Learning (module)
  • Coaching
  • Communities of Practice
  • Collaborative Learning Experiences (e.g. Action learning group/Team-based learning)

Compensation and benefits

  • Salaries
  • Variable compensation
  • Pension
  • Secondary benefits
  • Year-on-year evolution of total rewards
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Meal subsidies/canteen services
  • Subsidy Medical Insurance
  • Loan/Loan Repayment

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Flexi-time working
  • Part-time working
  • Sabbatical/career break
  • Term-time working
  • Telecommuting/working from home
  • Bringing a child to work (in emergency)
  • Onsite nursing/feeding/mothers’ room

Networking Activities

  • Sports events (e.g. sports day)
  • Flexible workspace at the office
  • Online chat/instant messaging
  • Personal online profile/social media
  • Seasonal social events

Onboarding Activities

  • Pre-Employment package (after contract is signed)
  • Step-by-step On-boarding programme (hard copy or online)
  • Employee handbook that specifies HR policy and regulations (hard copy or online)
  • Use of internal/external social media (networks) to chat with current employees
  • Meeting with HR to explain procedures
  • Check-in meetings at specific intervals
  • Meeting with manager regarding job role, tasks,expectations
  • A role-specific introductory training programme
  • A buddy is assigned to the new employee
  • Post-hire assessment
  • Announcement/introduction by management
  • A tour around the organisation
  • Meeting with CEO/Executive Management
  • (Social) Networking events for new employees
  • Internal social media (network) experience sharing
  • Team lunch/dinner
  • Induction course (covering the organisation’s mission,vision, values)
  • Code of Conduct
  • Safety policies and instructions

Career and succession management

  • Training programme
  • Coaching
  • Special assignment
  • Secondment
  • Job enrichment
  • International mobility (expatriation or short-term assignment)

Secondary benefits

  • Laptop
  • Mobile Telephone
  • Telephone allowance
  • Car/travel allowance
  • Company car
  • Entertainment allowance

Well-being programs

  • Stress management
  • Time management
  • Ergonomic support
  • Personal support line
  • Burn-out recovery programme
  • Confidential adviser
  • Maintaining salary level above legal requirements
  • Maintaining employee contractual rights above legal requirements
  • Occupational Health professional
  • On-site sports facilities
  • Fitness centre membership subsidy/reimbursement
  • Wellness programmes
  • On-site flu vaccinations
  • Nutritional information programmes