Famous for its campus culture, work/life balance and stimulating work, SAS ranks ninth on Fortune’s 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials. SAS executives firmly believe that the ability to attract and retain creative employees directly affects company success. And they recognize that young professionals are critical to cultivating the future of business.
“SAS is a place where you can make a difference. Our Millennials bring an energy and a new way of looking at things and keep us challenged and progressing” said SAS Vice President of Human Resources Jenn Mann.
“SAS’ supportive and engaging environment allows me to quickly see the impact of my work in the office and in my community. It truly is one of the best workplaces,” adds Associate Software Developer Nolan Piland, who works on SAS® Curriculum Pathways®.
SAS is greatly committed to helping its young professionals thrive. Full-time training programs, such as the SAS Academies, provide both in-class and on-the-job training to ensure that recent grads are set up for success before moving into their full-time roles. A young professionals group offers them a sense of community in the early stages of their careers, and they are provided with developmental opportunities, such as the Emerging Leaders program, to foster their career growth. These initiatives are in addition to widely recognized campus benefits, including a free on-site recreation and fitness center and the free on-site health care center with an adjacent pharmacy. All this, plus countless on-site convenience services like a hair and nail salon, dry cleaning and subsidized cafeterias are among the many reasons why SAS appeals to job seekers at all stages of their careers.
“Companies focused on solid growth understand that it’s critical for senior leaders to have an in-depth understanding of all their employees’ experiences, regardless of their age, role in the organization, or any other demographic profile,” says Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work® United States. “Great workplaces are constantly monitoring and analyzing their employees’ workplace experiences and then taking action to improve them. Ranking on this list is a great indicator that these companies’ efforts to create great workplaces are resonating with millennials.”
In addition to this honor, SAS also was recently named among the 2015 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads. The business analytics leader has remained a staple on Fortune’s list of Best Places to Work in the US since the list’s inception.
About The Best Workplaces for Millennials 2015
The Best Workplaces for Millennials is a “best of the best” ranking and is part of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work® and Fortune based entirely on employee surveys from published Great Place to Work® Reviews. Of the 465 companies with published Reviews recently surveyed using the Trust Index© Employee Survey, 315 surveyed at least 50 employees under age 35. Almost 90,000 millennial-aged employees from these companies completed the survey and answered 58 questions about how frequently they experience the behaviors that create a great workplace. This resulted in a total score for each company based entirely upon employee feedback. The Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces for Millennials 2015 ranking includes the best hundred companies ranked by these millennials’ scores.
About Great Place to Work® Reviews
While companies look to recruit and hire the right candidate, job seekers are equally interested in finding the right position at the right company. That’s why Great Place to Work® uses data and insights to write Reviews that offer a true picture of the workplace and elevate the hiring experience. Companies with published Great Place to Work® Reviews are serious about creating great workplaces, comfortable with transparency, and interested in sharing the unique aspects of their workplaces treasured by employees.
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