The announcement was just made at an event sponsored by the Great Place to Work Institute in San Francisco. “This recognition underscores our efforts to encourage creativity and innovation around the world, no matter where we are located,” said SAS CEO Jim Goodnight. “Employee feedback is critical to achieving No.1. It means a great deal that SAS employees value the company as much as we value them. It also mirrors how we value our customers.”
SAS Vice President of Human Resources Jenn Mann commended the efforts of the 16 countries that have been recognized by the Great Place to Work in the past year. “It’s an honor to receive this award because the recognition is based on employee feedback,” Mann said. “Our unique culture is the common thread that binds us together. This past year we achieved No. 1 rankings in Belgium and Sweden, No. 2 rankings in Greece and Canada, and a No. 3 ranking in the United States, with several more countries in the Top 10.”
Joining SAS in the top five were Google, NetApp, Kimberly-Clark and Microsoft.