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IT list: SAS among best places to work

Posted June 21, 2010

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— SAS, the world’s largest privately held software company that is based in Cary, ranks sixth in the latest “Best Places to Work in IT 2010” from Computerworld.

Computerworld: 100 Best Places to Work in IT

SAS is recognized worldwide year in and year out for its benefits and low employee turnover.

Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) came in 95th. The world’s top Linux software developer and services provider is based in Raleigh.

USAA ranked first followed by Booz Allen Hamilton, JM Family, General Mills and the University of Pennsylvania.

Some 38,000 IT workers participated in the survey.

Other Southeast firms that cranked the top 100 include:

• 2 Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.
• 3 JM Family Enterprises Inc.
6 SAS Institute Inc.
• 13 H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute Inc.
• 23 Marriott International Inc.
• 24 University of Miami
• 26 The Mitre Corp.
• 29 Palmetto Health
• 31 Discovery Communications Inc.
• 33 Southern Co.
• 40 Altria Group Inc.
• 42 HCA Inc.
• 54 Raymond James Financial Inc.
• 60 Publix Super Markets Inc.
• 66 The George Washington University
• 71 FedEx Corp.
• 75 Aflac Inc.
• 78 National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
• 86 Eastman Chemical Co.
• 88 Black Hills Corp.
• 93 United States Postal Service
• 95 Red Hat Inc.
• 100 SRA International Inc.

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  • cheryllesaint Jun 21, 2010

    Wow, garyl14. I'm a mother of an 11 month old that works at SAS. I consistently work more than 40 hours a week. In fact, I'm even logged into work right now while my husband is playing with my daughter. How dare you act as though you deserve our pity!

  • ohmygosh Jun 21, 2010

    Red Hat below the Postal Service? Are we going to have a new expression: "Going Red Hat"?

  • Boostershot Jun 21, 2010

    Gary, that is true wherever you work these days. In my case it's those nearing retirement that just don't care anymore that we are their slaves. They can't, won't or whine their way out of doing what they still GET PAID to do, they've just become slackers. I'm not in Raleigh by the way, go east about 50 miles but our corporate is in Raleigh.

  • runinlat Jun 21, 2010

    Well you start by working when you are at work and not goofing off surfing the web on WRAL!!!!!!!!

    That was hilarous!!!!!!

  • ncouterbanks69 Jun 21, 2010

    beths0722 - If you find out please let me know

    garyl14 - That is pretty much true anywhere. But it's FINALLY my turn to take advantage of that after watching others for years. However, it is my understanding that there is zero overtime at SAS? Of course I could have heard wrong but if that's true you shouldn't be whining about 40hrs/week.

  • nerdlywehunt Jun 21, 2010

    Yea, we all know SAS is 'among the best places to work,' the real question is how does one get a job there!?!?
    beths0722

    Well you start by working when you are at work and not goofing off surfing the web on WRAL!!!!!!!!

  • Willie_11 Jun 21, 2010

    Gary - you don't know what you are talking about. Every employee strives for a perfect work-life balance. And Beths0722 - all you have to do is go to www.sas.com, complete a profile and apply for jobs.

  • confederateyankee Jun 21, 2010

    Sorry poll, this one. I've worked at SAS, but two other IT companies I've worked for on Kit Creek Road are both better in my experience.

  • Bettie Jun 21, 2010

    Yea, we all know SAS is 'among the best places to work,' the real question is how does one get a job there!?!?

  • Speed Limit 55 Jun 21, 2010

    to garyl14, isn't that discrimination?

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