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Old 01-22-2010, 08:18 AM
 
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They are a great company to work for, and no shortage of people wanting to work there. When was the last time they had to lay people off? Never? Some clear benefits to working for a company that does not have to answer to stockholders.
Nothing wrong with laying off the dead weight.
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Nothing wrong with laying off the dead weight.
Nothing wrong with firing dead weight. Lay offs often mean getting rid of qualified productive employees as the budget is too tight. If someone is dead weight, just fire them.
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Old 01-22-2010, 11:29 AM
 
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I wonder if SAS wrote the program that rated them number #1?
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Sign me up. Sounds like a wonderful place to work!
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:05 PM
 
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but i hear their salary pay is on the lower side to compensate for these benefits....can anyone confirm?
Maybe it will help to step back and look at it another way. What are all those benefits worth? What is some of the best employment security in the nation worth, especially in this market? What is it worth to have 90% of your health care premium covered by your employer (not to mention all of your vision, dental, and disability)? How about having your physician's office within walking distance of the office? What are unlimited sick days and genuinely flexible work hours to spend special times (plays, graduations, etc) with your kids worth? What price would you put on the freedom to work from home when your child is sick? What would you give up for a work week that is typically 35 hours long? How valuable is a private office with a door when you need to have some quiet time to think something over or talk with a coworker? And let's not even get started on the free Christmas parties downtown, the one week of extra paid vacation most employees get off from Christmas to New Year, the 401K contributions, and profit sharing bonuses.

I've worked at SAS for a little over two years now, and though I took a small pay cut when I accepted the position, I feel really fortunate to be working there, and wild horses couldn't get me to leave right now; even for more money elsewhere.
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Old 01-23-2010, 06:36 AM
 
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Could some of the negative feedback on SAS come from the fact that SAS is closely tied to Cary and many posters have a negative reaction to anything Cary??????

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Maybe it will help to step back and look at it another way. What are all those benefits worth? What is some of the best employment security in the nation worth, especially in this market? What is it worth to have 90% of your health care premium covered by your employer (not to mention all of your vision, dental, and disability)? How about having your physician's office within walking distance of the office? What are unlimited sick days and genuinely flexible work hours to spend special times (plays, graduations, etc) with your kids worth? What price would you put on the freedom to work from home when your child is sick? What would you give up for a work week that is typically 35 hours long? How valuable is a private office with a door when you need to have some quiet time to think something over or talk with a coworker? And let's not even get started on the free Christmas parties downtown, the one week of extra paid vacation most employees get off from Christmas to New Year, the 401K contributions, and profit sharing bonuses.

I've worked at SAS for a little over two years now, and though I took a small pay cut when I accepted the position, I feel really fortunate to be working there, and wild horses couldn't get me to leave right now; even for more money elsewhere.
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Old 01-23-2010, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Midtown Raleigh
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They were #1 for several years in a row awhile back; I didn't realize they had dropped as "low" as #20. But yeah, magazine polls are not known for being scientific in validity, and it's no surprise that SAS is somewhere people like working.
Sorry, that's incorrect. The highest they've even been before this year is #2.
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Old 01-23-2010, 08:01 PM
 
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What negative feedback? I like Cary.


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Could some of the negative feedback on SAS come from the fact that SAS is closely tied to Cary and many posters have a negative reaction to anything Cary??????
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:03 AM
 
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Could some of the negative feedback on SAS come from the fact that SAS is closely tied to Cary and many posters have a negative reaction to anything Cary??????
I have one of the most negative impressions of Cary on this board, and I think SAS is awesome. When you think about it, nothing about the way SAS does business and treats its employees fits with the Cary image.
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Old 01-24-2010, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Maybe it will help to step back and look at it another way. What are all those benefits worth? What is some of the best employment security in the nation worth, especially in this market? What is it worth to have 90% of your health care premium covered by your employer (not to mention all of your vision, dental, and disability)? How about having your physician's office within walking distance of the office? What are unlimited sick days and genuinely flexible work hours to spend special times (plays, graduations, etc) with your kids worth? What price would you put on the freedom to work from home when your child is sick? What would you give up for a work week that is typically 35 hours long? How valuable is a private office with a door when you need to have some quiet time to think something over or talk with a coworker? And let's not even get started on the free Christmas parties downtown, the one week of extra paid vacation most employees get off from Christmas to New Year, the 401K contributions, and profit sharing bonuses.

I've worked at SAS for a little over two years now, and though I took a small pay cut when I accepted the position, I feel really fortunate to be working there, and wild horses couldn't get me to leave right now; even for more money elsewhere.
That is typical of what I hear from employees of SAS. I have friends and clients that work there and love that place! It seems like it is one company that tries to do good for their employees and therefore, their employees remain loyal to them.

One of my clients works as a hairdresser there and she absolutely loves it. She used to have her own business.

I hear often from people that WANT to work there.

The onsite day care has made them well known in quite a few "women magazines", as well.

Vicki
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