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    Jim Goodnight, former statistics professor at North Carolina State, founded SAS in 1976 and is still a visible presence on the lush campus of this analytics software company. A team of 37 landscapers plant more than 3,800 flowers every year — and they are direct employees of SAS, not contractors. As such, they enjoy generous benefits, everything from onsite childcare, health and fitness centers, a pharmacy, and subsidized meals.

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    Company Info

    CEO/Top Executive
    James Goodnight
    Rank last year2
    # of years on list18
    F500 Rank-
    Industry
    Information Technology
    Year founded1,976
    Type of organization
    Private
    Revenue (2014 or most recent year)
    $3.1 billion
    Web addresshttp://www.sas.com
    Total US employees6,647
    Full-Time jobs added in last year193
    Number of work sites-

    Perks

    Offers compressed work weeks
    yes
    Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
    no
    Offers paid time off for volunteering
    yes
    Onsite fitness center
    yes
    Discounted gym memberships
    yes
    Onsite medical care facility
    yes
    Offers college tuition reimbursement to employees
    no

    Diversity

    % Women42.00%
    % Minorities-
    % African-American-
    % Asian-
    % Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander-
    % Caucasian or White-
    % Hispanic/Latino-
    % Native American/Alaska Native-
    % Two or more races-
    Same-Sex Benefits
    yes
    Non-discrimination policy
    yes

    Paid Time Off

    Holidays
    12
    Vacation
    15
    Sick days
    Unlimited
    General PTO-

    Compensation

    Most common job (hourly)-
    Avg. base pay (for hourly employee)-
    Avg. extra comp. (for hourly employee)-
    Most common job (salaried)-
    Avg. base pay (for salaried employee)-
    Avg. extra comp (for salaried employee)-

    Hiring/Staffing

    FT voluntary turnover-
    # of job applicants-
    Avg. # of applicants per opening43
    # of jobs filled863
    Jobs filled internally439
    % of jobs filled by referral0.52%
    # new graduates hired90
    # of job openings (as of Feb. 2015)350