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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.

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