2 of 100
SAS
SAS
2
Rank: 2
Previous rank: 3
2011 revenue ($ millions): $2,725

What makes it so great?
With two artists in residence on staff, the perk-friendly, privately held data analytics firm takes creativity seriously. One employee cites SAS's "creative anarchy" as conducive to innovation. New this year: an organic farm for SAS's four cafeterias.

Headquarters:
Cary, NC
Website: www.sas.com

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Employees
U.S. employees
6,373
Employees outside U.S.
6,481
Jobs
New jobs (1 year)
334
% job growth (1 year)
6%
% voluntary turnover
5%
Applicants
59,047
Job openings (as of 1/2/13)
328
Pay
Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Software Developer
N.A.
Most common job (hourly):
Office Administrator
N.A.
Fully paid sabbaticals
No
Onsite child care
Yes
Health
100% health-care coverage
No
Onsite fitness center
Yes
Subsidized gym membership
Yes
Work-life
Job sharing program
Yes
Compressed workweek
Yes
Telecommuting
Yes
Diversity
% minorities
18%
% women
43%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Yes
Professional training
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.):
23
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.):
14
From the Feb. 4, 2013 issue
Notes:
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2011 or latest fiscal year. All data are from July 2012 and based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.

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