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SAS Institute (India) Pvt. Ltd. is recognized among India's Great Mid-size Workplaces 2019. Every year, Great Place to Work® identifies India's 50 Great Mid-size Workplaces (with employee strength of 100 to 500) through an objective and rigorous workplace culture assessment process.

SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative analytics, business intelligence, and data management software and services, SAS helps customers at more than 75,000 sites make better decisions faster. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®. SAS has customers in 140 countries. SAS has products across Advanced Analytics, Business Intelligence, Cloud Analytics, customer intelligence, Data Management, Risk Management, Supply Chain Management, etc.

Company Size

196 Employees


Information Technology


Why SAS Institute (India) Pvt. Ltd. is a Great Place to Work?

SAS Institute (India) Pvt. Ltd. has successfully created a Great Place to Work FOR ALL their employees as they have excelled on the 5 dimensions that are a hallmark of a High-Trust, High-Performance Culture™ – Credibility, Respect, Fairness, Pride and Camaraderie. In a rigorous assessment process conducted by the Great Place to Work® Institute, SAS Institute (India) Pvt. Ltd. met the minimum criteria on the Trust Index© Employee Survey, on the consistency of experience across all demographics and on the Culture Audit© People Practices Framework, to clear the first level i.e. getting Great Place to Work-Certified™

Great Place to Work® is considered the ‘Gold Standard’ in workplace culture assessment and recognition. 

As a certified organization, SAS Institute (India) Pvt. Ltd. became eligible to be considered among 'India's Great Mid-size Workplaces 2019' – a list that features the 'Best of the Best’. The process of identifying India's Great Mid-size Workplaces is based purely on the assessment findings and does not involve any jury or opinion based criteria. 

Culture Snapshot 
SAS Institute expresses an active appreciation for creative culture. Employees are empowered to innovate and create on a regular basis. Employees are respected and valued, performance is nurtured, creativity and excellence are encouraged, leadership and teamwork are rewarded. The management team is simple, honest and highly approachable, which makes it easy for people to work together as one team and focus on the business and clients. 

This page highlights more about the work culture of the organization, selected the best people practices, the vision of the leadership and glimpses of employee life. 

Read through to find out what makes SAS Institute (India) Pvt. Ltd. a Great Workplace.

Recognitions awarded by Great Place to Work®

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Great Place to Work-Certified™ from April 2019 - March 2020. Certified for 3 years in a row!

India's Great Mid-size Workplaces 2019

Among the TOP 75 of India's Best Workplaces in IT & IT-BPM 2019

World's 25 Best Workplaces 2018

Best People Practices

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The Presidents Sales Club

sas institute (india) Pvt. ltd has a Presidents sales club which is a great honor for elite sales staff who are responsible for a million dollar business and sell in tough verticals across the year. it is a once in a lifetime experience for a sales employee to visit the exotic locations across the world along with their spouse and kids and experience the most royal treatment and felicitation by sas executive VP and chief revenue officer.




Employees, admin and clerical staff across SAS Institute celebrate Thanksgiving day with great fervour and take this opportunity to thank their colleagues for their good work done and also to acknowledge the fact  that they are the once who are making SAS a great place to work. Employees  express their gratitude with a gift or any token as per an individual’s interest.  

I have joined this organization just about less than 6 months and I truly appreciate the fact that I was made to feel at home right from Day 1. Making me feel comfortable, valuable, organizing the right agenda and schedule for giving me an induction on HR process, policies, products, and solutions were all there just in place... Have great regard for all this because the stepping foundation stone in the organization is the base step towards the longevity of the work there.

Employee Testimonial

SAS support innovation and provide best opportunity to perform as well as implement new ideas, the workplace culture is healthy. It is for sure a great workplace

Employee Testimonial

Career @ SAS Institute (India) Pvt. Ltd.

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Leaders Speak


Noshin Kagalwalla

Vice President and Managing Director, SAS Institute (India) Pvt. Ltd.

1. What is your personal approach to making a Great Workplace? 
According to me, a Great Workplace requires the leadership to lead with clear vision & values that empower & enable complete employee engagement. It also means providing an environment that fosters growth and innovation making SAS an engaging & enjoyable place to work. 

2. What are the top 2 benefits you see of creating a Great Workplace?
A Great Workplace comes with tons of benefits but what makes the workplace a brilliant one is the pool of innovative and creative talent which is your core asset. Another very important aspect of a Great Workplace is that it always commands a strong brand presence for all its business stakeholders.

3. What are your top people's priorities? 
SAS believes that happy healthy people bring passion to whatever they do. With people as the most important lever in the fulcrum, SAS focuses on: a) Retaining our talent b) Creating career growth opportunities c)Continuous upskilling/reskilling of employees to help them be productive in a volatile technology & business world. 

4. How has your association with Great Place to Work® helped your business and strategic goals? 
Great Place to Work® endorses brands with the recognition of the world’s best workplaces with a High Trust and High-Performance Culture. In fact, for SAS, Great Place to Work® has been one of the big drivers in ensuring SAS has its indomitable presence across other competitive organizations. This has strengthened the customer’s confidence in SAS’s value propositions that it offers through a host of products, solutions & services translating into a great business growth story for SAS over the years amidst continuously changing the technological world. The recognition has also helped us attract the best talent from the industry who are not only looking forward to a bright career at SAS but also enjoy a good work-life balance.

Srinivas Rao K

Director – Human Resources, SAS Institute (India) Pvt. Ltd.

1. What can your present and potential employees be sure of from a work culture perspective in the organization?
SAS believes that people are the most important asset we possess. At SAS we constantly ensure we imbibe the feeling of belonging by nurturing a culture of strong employee engagement & collaboration across functions, a good Work-Life Integration, a Strong brand association, a feeling of Job satisfaction & fulfillment, a strong & approachable leadership that they can look up to and an environment open to innovation, fun & growth.

2. What, according to you, is a people challenge your industry is facing? 
The Technology industry is a highly volatile one with ever-changing skill requirements, which makes resourcing or for that matter fetching the right talent a crucial requirement. Moreover, competitive compensation being offered in the industry, as well as start-ups mushrooming in plenty, pose an increasing challenge to the knowledge hub. 

3. How are you ensuring a consistent workplace experience FOR ALL your employees, irrespective of their role, age, gender, tenure, etc. in the organization?
 At SAS we are an equal opportunity employer by way of providing career advancement options & standardized employee benefits across all levels & functions. We empower employees with both knowledge and skills to take up the mantle of responsibilities and decisions without hesitation. We have inevitably nurtured a performance-oriented culture across all functions but at the same time ensure employees enjoy a good Work-Life Integration.

4. How has your association with Great Place to Work® helped your business and strategic goals? 
The Great Place to Work® ranking has helped SAS in building compelling brand equity amongst internal as well as external stakeholders. It has also helped in establishing SAS as ‘Employer of Choice’ for potential candidates as well as ‘A value-based, long term, robust software solutions provider’ for customers across verticals. SAS has always maintained one of the lowest employee turnover rates in the industry and Great Place to Work®’s recognition has only helped us retain our position.

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