SAS creates analytic software that turns data – about customers, operations, financials and more – into insight. In 140 countries, our customers use SAS to boost marketing, battle cybercrime, speed drugs to market, streamline supply chains and much more.
How to Get Hired
We asked SAS Institute Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
SAS looks not only for the right skills, but also for a cultural fit. We seek colleagues who will contribute to the unique culture that makes SAS such a great place to work. Candidates must demonstrate that they have what is at the very heart of SAS – innovation and creativity – as well as qualities that match our company values. We look for the total candidate: technical skills, culture fit, relationship skills, problem solvers, good communicators and, of course, innovators.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
We look for people that understand who we are and what we do. We are innovators. If you embrace risk, pursue creativity, thrive on relationships and have the skills and knowledge to boot, that’s what we look for. You should be able to communicate what your skills are and why SAS needs those skills to remain an industry leader.
Are there any unusual or especially rigorous steps of your hiring process that candidates should be aware of?
During the interview process, SAS recruiters partner with hiring managers to ensure that the best person is selected. Interview questions designed to reveal candidates’ core competencies, their previous company’s culture and their ideal work environment help indicate long-term compatibility. Because teamwork and collaboration is part of our daily life at SAS, candidates may also participate in less structured team interviews in an informal setting to help ensure a good fit with prospective co-workers.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We are mainly hiring in critical revenue generating areas such as sales, consulting, and research and development.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?