SAS creates analytic software that turns customer data into insight and makes the world better by doing good. Customers in 149 countries use SAS to battle cybercrime, improve customer experiences, protect endangered species, improve education and child welfare, 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?
We’re looking for relentless problem-solvers, who are unafraid to challenge assumptions by being creative and forward-thinking. Our approach to connecting the best talent to each hiring opportunity is measured through company values and job-specific competencies. New hires should embody our core values of being curious, passionate, authentic and accountable. What helps us identify a strong candidate who has the technical skills, but adds to our culture? A prospective employee’s passion shows up as a commitment to excellence and they thrive on meaningful work. To be authentic means candidates are genuine, transparent, and full of integrity. New hires are responsible, and exceed the minimum expectations when they show accountability. Top candidates provide professional examples that demonstrate their ability to add value through their position-specific skills.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Information is at candidates’ fingertips. And the candidates that stand out to our recruiters and hiring managers are the ones who invest time in learning about our company. Learn who we are and what we do, and tie that into your interview. Candidates can set themselves apart by being clear about their purpose and what they’d like to accomplish as a part of the team. We meet candidates through in-person networking or recruiting events, social media, and referrals from our talented employee base. We receive a high volume of requests to learn about careers at SAS, but those who make the biggest impression are the candidates that can clearly communicate why they want to work here, and how the unique skills they bring add value to our business. And don’t forget, interviews area two-way street, so ask your recruiters and hiring managers questions – interview us in the process!
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
As our business needs adjust to the needs of our customers and emerging technologies, we are focused on hiring for our growth initiatives. These disciplines include Artificial Intelligence, Fraud, Risk, and Internet of Things. We look for professionals across a wide spectrum of skills sets, including Statistics, Operations Research, Econometrics, Health Care, Financial Services, Manufacturing, and Government. From Research and Development to Engineering, Product Marketing, and Sales, we are highly interested in talking with subject matter experts.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Our candidates should check out our careers site (www.sas.com/careers) to see all openings and set up job alerts for new positions. Also, following us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/sas/) is a great way to stay connected. Additionally, prospective applicants should always be ready to share why they are interested in SAS and how they’d be able to help make a difference here.