SAS Institute Inc.
Number of Employees: 5124
Number of IT Employees: 255
IT Employee Promotions in 2003: 14 percent
IT Employee Turnover in 2003: 1 percent
Percentage of women IT managers: 39 percent
Percentage of minority IT managers: 4 percent
Percentage of women IT staff: 31 percent
Percentage of minority IT staff: 16 percent
Training days offered per IT employee in 2003: 3
Training budget per IT employee in 2003*: US$2000
Incorporated in 1976, SAS is the world's largest privately held software company, with nearly 10,000 employees in more than 200 offices worldwide. Each employee at SAS has an individual office that is assessed for comfort by one of the onsite ergonomics specialists. The company offers flexible work schedules and pays 100 percent of the health care premiums for employees and an average of 86 percent for dependents. An onsite health care center at the company's headquarters provides free services to employees and their covered dependents. Other benefits include annual contributions to the employees' profit-sharing retirement plans, a corporate cafeteria, an onsite fitness center with 22 full-time staff members and a 17,000-sq.-ft. natatorium with a 10-lane pool. Two onsite Montessori childcare facilities are subsidized.