Sunday, October 15, 2006

SAS in Cary, NC Has a 35-Hour Workweek

SAS in Cary, NC was one of the first companies to offer a shorter workweek. In 1976, when the company was founded by CEO Jim Goodnight, SAS established a flexible work schedule along with a 35 hour workweek. They also have a variety of employee-friendly perks.

In 1983, they established an on-site health care center, and in 1984, they opened their on-site recreation and fitness center. All programs and services in this center are free to employees. They also established a wellness program.

In 1992, SAS developed a Work Life Initiatives Department and was listed in the book, 100 Best Companies to Work for in America.

In 1998, SAS was named in two business books recognizing companies with outstanding employee-friendly practices, Contented Cows Give Better Milk and Good Company.

This year (2006), SAS celebrates their 30 year anniversary. Also, this is SAS' ninth straight year on FORTUNE's list of "100 Best Companies to Work For".

For more information about SAS, visit their web site at