Business intelligence and analytics company SAS has been ranked by Computerworld magazine the No. 5 employer in information technology. The 15th annual "Best Places to Work" survey is published in the June 30 issue of Computerworld.

Computerworld gathers information from some 31,000 IT employees to score the top 100 work environments for technology professionals. Survey categories include benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention. This year, employee responses accounted for approximately one-half of the total score, with the remainder based upon company benefits and other programmes.
"Working for a company that offers outstanding benefits is great, but it goes beyond that," says Suzanne Gordon, vice-president and CIO for SAS. "Employees go that extra mile because SAS gives them the responsibility and accountability to perform their jobs. SAS believes that maintaining a work/life balance carries over to long-term customer relationships."
SAS was second again this year in the category "Best Places for Benefits." The company's commitment to work/life balance manifests itself in an exceptional list of amenities at the company's headquarters in Cary, NC, including on-site day-care, healthcare, a fully equipped fitness centre, wellness programs, a comprehensive benefits package, convenient services and flexible schedules that facilitate better work/life for employees.