Noreen Seebacher

What a Great Place to Work

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Re: Environment vs Economics
Maryam@Impact   11/29/2012 1:33:46 PM
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Noreen I would vote for flexible sheduling! I never liked the free coffee it was always burnt! I did work at acompnay that offered 10 minute chair massage on Fridays--you paid for it but it was a nice little treat! They also had pep boys come out for oil changes on site.

 

 

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Re: Environment vs Economics
Noreen Seebacher   11/29/2012 8:55:27 AM
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What are the top five perks you would like to see an employer offer, in order of preference?

For instance:

1) Easy accessible pantry areas with free coffee and tea 

2) Corporate cafeteria offering quality food at break-even prices

3) Flexible scheduling

4) Privacy rooms for occassional personal phone calls, brief naps, etc

5) Opportunities to participate, as a company, in charitable activities

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Re: The people piece
Louis Watson   11/29/2012 2:37:49 AM
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Congratulations to SAS on being voted one of the great places to work, I can easily understand that from the SAS Blogs that appear regularly on AllAnalytics.   

Really great minds, really great people, easy to see why it is a great place to work !

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Environment vs Economics
Maryam@Impact   11/28/2012 11:51:16 PM
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I do think the environment plays an important part in t in the productivity and quality of work of employees. Sadly though, I think a lot of companies put the quality of the environment on the back burner in the recent becoming downturn when labor became cheaper and more readily available, there was less importance placed on the environment and its impact on employees. I remember the days of the original dot com boom and the amazing work environments I visited in San Fran with onsite day care, free beverages, gourmet cafeterias, sate of the art gyms with relaxed dress, and pet flexibility. I think those are mostly gone.

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Re: The people piece
kicheko   11/28/2012 7:13:23 PM
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I noted there are no players from the banks on that list. Is it that bad working at the likes of Barclays i wonder. Nothing to compare to Google though i guess. Google has excelled in people managemnet and human resource development. maybe its because the owners were young people who understand what it means to want a life but be stopped by work.

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rbaz   11/27/2012 4:21:02 PM
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Pierre, vendors tend to adapt their level of enthusiasm to that of the internal staff. It can truly be said that they are an extension and reflect the reality of the company culture. Having been a contractor most of my working years, I can say that the employees of an account set the tone for me.

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Pierre DeBois   11/27/2012 3:08:55 PM
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I find the figure of participating vendors interesting.  It implies that to be a great place to work, your vendors need to be on the same page to ensure productivity and the gains resultant remain in a shared environment.  It's hard to have a great work environment if vendors you speak to on a daily basis are not equally "yolked" in developing communications and decisions shared from data analysis.

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bulk   11/27/2012 2:11:56 PM
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I agree, the best places I have ever worked it was always because of the people.

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The people piece
BethSchultz   11/27/2012 12:07:29 PM
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Noreen, thanks for sharing this good news on SAS. I couldn't agree more that the people make the place!

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