They put employees under hatchet managers and then force them to retire/strongly encourage to quit. The employee is then made to choose between being laid off or quitting.
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As a SAS customer, I hope the company goes down the sh--ter. For annual license renewal, sales holds our feet the fire (lets our license expire MULTIPLE times during renewal) then takes a pound or two of flesh. We chose SAS because it is a reliable... read more
The SAS problem is the CEO doesn't want to lay people off because it would tarnish his reputation as someone who has never had mass layoffs. Does SAS need to lay people off? Hell yes. There is so much dead weight it keeps them competing in many... read more
As a current SAS employee, I can tell you that the industry disruption is in fact affecting the company currently. Sales are down and there's a major hiring freeze currently. With respect to the lack of layoffs, that can be attributed to our... read more
Teradata is laying off a lot of people, Oracle has constant layoffs, SAP has them all the time - I think we are doing fairly well compared to most other companies - I am not sure what is behind it completely, maybe our company structure, maybe... read more