Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 09:51:42 -0400
Reply-To: Michael Raithel <michaelraithel@WESTAT.COM>
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From: Michael Raithel <michaelraithel@WESTAT.COM>
Subject: Re: what does SAS do ?
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Peter posted the following:
> I might be getting an interview at SAS and I just went to
> there website trying to figure out what they do. All I could
> tell is there software is used by more then 43,000 customers
> worldwide and they have over a billion in revenue and they
> think there great. But I have no idea what there software
> does, it sounds like a database but I really don't know.
> Can someone point me to a site that explains what there
> software does and what it does for there customers.
Pete, that is great news; the SAS Institute is a solid, well-respected
company! If I didn't have my dream job working here at SAS Mecca, I
would definitely consider working for them:-) Under the right
circumstances, that could be a good career move.
With all due respect: How is it that you might be getting an interview
with a company that you do not know anything about? It is blowing my
little mind to conceive of how that may have come about.
BTW, you appear to be mixing up the word "there" and the word "their".
(It is far better if a friend tells you now, so that you avoid doing it
when it could really hurt). You could have used "their" in the first
and second sentences in your first paragraph, and twice in your last
sentence. Also, you could substitute "think they're great" for "think
there great" in your first paragraph. (Yep, it happens to us all; that
is why I have valued the editors that worked on my SAS books)!
Pete, best of luck with getting the straight skinny on the SAS Institute
and with your impending job interview!
I hope that this suggestion proves helpful now, and in the future!
Of course, all of these opinions and insights are my own, and do not
reflect those of my organization or my associates. All SAS code and/or
methodologies specified in this posting are for illustrative purposes
only and no warranty is stated or implied as to their accuracy or
applicability. People deciding to use information in this posting do so
at their own risk.
Michael A. Raithel
"The man who wrote the book on performance"
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the MVS Environment
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the OS/390 and z/OS Environments,
Author: The Complete Guide to SAS Indexes
A superstition is a premature explanation that overstayed its time. -