RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – If you are looking for a new job and have faith in what employees have to say about the companies they work for, then in the Triangle either Cisco or SAS could be the place for you.

Both tech firms rank in the top ten worldwide in the 2018 “World’s Best Workplaces” list as compiled by Great Place to Work.

Cisco, which operates one of its largest corporate campuses in RTP, ranks No. 8 in the new list.

SAS, a perennial contender for top workplace honors, came in at No. 10.

Employee surveys are a crucial part of the Great Place to Work selection criteria.

About Cisco, the report notes:

“Cisco promotes development, learning, and continuous growth across its many country offices. Programs that foster mentorship, collaboration, and knowledge-sharing abound at this innovative tech company. It also provides learning opportunities to students and teachers in the communities they serve, helping young people gain experience with tech and setting them up for success in the job market.”

Says one employee in the survey:

“The overall quality and character of Cisco employees make this a great place to work. The drive and passion coupled with professionalism and talent is sometimes easy to take for granted. Also, the technology that is available to support our job roles is impressive.”

About SAS, the privately held software firm that has its global headquarters in RTP, Great Place to Work points out:

“SAS is well-known for its world-class culture, beautiful facilities, and focus on work-life balance. The company continues to show it cares for its people and their families, and their communities through its many longstanding practices and programs.”

One worker is quoted as praising SAS for multiple reasons:

“The culture is not just a collection of benefits or on-site services. It stretches through to the work, too. Because folks here, up through leadership, sincerely value honesty, integrity, and making a good product, I am given a real opportunity to do my job as well as I can figure out how to. Schedules are realistic, requirements are managed properly, and bugs are fixed properly. As a result, I feel significantly better about the software that I work on when it goes out than I have at any other employer.”

Read more about Cisco online.

More information also is available about SAS.