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Can you help me track down this company in the (USA) South? (High-Tech company.)

Asked by DarlingRhadamanthus (11203 points ) June 7th, 2010

A few years ago, I saw a documentary about a company in the South (USA). It was a (possibly) computer related tech company as I recall. It was profiled along with a Silicon Valley company and another company in this documentary.

What was interesting is the sort of “corporate culture” that the company had. The founder had pulled out all the stops to make his employees comfortable, happy and well cared for. I vaguely remember flexible schedules, a cafeteria that served great food, gyms, and even housing being provided by the company in the general area with extensive child care and other great benefits. It seemed to be a sort of “make the employee comfortable and happy and the company thrives” environment.

I seem to recall that it was in the Carolinas (?) but I may be wrong. Perhaps Georgia? If anyone knows of a company that did/does this, or any leads, let me know. Thank you.

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arpinum's avatar

SAS is probably the company your thinking of.

syz's avatar

SAS. is located in Cary, NC and is privately owned by two individuals, Jim Goodnight and John Sall. It seems to be relatively rare, but the two of them seem to have realized that it’s not necessary to have more money than God, and so much of the profit goes back in to the company. The compound is beautiful, the benefits are damned generous, and it’s a fantastic place to work, but don’t mistake it for heaven on earth. And the town of Cary could be the setting for a remake of The Stepford Wives. (My ex was a former SAS golden boy.)

DarlingRhadamanthus's avatar

Thanks so much…I do believe that was the company.

Nothing is ever as it appears, I’m sure. The corporations in the UK are (for the most part) incredibly soul-stealing. I just am appalled at some of what goes on. One of the things I liked about what I saw in that documentary was how they thought so “outside the box” and still did incredibly well. I realize that not all companies in America are like that (The Office is more like it) but I just wanted to find out what that company was.

Thanks so much for the information.

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