2 Cary companies make Fortune’s 100 Best Companies list

CARY, N.C. (WNCN) — The list of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work for came out this week, and this year, two North Carolina companies are in the top ten.

Kimley-Horn and Associates and SAS Institute, both in Cary, are ranked seventh and eighth, respectively. Last year, Kimley-Horn, a civil engineering consulting firm, ranked 25. SAS, a business analytics company, came in at number four last year.

“We’re very excited. The timing of this is really neat that we have made the list just as we’re about to move to downtown Raleigh,” said Barry Barber, senior vice president and director of human resources at Kimley-Horn.

One thing both firms have in common: employees reported the companies care for them and treat them well.

“Most people think SAS is a great place to work for because of the benefits,” said Pamela Meek, senior director of external communications at SAS. “But a lot of companies are offering great benefits now to attract great talent. What really matters now is a culture of trust and flexibility.”

Kimley-Horn offers telecommuting, job sharing, college tuition reimbursement and pays all employee healthcare costs. SAS offers on-site childcare and medical services, a campus fitness center and paid-time off for volunteering.

“I mean, it’s a little bit humbling to be listed with some of the firms that are listed, many of them much greater household names than we are at Kimley-Horn,” said Barber.

Both companies have been on Fortune’s list many times before, but fell short of overtaking Google, which holds the top spot.

Fortune’s rankings are based on employee survey results measuring overall job satisfaction, camaraderie and pay and benefits programs.

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