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Sabre Reviews

Updated Jun 29, 2014
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3.3 336 reviews

45% Approve of the CEO

Sabre President and CEO Tom Klein

Tom Klein

(75 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance; groups with good knowledge and great cultures(in 54 reviews)

  • Good place to work - many employees are able to work from home(in 48 reviews)


Cons
  • Very little regard for work-life balance overall and compensation is below market(in 22 reviews)

  • This provides little to no job security and adds to a stressful work environment(in 6 reviews)

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    Good company until they lay you off

    Technical Writer (Former Employee) Fayetteville, GA

    ProsAllowed me to work from home. Received full benefits as a 30-hour/week employee.

    ConsThey laid me off after 13 years. No loyalty. Pay not equal to equivalent employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTHINK before you lay off certain people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not bad

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork life balance and friendly environment

    ConsManagement changes often which is not good for employees.

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    A good company in total

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosnice internship experience, executives talked to you

    Consdont like the city, or team changes a lot salary is relatively low

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall a pleasant experience with opportunities to learn new skills

    Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat team dynamics and flexibility.

    ConsHighly underpaid for the responsibilities I have.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSupport for better salary band

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not what I thought

    Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee) Southlake, TX

    ProsThere is a good work environment and the office is nice and you can work from home the majority of the time in many departments. The pay is decent

    ConsIt's very disorganized and too many hands in the pot on projects but no one wants to take ownership of issues that arise in programming. A lot of conference calls about conference calls. They like to come off as innovative and fresh but it's easy to just throw your hands up and go WTF. Plus they are laying off people right now while they are hiring in other countries for jobs that could be done in the US. That's not cool. They could just shift people around but don't want to.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut value on employee loyalty and it's nice to be relaxed but there needs to be somewhat of a structure.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Wonderful people, but stagnation is an issue.

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Southlake, TX

    ProsThe workplace is really friendly and the people working there are good people. Cafeteria and gym downstairs, they definitely want to keep their employees happy. The campus is beautiful and it's a comfortable work environment.

    ConsThe workforce is pretty stagnate (minus the Labs group). I generally got the impression that most of the people there were just showing up for work, and didn't share the same passion I was expecting (or wanting) for software development that I had. They are trying to address this by hiring lots of young people fresh our of college to balance the age scale a bit, but assigning a work to an intern/new grad is different than letting their younger (and usually more ambitious) mentality have some influence. Often we were working with outdated software (old versions of Ant, etc) that hindered development, and often work was just fixing issues that were indirectly caused by this. Sabre is, in a sense, a secure place to work, but not an outwardly ambitious company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet with the times! Stop using internet explorer 8 as a baseline, use modern software (django, rails, maven/gradle, native applications instead of phonegap/java, etc). Progress and ambition is about staying modern, not just milking outdated software to avoid dealing with the issues that come with updating/upgrading. In the long run, these new updates/software solve a lot of the issues that you end up fixing yourself in the old software anyway, plus new features/functionality/flexibility.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Worked at Sabre for more than 10 years.

    Principal (Former Employee) Southlake, TX

    ProsCoworkers are always willing to help and share their knowledge with newer employees.

    ConsMost employees are young and inexperienced and their work requires a lot of supervision. Upper management in many cases is clueless. Partly because of this management creates an atmosphere of fear. Many employees fear making an error and being subjected to inquisition. In addition, working conditions in the Southlake office are ridiculous for a company who wants to draw employees. Too many employees and not enough space to work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to respect your employees. You can't just pick up cheap labor and throw it at a problem and expect to get a good solution.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I worked as a contractor in the airline ticketing group. The persons I worked with were professional and treated me ver

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Southlake, TX

    ProsGood People
    Contract hourly rate good
    Great location

    ConsPoor management in some groups
    low salries for full time
    Management needs to do a better job at defining roles and limiting the politics

    Advice to Senior ManagementReview your salary structure and have HR do the job they were hired for

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decent place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAllows work from home and eco friendly.

    ConsShallow on culture and not good training.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Smart people, old technology stack

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Southlake, TX

    ProsIf you're a top performer and hyper competitive, you will thrive here. If you are a mediocre talent, you can hide and coast here.

    ConsSilos are not aligned and a lot of senior/executive management has left recently. Flex seating is a joke and not enough places to sit everyone where they can work with their teams.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBreak down the silos and fiefdoms. Too many times good ideas are corrupted and become poorly executed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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