Sabre

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Sabre Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
393 Reviews
3.3
393 Reviews
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Sabre President and CEO Tom Klein
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Managers don't pressurize employees unnecessarily; they respect your work-life balance (in 62 reviews)

  • Flexible work from home policy but hear that it might be changing soon (in 54 reviews)


Cons
  • Very little regard for work-life balance overall and compensation is below market (in 27 reviews)

  • Work from home depends on manager and the team you are working in (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Decent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Southlake, TX

    I have been working at Sabre full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance and reasonable salaries and benefits. Covered parking and great campus.Great community-service culture and commitment to charities and similar organizations

    Cons

    Executive management is in a state of flux still trying to execute on strategic plans. No offices for anyone at the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less planning and more action.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company, but going through painful changes.....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southlake, TX

    I have been working at Sabre full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company for the most part - implementing new talent management philosophy that is a good direction.

    Cons

    Layoffs annually - difficult environment. Some mixed direction to the mature business (Grow, but do it with less resources)
    Many new leaders, lots of longtime employees leaving or being nudged out.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Disrespectful and distrusting senior management creates a hostile and uncomfortable work environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance
    Current Employee - Finance

    I have been working at Sabre full-time

    Pros

    - Good location.
    - Nice campus.
    - Good cafeteria.
    - Covered parking?

    Cons

    Low salary.
    Disrespectful management.
    I never knew the true meaning of "micromanage" until I came here.
    No work-life balance. (65 hour weeks are not only common, but expected)
    Holidays/PTO are mostly for "show". Go ahead and TRY to get a day off. I dare you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most employees do, in fact, know what they're doing. Treat them that way.
    It is never appropriate to talk down to an employee. If there are true performance issues, address them professionally.
    Assume that people do care and want to succeed. Stop treating people like an inconvenience.
    If you want talent, you need to pay for it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Expect some travel

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Southlake, TX

    I have been working at Sabre full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    IT company with clients all over the world. You will have a couple of business trips per year at least.

    Cons

    Teams dispersed all over the world makes it difficult sometimes to coordinate priorities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Figure Head Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Product Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Associate Product Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Sabre full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    if there was one, I would say. Very talented employees. Flexible schedule as well. And pretty decent Company perks

    Cons

    The sect I work for (for the next 2 weeks anyway) has a very severe problem. Most of the products we offer, are widely outdated. Im talking 8 to possibly 15 years old. Every month there is a new issue with our software that we have to submit a ticket for. Not only that but every time we bring an issue up, It gets ignored. Management is extremely narrow minded when it comes to every teams problems. All they seem to care about is planning and making money for themselves. The teams who make them the most cash, they pay more attention to (of course). Nobody seems to care in management, It seems to be that a management position is more of a political standpoint, than an actual job that involves solving an issue and creating opportunities for others. Not only that but my management team is based out in india. So how in the hell are things suppose to get done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start acting like managers. Listen to your employees, We are not just numbers. Stop treating US like we are the ones who are outsourced. Stop planning so much. Put your money where your mouth is. and start taking action. Stop sugar coating everything and ignoring issues. they are not going away.I however am going away. Your business ethic is atrocious. Your turn around times are just as bad. and your CEO is just up there looking good. What he actually does is beyond me, because he is clearly running a dog a pony show.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Low Salary

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sabre

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn new technologies

    Cons

    Low salary, long working hours.

  8.  

    Hard to advance manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Southlake, TX

    I have been working at Sabre full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    work/life balance (most times) and people

    Cons

    exec mgmt can't make up minds on how things will be so everyone seems to be in a constant state of guessing what or how processes will be done.
    driving distance from home

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make decisions on how the company will be run in the different business units, use them for some time before adding new twists and turns.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing industry to be a part of-- hi Tech and Travel!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sabre full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people are great, flexible work hours, a great campus with a casual environment and its nice to be a part of a company that's so customer focused

    Cons

    Agreed with what others have said about not being paid a competitive salary initially

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very poor management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southlake, TX

    I have been working at Sabre full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Telecommuting options are sometimes available.

    Cons

    poor leadership results in ineffective teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train leaders and build functional teams

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    New Management, New Direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Southlake, TX

    I have been working at Sabre full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    In the past couple of years since I've joined, the company has made big changes in executive leadership (new CEO and new CTO). In that time, Sabre has also made big changes to the business (going public, moving Travelocity to Expedia's platform, attempting to sell lastminute.com). Internally, we are pushing to change the culture to be "one Sabre" and to drive innovation. Common topics: creating big data products, shifting to cloud architectures, focusing on world class user experiences. As a software developer, it feels pretty positive. You are definitely rewarded for pushing your product forward.

    Cons

    Culturally, there seems to be a lot of apathy. Technology seems to be about 5-10 years behind the best tech companies. For example, we're just now starting to investigate cloud architecture. If you're into mainstream technologies from 5 years ago, you're considered leading edge rebels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I love the new direction the company is going. Focusing on using modern technologies and valuing premium user experiences are great strategies for creating customer value.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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