Sabre Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Pros
  • Very good work/life balance with all the benefits of remote work (in 62 reviews)

  • Good place to work - many employees are able to work from home (in 54 reviews)

Cons
  • Some of the new execs are rigid in their work/life balance policies (in 27 reviews)

  • work life balance and not hable to work from home (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Sr Mgt

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Southlake, TX

    I worked at Sabre

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people but poor sr/exec leadership team that don't collaborate or work well together. The thought was the new CEO and HR exec was going to drive improvement in the area and he hasnt improved on the things at all...actually worst than before.

    Cons

    Weak exec ledership team with marginal track record. Weak leadership cascades throughout the org and impact ability to enable the workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on building leadship capability and trust with the ranks. New leadership team is NOT trustworthy. Execs need to live the VALUES (vs the lip sevice and signage on values posted everywhere you turn). Little to no INNOVATION, yet they boast that they are an INNOVATIVE company...just not so.


  2. Great place if you don't like your family.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Southlake, TX

    I worked at Sabre full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Small pockets of effective teams trying to accomplish goals.

    Cons

    Will work you to death and then complain about your rotting corpse. HR is a serious issue at the company. Everything else can be fixed but HR has no cleaning mechanism. It has become a cesspool of dishonesty and delusions of self granduer.

    Advice to Management

    throw some chlorine in the HR pool


  3. HR

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southlake, TX

    I worked at Sabre full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The only pro is that the building is pretty

    Cons

    There's a major lack of leadership and Intelligence in HR and Talent Acquisition. The work environment is horrible and hostile


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Awful place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Southlake, TX

    I worked at Sabre

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    401K match is okay and the volunteer week each year is nice.

    Cons

    Where to start? All good ideas get lost in tiers on tiers on tiers of middle management. Upper management is completely removed from rest of employees and operates like an old boys' club. The office is in the middle of nowhere.

    Advice to Management

    Figure it out?


  6. Cog in the Machine

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at Sabre full-time

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

    Pros

    Good start to career if fresh out of school and need experience while searching for long-term position.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance on project teams. Account teams inconsistent in skill sets, leaving some with little to do and others understaffed, overworked, or clueless.

    Advice to Management

    Spread the work around more equitably. Currently there's a mix of "not enough to do" and "work 24/7 to meet due dates". Losing employees to overwork and unhappiness happens in cycles, adding more work to the remaining "team" members..


  7. Helpful (1)

    Not so equal opportunity company in IT

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

    I have been working at Sabre

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful building and great location, the company is environment aware and volunteer to many different areas and needs.
    Paycheck is good

    Cons

    Your race and sex might slow you down from promotions if you are in IT/service side


  8. Helpful (2)

    Marketing Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sabre

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people with lots of knowledge

    Cons

    low pay, high hours, new executive leadership with growing pains, very high turnover - good if you want to to get hired, but not if you want to stay here, mostly promote externally


  9. Helpful (3)

    The Real Story

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Sabre as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work from home which they have now lessened. Nice Office. If you want a job that pays ok and you only want to work 6mos to a few years, go for it.

    Cons

    Upper Management and VP's are not employee focused unless the work is slow and the first thing they do is layoff people. They layoff the great managers and keep the ones that lie to their employees and management. Layoffs are constant. VP's are ego driven and not employee driven. I would suggest if you need a full time career, look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of laying off, give the employees a chance to take extra vacations or look elsewhere for cuts. Layoffs half of the VP's. Some have no idea what the company is about or what it is trying to achieve.


  10. Helpful (2)

    No longer the leading travel industry technology company - Distrustful and disrespectful environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Program Manager in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Principal Program Manager in Southlake, TX

    I worked at Sabre

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits if you negotiate aggressively during the hiring phase

    Cons

    Senior management operates in a constant damage control mode due to inability to communicate project progress truthfully to customers
    Good old boys club environment for promotions and career opportunities
    Project management standards are not adhered to resulting in failure to deliver initiatives on time and on budget
    Technology division is risk adverse and not willing to explore creative solutions without detailed industry standards resulting in a growing gap with new initiatives with their key competitor
    Departments are territorial and organizationally silo driven with significant finger pointing between them

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your customers
    Treat employees (new and old) as assets to be nurtured and developed long-term
    Encourage creativity in product and service development
    Walk the walk don't just talk the talk, if you are going to be Agile and Lean then everyone in technology has to be converted


  11. Helpful (3)

    Figure Head Management

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    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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.



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