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Sabre Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
143 Reviews
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143 Reviews
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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.  

    Great Place to Work

    • 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

    Pros

    Good benefits and growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Heavy workload and high stress environment,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    sales

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    the people you work with make it a great environment. Company values overall are good. Internal training available and college reimbursement.

    Cons

    a lot of leadership changes in the past year. having a lot of seniority is no longer valued as experience but a burden to the company. compensation is limited.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    A strong software company with a focus on growth and pragmatism

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

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

    Pros

    Strong financial position, fun market problems with lots of technical and business opportunities, a vibrant culture, smart people. Also there is a large effort to internationalize the company and a lot of jobs are being moved overseas. The net results is US people finding new jobs and hiring very smart people in Krakow and Uruguay. SHS business unit is exploding with opportunities.

    Cons

    for the GDS side of the business, there may be industry challenges. This is being well managed, but downsizing may continue. Too many layers of management that slow things down. Tends to be an up or out company, with lots of youth and few people over 40.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delayer the company, thus empowering the managers and works more to move forward and innovate.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to work with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sabre full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Work from home flexibility

    Cons

    Top management changes frequently recently

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Sabre Overview

    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Challenging Projects, Decent Benefits, Work from home,

    Cons

    Work hours can be long.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Project manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sabre full-time

    Pros

    Good salaries and office location

    Cons

    Does not handle workforce reduction well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Handle workforce reduction better

  9.  

    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 a 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
  10. 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 a 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
  11. 10 people found this helpful  

    Decent place to work; Not what it used to be

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

    I worked at Sabre full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    People are mostly good-natured and fun.
    They like them some technology.
    Nice facilities.
    Lax dress code.
    Work from home allowed.
    Many long-timers.
    MBA club - Does not make it easy. MBA managers have higher expectations.
    Great place for women, not so much for men. They go overboard on the PC and fairness crap to the detriment of non-preferred classes.
    Compensation decent - once in, they will claim to be restricted to low percentage adjustments so negotiate for max before hire. Ask for the salary range for the job. Ensure you are in the correct band - Developing, Proficient, Expert. At least ask for median.
    Job ID can determine bonus amount. If code is 40123, code 50123 has 2x bonus and salary range. The 5 job may not be available, but ask about promotion.

    Cons

    Regular reorganizations.
    No dedicated office space.
    Open floor plan/noisy.
    Loyalty to owners/stock price bring annual layoffs - Merry Christmas.
    Love outsourcing - can make for 1am conference calls and 20+ hour days.
    Shrinking customer base.
    Do not see as a growing business.
    Terror activity can have large, immediate impact to business.
    MBA club - creates a class culture.
    Perception of veiled hostility toward men.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When laying people off, cut the non-performers. Across the board/everyone has to lose a head layoffs do nothing but allow managers to be vindictive to the people they don't like and demoralize employees. For all of the layoffs I went through, I was always amazed that some people were not impacted.

    Make HR do something worthwhile. HR should have a current profile of every employee. Shutting down a business unit and want to keep good employees? HR should be able to place them in one day. Career planning and management? HR should have current information so they can actively assist employees meet their goals. HR does nothing but manage the happy on-boarding and the hard-feelings off-boarding. You should invite all employees that have been laid off over the years to watch when HR has a purge. Would be a good opportunity for a happy hour. No, I was not laid off. I don't like HR as they don't help employees.

    You speak of mentoring. Sounds great doesn't it. Maybe add a formal structure to it?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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