Sabre

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Sabre Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
393 Reviews
3.3
393 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.  

    My review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sabre

    Pros

    Atmosphere is good, very helpful people work there

    Cons

    I didn't notice anything bad

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Excellent Company to work for!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sabre

    Pros

    Great minds and educated people making great decisions.

    Cons

    Top heavy in upper Management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to get good airline industry experience

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    Former Employee - Manager, Delivery and Consulting in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Manager, Delivery and Consulting in Southlake, TX

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

    Pros

    Dynamic environment, scope to learn and grow at a fast pace

    Cons

    Maintaining work life balance can be challenging at times

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Great work culture

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    Current Employee - Operations Research Analyst in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Operations Research Analyst in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Sabre full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere.
    Managers don't pressurize employees unnecessarily; they respect your work-life balance.
    Good salary.
    It's not all about pleasing the customers. Employees matter.
    Good time off and work from home policies.

    Cons

    Heavy bureaucracy - difficult to get what you need.
    Blanket policies from senior executives stymie and frustrate you.
    Very slow pace of product development - it can take years to perform a single product enhancement.
    Little or no innovation, in spite of explicitly stated company vision and values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have to invest time and resources in order to innovate and do new things, or do things more efficiently. The current short term oriented thinking means that nothing changes and things will never more any faster or products get any better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Kraków (Poland)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Kraków (Poland)

    I worked at Sabre full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working from home
    Flexible hours
    Ability to change team

    Cons

    Compensation
    Bureaucracy
    Best talents left the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep the best talents
    Pay more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Transparent management, open door culture, excellent domain experience, opportunities for job rotation. Sabre invests in its people, has a generous PTO policy and flexible working hours

    Cons

    For those who are coming from a non travel background, learning the domain can involve a fairly steep learning curve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    If you're looking for a multinational innovative company, with lots of opportunity for development? This is it!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sabre full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Provides an opportunity for creativity and innovation, in one of the most exciting industries - Travel. Offers lots of opportunity to experience different facets of the business.

    Cons

    The larger the organization the harder it can be to deliver unique value to customers while also taking care of one's employees. Sabre really strives to do both.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Procurement Department in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Procurement Department in Southlake, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible workplace, had a 'human touch' to all that they did and it was a great place to work. I left to take a higher paying job but it is no where near as enjoyable.

    Cons

    Sometimes the lines of authority were blurred and poorly thought through decisions were made. Salaries were not as strong as surrounding area companies and quite an attrition rate owing to money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be tougher at the top and stop the renegade decision making by various managers / directors / VP's that cost the company $000,000. Enforce policy, process, procedure and accountability.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Review

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Sabre as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible Timings and awesome work culture to come and go anytime, just if the work is completed.
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    Cons

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    New Management, New Direction

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    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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