Sabre Reviews

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
368 Reviews
3.3
368 Reviews
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Pros
  • Very good work/life balance with all the benefits of remote work (in 59 reviews)

  • Flexible work from home policy but hear that it might be changing soon (in 53 reviews)


Cons
  • Very little regard for work-life balance overall and compensation is below market (in 25 reviews)

  • Sabre was not flexible in terms of working options, for instance work from home (in 8 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Loved the people, not the senior management.

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  DFW, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in DFW, TX

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

    Pros

    Great culture where true team work is at play between the worker bees.

    Cons

    Frequent shifts in upper management, thus many changes in direction. Numerous reductions in force have taken place over the last 10 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love the company, but new direction is not very clear.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible work from home options. Opportunities for career growth and movement within the company. Casual work environment. Very diverse since it is a global company.

    Cons

    Recent layoffs has everyone on edge as no one knows what to expect. The company direction isn't very clear. The overall company morale is currently low. It was much better in previous years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent and honest with employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great People

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Release Manager  in  Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Release Manager in Southlake, TX

    I worked at Sabre full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people at Sabre are all very friendly and close. Many have worked their most of their life. The opportunity to work with people world wide was great and I will miss my team mates. I learned a great deal working globally and with their HP business partners. Because the company is global, there are opportunities to work from home.

    Cons

    Sabre is behind the times in technology and there is no consistency when you move from one team to another regarding processes and tools. The downside to working for Sabre is the instability of the company as they attempt to become more technologically modern.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide actual training to new employees; introduce team members and state their roles so new employees can find the help they need to be productive quickly. Be clear with your expectations and listen to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's been a great ride

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sabre

    Pros

    able to Telecommute so very flexible

    Cons

    employees are only numbers, it is no longer a friendly place to work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Working Atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Southlake, TX

    I have been working at Sabre full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are friendly and cooperative. You get the resources you need to do your job. It is easy to make cross functional alliances. Benefits seem better than average.

    Cons

    Management is frequently changing; corporate goals are always changing and unclear at best. Unprofitable business are retained i.e. Travelocity. The have layoffs across the company that make no sense and apparently aren’t well thought out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a CEO who knows what he or she is doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some good and some bad, as with most

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Southlake, TX

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

    Pros

    Large company with opportunity to grow and/or change career paths without losing work history. Great campus and has history of great culture.

    Cons

    Technology company that doesn't believe in using technology - tools are out dated, portfolio management system is ancient, SharePoint is installed but not managed or utilized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Moving people around under newly named teams hasn't produced the change you were looking for because the wrong people are being kept in decision making roles.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    I have worked here a very long time and the more things change the more they stay the same

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southlake, TX

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

    Pros

    Despite, what most would say, is broken company, the people who work here are awesome.

    Cons

    Sabre has a way of taking a job that seems like a standard IT job and changing what it should do so much that if you tried to get another job with the same title, you don't have the experience required

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Average

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sabre full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, work from home, can travel during the work

    Cons

    Too much work at the weekend, lower than market average paid, hard to get promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase the salary and promote talented employee

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I enjoyed my experience, disappointed by the layoffs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sabre full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I worked on a great team that was passionate about their jobs and worked really hard to make Sabre the "best team in travel". The work/life balance was a plus and the extracurricular groups were a huge benefit for employees. The company focuses on many key initiatives, one being corporate responsibility. I felt proud to be part of a company that cared so much about their employees and their community.

    Cons

    The company is going through a lot of changes right now and in result, many positions are being eliminated. The atmosphere at Sabre does not seem stable and lots of valuable, irreplaceable talent has been laid off. We worked with outdated technology, which does not make sense for a technology company. It's really difficult to climb the ladder and raises are minimal. Unfortunately with new leadership in place and all of the changes occuring, I think things will get worse before they get better at Sabre. I no longer feel that the company has the best interest of their employees in mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be vocal and transparent with your employees by giving constant feedback. If you're going to eliminate positions, ensure that you know what each employee's job role entails and the workload you are about to pass onto others. Offer more opportunities to grow in your career. Technology and facilities need to be updated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    A lot of technology but constant changing of priorities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southlake, TX

    I worked at Sabre full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You work with great technologies and as the company is global you get a very diversified work experience.

    Cons

    Try as hard as they could they are late to game in visualization, cloud, and getting off the TPF Mainframes. Wrong technology choices also caused great delays in getting on the right course. Layoffs are a constant source of pain for Sabre employees.

    No opinion of CEO

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