Sabre

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Sabre Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company until they lay you off

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Fayetteville, GA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Fayetteville, GA

    I worked at Sabre part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Allowed me to work from home. Received full benefits as a 30-hour/week employee.

    Cons

    They laid me off after 13 years. No loyalty. Pay not equal to equivalent employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    THINK before you lay off certain people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not bad

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

    I have been working at Sabre

    Pros

    Work life balance and friendly environment

    Cons

    Management changes often which is not good for employees.

  3.  

    A good company in total

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sabre full-time

    Pros

    nice internship experience, executives talked to you

    Cons

    dont like the city, or team changes a lot salary is relatively low

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall a pleasant experience with opportunities to learn new skills

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst

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

    Pros

    Great team dynamics and flexibility.

    Cons

    Highly underpaid for the responsibilities I have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support for better salary band

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not what I thought

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    • 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

    There is a good work environment and the office is nice and you can work from home the majority of the time in many departments. The pay is decent

    Cons

    It's very disorganized and too many hands in the pot on projects but no one wants to take ownership of issues that arise in programming. A lot of conference calls about conference calls. They like to come off as innovative and fresh but it's easy to just throw your hands up and go WTF. Plus they are laying off people right now while they are hiring in other countries for jobs that could be done in the US. That's not cool. They could just shift people around but don't want to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put value on employee loyalty and it's nice to be relaxed but there needs to be somewhat of a structure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Wonderful people, but stagnation is an issue.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Southlake, TX

    I worked at Sabre as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The workplace is really friendly and the people working there are good people. Cafeteria and gym downstairs, they definitely want to keep their employees happy. The campus is beautiful and it's a comfortable work environment.

    Cons

    The workforce is pretty stagnate (minus the Labs group). I generally got the impression that most of the people there were just showing up for work, and didn't share the same passion I was expecting (or wanting) for software development that I had. They are trying to address this by hiring lots of young people fresh our of college to balance the age scale a bit, but assigning a work to an intern/new grad is different than letting their younger (and usually more ambitious) mentality have some influence. Often we were working with outdated software (old versions of Ant, etc) that hindered development, and often work was just fixing issues that were indirectly caused by this. Sabre is, in a sense, a secure place to work, but not an outwardly ambitious company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the times! Stop using internet explorer 8 as a baseline, use modern software (django, rails, maven/gradle, native applications instead of phonegap/java, etc). Progress and ambition is about staying modern, not just milking outdated software to avoid dealing with the issues that come with updating/upgrading. In the long run, these new updates/software solve a lot of the issues that you end up fixing yourself in the old software anyway, plus new features/functionality/flexibility.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Worked at Sabre for more than 10 years.

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    Former Employee - Principal in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Principal in Southlake, TX

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are always willing to help and share their knowledge with newer employees.

    Cons

    Most employees are young and inexperienced and their work requires a lot of supervision. Upper management in many cases is clueless. Partly because of this management creates an atmosphere of fear. Many employees fear making an error and being subjected to inquisition. In addition, working conditions in the Southlake office are ridiculous for a company who wants to draw employees. Too many employees and not enough space to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to respect your employees. You can't just pick up cheap labor and throw it at a problem and expect to get a good solution.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I worked as a contractor in the airline ticketing group. The persons I worked with were professional and treated me ver

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Southlake, TX

    I worked at Sabre as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good People
    Contract hourly rate good
    Great location

    Cons

    Poor management in some groups
    low salries for full time
    Management needs to do a better job at defining roles and limiting the politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review your salary structure and have HR do the job they were hired for

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Decent place

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sabre full-time

    Pros

    Allows work from home and eco friendly.

    Cons

    Shallow on culture and not good training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smart people, old technology stack

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southlake, TX

    I worked at Sabre full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you're a top performer and hyper competitive, you will thrive here. If you are a mediocre talent, you can hide and coast here.

    Cons

    Silos are not aligned and a lot of senior/executive management has left recently. Flex seating is a joke and not enough places to sit everyone where they can work with their teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break down the silos and fiefdoms. Too many times good ideas are corrupted and become poorly executed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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