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Former Employee - Lead Software Developer  in  Southlake, TX
Former Employee - Lead Software Developer in Southlake, TX

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

Pros

Great benefits and pay. Some new technology opportunities, but guarded.

Cons

They outsource IT management to places like Poland, so you may report to someone overseas.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be much more progressive and open-minded with respect to technologies. Not every initiative needs to be governed by big IT processes.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you like working in a sweatshop, this is the place for you

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

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

    Pros

    The company does some great community and environmental outreach, and the industry is moderately interesting

    Cons

    Sabre acts more like an airline than a software company and wonders why they struggle to recruit and retain talent. They claim to want new ideas, but if you come in with new ideas, you will quickly get but on the "naughty list". Managers are too afraid to say no, which means you are constantly in firedrill mode, however, when the fire is out, you are still expected to meet all of the arbitrarily set deadlines from the work you dropped in order to put out the fire. People here routinely work 60+ hours/week, and instead of thanks for the hard work, they get told they aren't working enough. This place will very quickly suck the soul out of you. On top of this, you can't trust your coworkers. They will say one thing to your face and stab you in the back to your managers. Managers do not protect their employees, they take credit for their employees' wins and blame employees for losses. Run away, do not work here if you value your sanity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the airline mentality and learn how to value your employees. Be open to new ideas, and learn how to prioritize workloads. Just because you communicated something would be done by a certain date doesn't mean you have to stick to that date if other, more important, projects come up. Employees in AS are overworked and miserable, these kinds of employees will continue to decline in productivity unless something changes. The measure of a good employee should not be that he or she is in the office from 6am-8pm, it should be in the quality of work he or she produces.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Sabre is like a box of chocolates....you never know what you are going to get

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Southlake, TX

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

    Pros

    A history of innovation in airline technologies.
    Exciting opportunities for working with different cultures and traveling to other countries!!
    Opportunities to work in different areas of the business
    Good cafeteria- has free range meat, etc.
    LEED certified building and other "green" initiatives

    Cons

    Your experience will be heavily dependent upon where you end up hence the title. There are some good groups and managers but there are some really bad, old school thinkers out there; true leaders are few and far between. If you work for one of those, you may be miserable. Do your due diligence with your potential manager and team to ensure you don't get stuck in a position you don't want to be in. Sadly the corporate culture reflects this in general.

    Generally, bad travel policies (e.g. coach to Europe and South America from headquarters).
    Rules in general are not consistently applied (some managers make up policies that apply to them and not you).
    Capacity in HDQ parking garage is insufficient.
    Seating is HDQ insufficient.
    Terrible corporate booking tool (gives limited options, blocks some airlines altogether, and is inflexible) and expense reporting tool (difficult to use).
    Pay is better than an airline but not by much.
    Products are often late and customers often unhappy
    Do your due diligence on this company (i.e. research news, litigation) and see if you want to work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop leaders not old school managers. Clean house of the bad apples. Act as a business partner towards your customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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