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Senior management has no clue on how to grow the company long term

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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

Pros

- Hardworking and dedicated people

Cons

- Not cutting edge technology work for techies but rather mundane development which wont give this company any edge in long run.
- Senior management not technically savvy, foolish decisions with picking technologies and standards.
- Layoffs year after year results in demoralized workforce

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to bring in fresh faces - more enthusiastic and savvy from outside to provide a direction for this company.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    Used to be a good place to work, not anymore

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer Contributor in Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer Contributor in Southlake, TX

    I have been working at Sabre

    Pros

    While management is terrible, the line workers are very loyal, qualified and hardworking, they are the ones keeping the company afloat. Some units are still good places to work.

    Cons

    Sabre used to be a good place to work, but routine annual layoffs and offshoring have depleted the company of most of its talent. Most of the creative work has disappeared and now all we do is push through another day, "milking" what is left of a formerly great company.
    The current manager is utterly unqualified to run a company, they couldn't seem to find a way to grow our business even when the whole market was growing, and all of our policies are now dictated by the finance organization.
    Our leaders are selfish and completely lack any form of empathy, when the CEO announced the end of our pension plan he responded to the boos from the crowd saying "I know, I've lost my pension plan too" when it was public knowledge he made $ 17 million when the company was acquired..
    This year a few high level figures got sacked by the new owners because of their faulty performance, yet the new guys in place are as bad or worse than the ones before them.
    There are no career opportunities, the company is in shrinking mode and there are no positions you can grow into. The salary increases year to year range from zero to one or two percent (if you're lucky) and then you don't even get them annually. Last year I got my salary reviewed in March, this year I am still waiting. I will probably get like 1.5% by year end, which is less than 1% a year. Promotions are very unlikely.
    Besides not having career opportunities, you career may be cut short at any time by a layoff.
    Now there is new talks about yet another round of layoffs (last year we had a large one affecting 25% of the personnel at headquarters). I hope I make it through this one and that the economy picks up soon so I can find a job with a better company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the layoffs, this will give employees peace of mind and improve their productivity. Stop saying things like "the investors are counting on us" at townhall meetings. Isn't it time the investors do something for the people running their company?
    Concentrate your efforts on growing the company, if you can't do it when our competitors are, maybe it is time for you to leave and bring other people to run the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Not a place for TPF advancement

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Senior Programmer - TPF in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer - TPF in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Sabre

    Pros

    Sabre is a good place for people on the move. It can provide opportunities for 5 to 10 years of growth.

    Cons

    Sabre is not a place for a lifetime career since it as the tendency to keep one in a niche and not provide for lateral movement between skill sets or business units.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to break out of the habit of locking in employees to specific systems for life. If you really believe that in depth system knowledge is essential for the company then provide compensation for those willing to do the work needed to maintain these systems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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