Sabre

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Business Process Design Consultant in Southlake, TX
Current Employee - Senior Business Process Design Consultant in Southlake, TX

I have been working at Sabre

Pros

Great company with a lot of opportunities for growth. Most of the people are very experienced and have been in the industry for a very long time

Cons

There are not that many young people.

Recommends
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work, as long as you're not ambitious

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

    I have been working at Sabre

    Pros

    Sabre (inlcuding Travelocity, Airline Solutions, and Travel Network) is great for folks that like a collegial atmosphere, a decent work environment, and the travel industry. It promotes a good work-life balance, and has a great campus. Compensation is fair, not great. It's a company where its common to move between vastly different businesses under one roof - online .com, Fortune 500 product marketing / account management, and hardcore software product experience can all be obtained. Its the kind of company where employees who like it enough to stay for 3 years generally go on to stay for 7-10.

    Cons

    Sabre isn't a company to bet your career on, especially if you're more ambitious. Once you're in place, expect to advance at most a level (maybe two) over 5-6 years - and then stop. There are not many promotion opportunities since it's geared to defend its market share - not grow. Its core business of travel agency distribution is stagnant/shrinking, and unlike other companies there's no strategic business vision for growth. Combined with the private equity ownership (increasing the short-term and defensive viewpoints), the result is periodic layoffs and lack of promotion opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At some point, expense cuts and sales declines just start to reinforce each other. As Tom Peters says, "You can't shrink your way to greatness". Define your most attractive opportunities to expand your served market, and use your current cash flows to reinvent yourself. Reorganize your business away from supporting only existing products/customers to one that can truly create great new products for the industry. Create a culture of true responsibility and accountability in mid-management ranks to enable change.

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

    Mostly a great experience. Would like company to be more helpful with career advancement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Southlake, TX

    I have been working at Sabre

    Pros

    - Strong company in the industry.
    - People are mostly nice to work with
    - Opportunity to move around and work in different areas if you take the initiative

    Cons

    - Very conservative when it comes to developing promising employees. I constantly hear from my friends about how their companies take more risks with them and help them grow in their careers
    - Conservative company that does not take too many financial risks that prevent it from being cutting edge leaders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Take some risks!!!
    - Think outside the box.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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