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Awful is the least that can be said

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Sabre

Pros

- Flexi work environment, most people can work from home
- If you like to travel a lot, this can be a good place, also if you might be prepare to last minute changes most of the time

Cons

- From such a big company you would expect some excessive bureaucracy that slow down processes, but here we are talking of no-sense endless time-consuming task for getting anything done
- Missing of sense of strategy and communication overall - there are a lot of business units and acquired companies that still work in silos not having a clue of where they are going
- Salary compensation is on the low-end side, especially considering the amount of stress and workload you need to manage
- They keep over-promising to client during sales, just to constantly under-delivering and disappointing them during execution, this make the client-facing roles pretty hard.
- No career progression: you see people that stay years and find their little corner just hoping to get to retirement age without being to much bother - if you care about your career just leave soon or even better not even start here.
- No clear role definition: you end up being CCed in every second urgent email with other 30 people, none of which has responsibility or ownership to fix it, so every little thing take ages to find a solution.
- You are not expected to work long hour if you "really" don't want too, but be ready to get that important mail you had been expecting for weeks at last minute at 2 AM on a Sunday from the other part of the world, and yes you are expected to have red it.
- US centric - no matter how much the other regions will grow, the decision making is always on US, making extremely hard to get local support and visibility

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Re-thing the business from top-down, set up some clear standard and processes, communicate them effectively and stick to them
- Implement some good method to receive feedback from employee from all level

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    good place to work

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    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Former Employee - Software Developer

    I worked at Sabre

    Pros

    tnis is an industry leader

    Cons

    weak control of low level management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    .more control into low level management

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    By Far The Worst Workplace Experienced

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

    I have been working at Sabre

    Pros

    Free coffee and tea
    Dress causal every day
    If you do not want a life outside work, this is the place to be
    If you do not want to be appreciated, see above
    There are intelligent and talented individuals whose faces look as though their soul had been sucked by the Man

    Cons

    Company was previously bought by Sabre; it was initially a web production start-up .com.

    Set-up for failure
    Poor communication: corporate/mgmt/teams/clients
    Minimal training, no technical documentation outlining how to use systems on a basic level, required to learn on own which isn't always a good thing, particularly when you're reprimanded when a mistake is made
    Ability to move around laterally, but promotion-wise is near impossible
    It is discouraged to decorate and/or display any personal items in work area (e.g. photos of family, calendars)
    No telecommuting as promised, similarly with flex time
    Long hours and no compensation - lunches were few and far between
    Quick to point out all wrong-doings, yet spare any support of encouragement
    Departments/teams all stretched thin with unreasonable and unrealistic expectations
    Clients were poorly managed by upper management, whose responsibility should have been setting an expectation based upon the company in whole, not what it used to be prior to buyout.
    Surreal to see an environment of young professionals (20s-30s) who rarely smiled at one another, stopped by for a quick friendly chat, or spent any time team building outside of work (e.g. happy hour, lunch). Instead, they run around stressed, hurried, anxious, and unhappy. For those who have been there before the buyout, it was their first job out-of-college. For those who were new to the company post-buyout, this is their first experience and belief of what it was like to work in the working-world. For those who were not new to the working world but new to the company (post-buyout), they were culturally SHOCKED.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be moot.
    Advice was sought by management. However, to make suggestions fell upon deaf ears. Unfortunately, for those who did speak up, they were told, "it will make you stronger" as if the condescending comment did not take into consideration many folks have quite a bit going on in their lives that make them stronger.
    Sadly, many stopped providing feedback as they feared for their jobs in this economic environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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