Saba Software

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Saba Software Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
250 Reviews
4.1
250 Reviews
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Saba Software President and CEO Shawn Farshchi
Shawn Farshchi
144 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work from home really gives you an option to manage personal and professional life better (in 27 reviews)

  • Working from home and Flexible working hours (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance can be a little tough but entirely up to the employee honestly (in 17 reviews)

  • Highly unprofessional upper management (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Still love my job after all these years!

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

    I have been working at Saba Software full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Saba attracts first rate people. I always been impressed and motivated by my colleagues. Management style is results focused, allowing for autonomy and flexibility. I've never worked in the same city as my direct manager but always experienced good direction, support and encouragement. Lastly working directly with customers on challenges related to people development is fascinating (at least for me).

    Cons

    Though working remotely is great in many ways, there are challenges. If you are not an HQ employee, you must put in some extra effort.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work from home at least occasionally so you can relate better to the challenges faces by remote employees. Spend a week working from a satellite office (don't just go for a meeting). Leave RDWS now and then so you can relate to all the workforce.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Saba Software Response

    Nov 21, 2014

    Thank you for the thoughtful review, and your advice to management on "walking in your shoes" - it's powerful. Please reach out directly to me if there are ways we can engage with you during ... More

  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    THE place to be if you are for a company that values its people and their contributions.

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

    I have been working at Saba Software full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, product, culture and a bright future. This company has all of the cohesiveness of a small organization but is much bigger. Communication is open and honest, and the company is committed to its people and clients. For the first time in many years and I feel I have joined a company that values its people, their talent and their contributions.

    The product is amazing. It is reflective of the new world of work... people centric , intuitive and flexible... something not found in the competitive products in the same market space.

    This company will allow me to grow professionally and intellectually. Everyday I am excited to begin work and embrace the challenges of making a difference for the company, my colleagues and our clients.

    I consider myself very lucky to have recently become a part of this company.

    Cons

    Nothing that I have not seen worse in other places. To be sure, certain processes could be a bit more efficient....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep taking us forward.... Keep improving the product...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Saba Software Response

    Oct 24, 2014

    Thanks for taking the time to share your experience at Saba. I found one statement in particular to be very compelling " I feel I have joined a company that values its people, their talent and their ... More

  3.  

    One of the worst companies I've ever worked for, if not the worst!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood Shores, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood Shores, CA

    I worked at Saba Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good location, decent benefits, free lunch

    Cons

    - Incompetent executive team (particularly those who've been with the company for over 2
      years)
    - Extremely toxic environment in the corporate office
    - Even though they claim to be a "talent management" company they don't know how to
      treat employees with respect and dignity (or simply don't care)
    - They dispose of good employees overnight for no apparent reason, so those who are not
      in the "inner circle" are constantly paranoid, thinking they'll be next.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with respect and dignity, especially if you claim to be a "talent management"company!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Saba Software Response

    Nov 24, 2014

    The situation described above is inconsistent with other views reflected here and within the company, and I hope is an isolated experience. Have you discussed or raised this with the management team ... More

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  5.  

    Always have that resume ready to send...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Support
    Former Employee - Client Support

    I worked at Saba Software full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    benefits are decent, vacation time is generous.

    Cons

    Ineffective management, few points of contact in company to answer your questions, offshore internal team are sluggish, little chance for promotion, company training via video modules, help documentation is unorganized, cheap labor is favored, client retention not a concern....i can go on and on. Beware, the company IT jobs are shipping overseas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there is nothing that could be said here except karma will not look on you favorably

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Saba Software Response

    Nov 24, 2014

    You were with Saba longer than 5 years, and we appreciate your contributions with the company. I hope that the skills and experience you developed here will be a good leverage point for your future ... More

  6.  

    Ballot Box Stuffing? Post your Employee Survey results... Less than 50% would stay if offered a comparable position.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advanced Support Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Advanced Support Engineer in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The SEC issue has been resolved so I hope things will be better.

    Cons

    The SEC issue cost more in expenses than the companies expenses over a period of 2 years which may have been the reason for lack of employee manpower over the last 2+ years. This lack of proper staffing caused major issues within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If your own employee ratings are low then don't mention Glassdoor ratings in financial wires.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Saba Software Response

    Nov 21, 2014

    It's a tribute to the people of Saba that we have been so successful despite the challenges of the financial audit, which we have fully cooperated with. I do want to clarify the implication that the ... More

  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Saba is looking up and moving forward!

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

    I have been working at Saba Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The culture has changed over the past 2 years. Internal groups are working together better to move the organization forward. Saba thinks outside the box with it's HR policies.
    Products are great. People are passionate and creative. Compensation is fair and many departments work remotely. Saba's tools enable employees to stay connected and work productively.

    Cons

    We still have room to improve, but I am confident we will get there. Saba is not for everyone. Pace is fast and workload is heavy. But seeing the end results makes it worth it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Saba Software Response

    Oct 24, 2014

    Keep up the focus on working across the company to bring customers the best solutions - the hard work is paying off. It is "our time" at Saba. Thanks for being part of the Saba team and for taking ... More

  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Customer Sales Development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Sales Development in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Customer Sales Development in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Saba Software full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great product and leadership. Everyone is excited about where we are as a company and we use our product every day internally!

    Cons

    A lot of ambiguous territories; but it is getting better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the momentum!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Saba Software Response

    Oct 1, 2014

    Your comments are right on - we pride ourselves on using our own solutions, and living our brand. This has empowered our own culture and makes it possible for us to understand our customer's ... More

  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Smart, Fun, Collaborative Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Saba Software full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Start up culture without the Start up pain. If you are looking for a stable, innovative company with huge upside....this is your place. I've been fortunate to have worked and experienced some of the best companies, business models, cultures in the tech industry. Over time I've come to know what success looks like and all I can say is This company GETS it! There's something special going on here at Saba and I'm thrilled to be a part of it.

    * Global LMS Industry Leader and Talent Management Visionary
    * Open Door Policy - Management is very approachable and open to new ideas
    * Hot Market: Per Bersin by Deloitte research, 54% of organizations studied are considering purchasing new HR or TM technology over next 18 months
    * Best of Both Worlds: Cutting Edge R&D with strong Marketing/Sales Focus
    * Innovative solutions delivered on a highly scalable/stable cloud platform
    * Commitment to the Customer: Strong post sales and implementation support.
    * Above avg comp plan with attainable realistic goals
    * Excellent Health Benefits: For a family of 6 I can't tell you how huge this is!
    * Awesome People: no silo's here...everyone is very friendly and motivated to drive better solutions and processes with the sole focus of delivering the best possible customer experience.

    Cons

    No 401k match at the moment, but this could change quickly after restatement (targeted for q4 2014)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Proud to be here at Saba....keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Saba Software Response

    Nov 21, 2014

    Proud that you are with us at Saba! Your review shows great insight into our business; thank you for the feedback. We offer very competitive benefits and pay plans offering, and yes, the 401(k ... More

  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Positive but Challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Field Sales in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Company has long and valuable history in the Learning Management space. Large client base of quality logos indicative of this history. Cloud product is result of many years and many $$ invested to build truly new and different integrated talent management solution.

    Cons

    Challenging to deal with financial restatement issues and associated risk management concerns in competitive situations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused and maintain course on behalf of employees and clients.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Incredible People, Products and Future!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Saba Software full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The work life balance is incredible. The resources available to a sales person is second to none. They give you all the tools to succeed, great training, great positive energy. Phenomenal leadership! Even as a remote employee, I still feel part of my team. Compensation is great as are the benefits!

    Cons

    none - Normally, I'd be able to poke holes in many aspects but this place is amazing. top to bottom they make you feel valued, supported and able to accomplish whatever you feel!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Saba Software Response

    Sep 18, 2014

    We've made a focus on sales enablement and customer success two major tenants of our culture, very glad to know that your experience is in line with this. Thank you for sharing!
    --Gina Cruse

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