Saba Software
2.9 of 5 162 reviews
www.saba.com Redwood City, CA 500 to 999 Employees

Saba Software Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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2.9 162 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

Saba Software President and CEO Shawn Farshchi

Shawn Farshchi

(68 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Work from home and flexi timings"
    in 14 reviews
  • "People are very open for providing assistance and work-culture can be considered to be one of the best"
    in 18 reviews
Cons:
  • "Sometimes work life balance can be a little out, but it usually "rebalances""
    in 13 reviews
  • "Highly unprofessional upper management"
    in 7 reviews
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Winds of Change @Work

Director (Current Employee)

I have been working at Saba Software full-time for less than a year

Pros- New leadership driving paradigm change and raising the bar on all fronts.
- Great momentum and innovation on the product front. Fantastic product platform.
- Personal empowerment to make a difference.
- Has the buzz of a start-up company.
- About the very best in time-off policy.
- All paid free lunches from local restaurants.

Cons- Recent turnover rate higher from "legacy" folks
- Be prepared for change and a fast paced customer-centric culture.
- Result focused environment
- Limited formal trainings

Advice to Senior Management-

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Exciting, Rewarding, Innovative, Fun!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsBeing part of a company paving new industry trends
Working with true professional "A" Players everyday
Transparency at all levels
Great Culture - Saba even has a Corporate Band!

ConsPoor reviews in the past on Glassdoor that don't represent what Saba truly is today and has been for the last 12 months.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Have witnessed phenomenal growth, both for company and its employees

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Saba Software

ProsWorking at Saba is like working in a startup. You are always surrounded by such talented people, that there is not single day, when you do not learn something new. Never came across anyone who is reluctant in helping or working. The energy that you see here is just amazing.

ConsThe energy in people and the startup culture ends up motivating you to such extent that one end up over working.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should be more open with the employees, and have regular company meetings to share the latest.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Diverse, rewarding experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA

I have been working at Saba Software full-time

ProsThe company has changed a great deal in the past 18-24 months and those changes are clearly for the better. Completing the restatement will be a huge step.

ConsThe restatement has consumed an enormous amount of time and resources. The company intends to complete it this year.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I have been working here for close to a year and couldn't be happier with the choice I made to join Saba!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA

I have been working at Saba Software full-time

Pros-Surrounded by talented, hard-working, determined people
-Great culture
-Awesome team
- Free lunch, always a bonus

ConsNot many cons - We are moving fast in HR which can be stressful, but the outcome has always been worth it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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great company to work for

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA

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

Prosflexible hours, no pressure to work in the weekends, good schedule, great management

Consnothing that I can think of. It has good work-life balance, great personal growth opportunites etc

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Exciting Time for the Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA

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

ProsTalented and hard working people, solid benefits (including free lunches), fun projects, work/life balance, and an awesome talent management/recruiting product. There is also a lot of opportunity to those who seek additional challenges. Typically, people are rewarded and recognized for their efforts.

ConsWith a large number of remote employees, it takes more work and time to develop key relationships and get things to closure. Historically, processes and procedures hindered the company, but this has gotten a lot better in recent months.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the innovation.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Product and exciting company

Senior Vice President (Current Employee)

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

ProsFantastic Product, the best in the market - A lot of great people - At size where everyone can still make a significant contribution - Trully global - Great leadership team - Good momentum, winning against competition - Amazing list of cutomers

ConsUnder restatement which prevents from publishing the results but this should be addressed in the coming quarters.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the restatement noise ASAP...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Next 2 Jobs

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA

I have been working at Saba Software full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe working environment at Saba Softwares is the best you can find. The flexible timings, encouragement by management, working atmosphere, fun at work everything is good about this company. The next 2 jobs program which was aimed to bring the dream career jobs in the organization constantly follows up on your next jobs and made me realize my dream of pursuing a career in United States. Not only me but many of my colleagues too realized their career next jobs and would highly recommend this company for anyone who wants to have an fun filled, challenging and enthusiastic career.

ConsNone so far to my knowledge!!!

Advice to Senior ManagementHoping the same level of support will be provided for new hires!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Saba Software Employer Representative responded to this review

Mar 11, 2014

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience at Saba! Congratulations on achieving your career goal of moving to Redwood City.

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Massive learning opportunity

Software Architect (Current Employee)
Redwood Shores, CA

I have been working at Saba Software full-time for more than 5 years

Pros- Freedom to try out any technology
- Work from home and flexi timings
- Transparent work ethics and upper management visibility
- Ample areas to work on and retrofit
- Feels like a startup even after being in industry for 17 years

Cons- Mix of new and legacy code leads to cut down on new technologies

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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