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Sabre Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.3 337 reviews

45% Approve of the CEO

Sabre President and CEO Tom Klein

Tom Klein

(75 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance; groups with good knowledge and great cultures(in 54 reviews)

  • Good place to work - many employees are able to work from home(in 48 reviews)


Cons
  • Very little regard for work-life balance overall and compensation is below market(in 22 reviews)

  • This provides little to no job security and adds to a stressful work environment(in 6 reviews)

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    Mostly positive

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCulture of hard working employees who care about the customer and completing quality work.

    ConsHard work doesn't necessarily tie back to recognition or salary increases depending upon the division you are in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDoing less with more is not ultimately sustainable. Outsourcing isn't a winning solution all of the time.

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    Good place to work, but future uncertain

    Customer Tech Representative (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsThe work environment is a comfortable one. Management is open about what is going on with the company, and your place in their plans. Respectful of employees and willing to try new things.

    ConsEconomic pressures, layoffs, a new CEO and philosophy. Southlake HQ seems to forget sometimes that not everyone works at or has the same issues as those at HQ.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep all departments engaged and informed

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Micro-managed & stressful

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros- Most people are young so you if you're in your mid-late 20's you'll enjoy the people
    - If you work hard, you can move up the ranks at a reasonable rate
    - After you put your time in, you can work from home once or twice a week- so they are flexible

    Cons- It's a stressful work environment with crazy deadlines. So many people work past their paid time and don't get over-time. Management values the "obsessed with work" work ethic.
    - You have to track everything you do. While some of it is for billing the clients, it's also for a way for management to play big brother.
    - They had lay offs in 2013 and ever since then the micro-managing has gotten worse and there was always a looming threat of another round, even though they played it off like it was a one time thing
    - Even though they were flexible with remote working etc., it was still impossible to achieve a good work-life balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't think I can advise the management because they are too far gone in their ways.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Was very unhappy there

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Bethesda, MD

    Prosoption to work from home, managers make an effort to listen to employee's ideas and concerns

    Consvery little work-life balance, little training, consistent inefficiencies that never seem to get resolved, atmosphere of put your head down and work, expected to work late, relatively low compensation, never enough resources, demanding deadlines, no office activities or amenities

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great opportunity to learn the aviation technology industry

    Principal Product (Former Employee) Southlake, TX

    ProsThere are many avenues in which to continue to learn the aviation technology industry

    ConsWork-life balance and infighting amongst departments

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand that people are the key success factor and thus constant Reduction in Force events should be avoided as often it is not the knowledge that is kept, but instead the earned salary that is the first target to reduce when considering RIFs.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A crazy busy, never boring, often overwhelming place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThis has a friendly atmosphere and offers great training in a flexible and high energy environment. There are some opportunities for moving into different teams for adding to overall skill set.

    ConsThis is a very busy workplace - most say too busy, the work never finishes and the stress level can be very high. Pay level once trained does not keep pace with market rates.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in more people.

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    Someone whos been there

    Spoc (Former Employee) Tulsa, OK

    ProsPerhaps change has crept in to their managemernt and perhaps they have managed to raise the level they treat those who are genuinely desiring to facilitate change. I know they have moved locations and are still in business.

    ConsA lack of insitefull leadership left over from the American Airlines era. No perspective of looking at how far more successfull compaive good service to the customernies do it. No desire to facilitate posotive change. Unable to understand the customer and thus g

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone given because none was ever followed in the past. Of the companies I have worked for, the leadership at SABRE the management was the least able to keep up with current practices and understand and cater to the needs of it's customers, with no desire to change that.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Used to be a good work environment, not any more

    Software Development Contributor (Current Employee) Southlake, TX

    ProsSalary and vacation are good, remote work allowed, flexible

    ConsSenior management changes led to a stressful work environment, lot of people are laid off every year so there is no job security. Not all departments in Technology get to work on a latest technology stack.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease learn to motivate your employees rather than stressing them out, learn to keep a fun, peaceful and collaborative work environment

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Trying to fit into the culture has been difficult, navigating through archaic processes and practices.

    Quality Assurance (Current Employee) Southlake, TX

    ProsFlexibility and location are a plus. The company cares about the community and gives back. There are some good people here that make it worth coming back every day.

    ConsRecent changes at highest levels have thrown development teams into chaos with no guidance or direction. The company went public in April which seems to be the reason for all the layoffs and shuffling at the first of the year, but little positive future prospects. It doesn't even appear the company knows what it wants to invest in for development - this has always been the case with pet projects often winning out. Needless to say we are not leading edge but a follower in the industry.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate, tell us what is going on. Where are we headed?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company ; Great Culture

    Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee) Southlake, TX

    ProsIn general, good compensation, challenging work, above average PTO bank and benefits, great telecommuting policy, flexible work hours; company also offers in-house training and seminars; allows time for employees to donate their time to charity; great diversity

    ConsSome areas complain of being overworked; professional external training and development seems to be lacking; maybe top heavy; HR lacks connectivity to employees; Many employees who have been there a while may have become complacent;

    Advice to Senior ManagementPeople don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.

    Management needs to communicate down the importance of the employee so employees care more about the business. This is where HR comes in.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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