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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)

337 Employee Reviews
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    Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer (Former Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsGood place to work and learn, Having their own GDS

    Conssenior level politics, no security for a job now a days

    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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    Good place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSmart and friendly coworkers. Fair compensation. Company activities. You can make a career in Sabre.

    ConsOn call duties. If you live in Uruguay, is far from Montevideo, so you have to add 1 hour in the bus to the 8:45 daily hours.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    interesting - challenging workplace

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSabre is on top of new technology. Sabre is a green company, The HDQ building is energy efficient. They stand out for good social concerns. They take a stand on human trafficking and educate their employees about this tough topic. They are progressive in a lot of ways.

    Consalways in the reactive mode - very cost conscious now with limited view to the future

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to employees and customers

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

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    Too much politics

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Kraków (Poland)

    ProsSkilled coworkers, good benefits, overtime is a very rare exception (judging from how many people stay late in the office). High standards office, laptop to take home. Whatever the problem, you will find experts on it.
    They do have interesting projects, just make sure where you go.

    Cons"Visibility" above productivity, politics affects everything.
    They have some projects without clearly set business plans, and some doomed to fail because of bad/no-longer-good-for-the-job architecture.
    On-calls.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Someday great company now it is good

    Contributor Software QA Engineering (Current Employee) Kraków (Poland)

    Pros- good atmosphere
    - no time pressure
    - you can develop your skills
    - work from home option

    Cons- hard to gain money for external courses

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

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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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    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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    Worst place to work at for senior employees

    Senior Software Developer (Former Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsDont know if this should be called a pro but work hours are really messed (called flexible working hours).
    One person comes at 8 AM other at 12 PM and other at 6 AM.

    ConsOutdated technologies, messed up work culture, unorganized work environment, absolutely no role for senior employees, layoffs (became worst from 2013 and is still going on), no future once you work in travel domain (not many companies to move to)

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

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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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