Sabre
3.3 of 5 334 reviews
www.sabre.com Southlake, TX 5000+ Employees

Sabre Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.3 334 reviews

                             

45% Approve of the CEO

Sabre President and CEO Tom Klein

Tom Klein

(74 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work/life balance; groups with good knowledge and great cultures"
    in 53 reviews
  • "Good place to work - many employees are able to work from home"
    in 45 reviews
Cons:
  • "Very little regard for work-life balance overall and compensation is below market"
    in 19 reviews
  • "This provides little to no job security and adds to a stressful work environment"
    in 6 reviews
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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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    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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    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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    Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee)
    Southlake, TX

    ProsAmazing supportive people. Good benefits. Great PTO.

    ConsTreat their people like they can be replaced at any time. No job security with multiple random layoffs. Preach work/life balance but don't practice it.

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

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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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    Can be OK if circumstances and opportunities line up right. Make the right connections and you will go far.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people, cool industry, nice campus, good benefits

    ConsSenior management policies are currently in flux, loyalty to employee's is 0%, it's all about the bottom line and what is in it for the equity company, it's shareholders and the current executives

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop paying lip service to the employee's and actually reward them for their hard work and sacrifices (the ones that have survived). Senior executive management all look like a bunch of greedy money grabbers who are happy to stand on the backs of employees to fill their pockets. (Company goes public and there is nothing for employee's...absolutely nothing. Really?)

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

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    Casual atmosphere, good work/life balance

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCampus is clean and well-located. Good work-life balance; most people allowed to work from home once a week and can make arrangements around kids' schedules.

    Cons2nd round of layoffs in 3 years. New costly products/features are implemented but often without ROI. Becoming an electronic sweatshop.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPerform adequate market analysis so there is ROI. Then won't need to have so many layoffs/reorgs.

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

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    drowning in bureaucracy

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Montevideo (Uruguay)

    Proscompetitive pay, well established company leader in its market, good office atmosphere

    ConsLack of proper coordination between different different groups; drastically uneven quality of middle management, absurd contractual dependencies on IT vendor (HP) which makes simple tasks an endless trudge through bureaucracy and astoundingly outdated software tools for a technology company. There is currently close to zero investment in training employees beyond their immediate duties, and very little on new technologies, making growth opportunities increasingly scarcer

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat environment, friendly people, great on social responsibility.

    ConsCompany encourage you to have more life balance but overbook employees. Lots of conference calls not productive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMust work better on a career plan for the employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Changing

    Software Developer (Current Employee)
    Kraków (Poland)

    ProsGreat atmosphere, social packages, managment, my project is enough well-organised(altough this is rare). It is possible to manage your work time very flexible(depends on manager).

    ConsIt is an american corporation - there is no failure, always success or in the worst case limited success. Lots of documentation, standards, rules which are time consuming.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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