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Sabre Reviews in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Updated January 31, 2015
Updated January 31, 2015
181 Reviews
3.2
181 Reviews
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Pros
  • Managers don't pressurize employees unnecessarily; they respect your work-life balance (in 62 reviews)

  • Flexible work from home policy but hear that it might be changing soon (in 54 reviews)


Cons
  • Very little regard for work-life balance overall and compensation is below market (in 27 reviews)

  • Work from home depends on manager and the team you are working in (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A strong software company with a focus on growth and pragmatism

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

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

    Pros

    Strong financial position, fun market problems with lots of technical and business opportunities, a vibrant culture, smart people. Also there is a large effort to internationalize the company and a lot of jobs are being moved overseas. The net results is US people finding new jobs and hiring very smart people in Krakow and Uruguay. SHS business unit is exploding with opportunities.

    Cons

    for the GDS side of the business, there may be industry challenges. This is being well managed, but downsizing may continue. Too many layers of management that slow things down. Tends to be an up or out company, with lots of youth and few people over 40.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delayer the company, thus empowering the managers and works more to move forward and innovate.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a great company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Southlake, TX

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

    Pros

    The people is the main reason that makes this place and why I have remained so many years. The Work From Home can be a benefit assuming you have a Manager that allows it.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Promotions are based on how well you can promote yourself via a PowerPoint and networking and stop being about your actual accomplishments. Company feels that more Project Managers is what we need when we need people that do actual real work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people that can help getting the work done and not those who only track and report. The backbone of the company is feed up and your are losing good people everyday.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Ok, but feels like several small companies not one big one.

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

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

    Pros

    People are good, 401K is good, PTO better than most. Lots of opportunities to work with global customers and some interesting new products.

    Cons

    Some projects can be very stressful, the product lifecycle doesn't seem to be incorporated into delivery very well, focus on completing the product rather than what needs to be done to actually deliver it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a more holistic view of the company so that all the departments are on the same page.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Talent retention

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

    I have been working at Sabre

    Pros

    Work life balance is great. Nice cafeteria with organic locally grown selection.

    Cons

    Lower than market salary. No growth opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on talent retention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Decent place to work

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

    I have been working at Sabre full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance and reasonable salaries and benefits. Covered parking and great campus.Great community-service culture and commitment to charities and similar organizations

    Cons

    Executive management is in a state of flux still trying to execute on strategic plans. No offices for anyone at the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less planning and more action.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work. Salaries ok.

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

    I have been working at Sabre (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance.
    Some projects use latest technologies.
    Decent benefits.
    Excellent people.

    Cons

    No annual salary increases.
    Bureaucratic.
    Too many executive management changes recently means not much clarity on way forward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote meritocracy.
    Leverage experience of people who have been there for a while rather than shooing them aside.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company, but going through painful changes.....

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

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

    Pros

    Good company for the most part - implementing new talent management philosophy that is a good direction.

    Cons

    Layoffs annually - difficult environment. Some mixed direction to the mature business (Grow, but do it with less resources)
    Many new leaders, lots of longtime employees leaving or being nudged out.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    There is a reason most people haven't heard of Sabre

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Finance in Southlake, TX

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

    Pros

    Flight benefits were great when part of AA, but that changed drastically for those of us that came later. Lots of smart people in Finance who had MBA's. Some interesting work, but may have changed in recent years.

    MBAs get paid reasonably well compared to overall market, and much higher than ordinary Sabre hires.

    Cons

    Pretty much the whole company. It runs despite the management and politics. The business model for the CRS portion of the business is being a middleman, and many customers and partners attempt to bypass Sabre. Too much focus on developing new products that customers don't want or don't like using. The name recognition for Sabre severely lacks relative to the portion of the travel industry that it touches.

    There is limited impact that management and all the planning/analysis they put in place can have on the business. The CRS is just a database where you want to keep costs low for the information going in and going out. However, management did anything but when trying to grow their political organizations.

    The current senior management is just as clueless now as when they were middle management a few years ago.

    Politics can be extreme. MBAs have better opportunities for promotions and better pay/raises, though there is still extreme competition within that group, and not the best job to take out of business school, unless you are fanatic about company politics and doing lots of useless work.. Its ridiculous how many MBAs Sabre hires with good salaries, and then chooses to only develop a select group of them almost from day one. Many leave for better jobs/companies with better business models and greater impact.

    For those who are not hired as MBAs, understand that you won't be paid as much. This is market driven and not unique to Sabre.

    The Sabre brand is not all that well known, and other employers don't often know what it is, much less understand what the company does.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue. Realize that the business is a quasi-utility, not a startup or "tech" company and manage capital and overhead more efficiently and responsibly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    No longer the leading travel industry technology company - Distrustful and disrespectful environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Program Manager in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Principal Program Manager in Southlake, TX

    I worked at Sabre

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits if you negotiate aggressively during the hiring phase

    Cons

    Senior management operates in a constant damage control mode due to inability to communicate project progress truthfully to customers
    Good old boys club environment for promotions and career opportunities
    Project management standards are not adhered to resulting in failure to deliver initiatives on time and on budget
    Technology division is risk adverse and not willing to explore creative solutions without detailed industry standards resulting in a growing gap with new initiatives with their key competitor
    Departments are territorial and organizationally silo driven with significant finger pointing between them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with your customers
    Treat employees (new and old) as assets to be nurtured and developed long-term
    Encourage creativity in product and service development
    Walk the walk don't just talk the talk, if you are going to be Agile and Lean then everyone in technology has to be converted

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to get good airline industry experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager, Delivery and Consulting in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Manager, Delivery and Consulting in Southlake, TX

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

    Pros

    Dynamic environment, scope to learn and grow at a fast pace

    Cons

    Maintaining work life balance can be challenging at times

    Recommends

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