Sabre

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Sabre Reviews

Updated November 15, 2014
Updated November 15, 2014
382 Reviews
3.3
382 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Procurement Department in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Procurement Department in Southlake, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible workplace, had a 'human touch' to all that they did and it was a great place to work. I left to take a higher paying job but it is no where near as enjoyable.

    Cons

    Sometimes the lines of authority were blurred and poorly thought through decisions were made. Salaries were not as strong as surrounding area companies and quite an attrition rate owing to money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be tougher at the top and stop the renegade decision making by various managers / directors / VP's that cost the company $000,000. Enforce policy, process, procedure and accountability.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good internship experiences

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sabre as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Interns can learn a lot of things here, from peers, managers, and senior executives. Also, the pay is good.

    Cons

    The culture of the company is just OK, not many cooperation across different groups, sometimes the job can be boring, depends on the projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better food, organize more networking events

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    very interesting and growing industry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    very collaborative environment and strong team work

    Cons

    new leadership has changed the culture of the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    New Management, New Direction

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Southlake, TX

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

    Pros

    In the past couple of years since I've joined, the company has made big changes in executive leadership (new CEO and new CTO). In that time, Sabre has also made big changes to the business (going public, moving Travelocity to Expedia's platform, attempting to sell lastminute.com). Internally, we are pushing to change the culture to be "one Sabre" and to drive innovation. Common topics: creating big data products, shifting to cloud architectures, focusing on world class user experiences. As a software developer, it feels pretty positive. You are definitely rewarded for pushing your product forward.

    Cons

    Culturally, there seems to be a lot of apathy. Technology seems to be about 5-10 years behind the best tech companies. For example, we're just now starting to investigate cloud architecture. If you're into mainstream technologies from 5 years ago, you're considered leading edge rebels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I love the new direction the company is going. Focusing on using modern technologies and valuing premium user experiences are great strategies for creating customer value.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very interesting industry & good people to work with.

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Southlake, TX

    I worked at Sabre full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the fact that Sabre really took pride in the community around them. There were so many community service opportunities and Sabre allowed a certain number of work time hours to pursue them. From my experience in my group, my manager always "had my back" and really stood up for and believed in the people beneath him. There was also a very flexible environment with working from home options. The actual options available to you for WFH varied depending on the group you are with.

    Cons

    In the group I was in it was very difficult to get a promotion and moving around the company was difficult if your group was under-staffed. You would get "blocked" so to speak from the upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be as transparent as possible with employees when questions are asked.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent people, bad management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Southlake, TX

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

    Pros

    People are wonderful, good benefits

    Cons

    Management tends to be a bit stuck in the '90s. Layoffs are terrifying. things go slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less structured. Have the ability for WFH. Offer more benefits to attract a younger employer base.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sabre full-time

    Pros

    Great company to learn a lot from, especially if you're a new grad. Sabre is engaged with almost every facet of travel and with many technologies, both currently in use and on the drawing boards of many large companies for the future.

    Cons

    Too much analysis and slow to take action.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Experiment more with different business strategies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company, great job.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sabre

    Pros

    Cool industry (travel), fun & smart colleagues. Plenty of HR and training available. Strong healthy benefits and plenty of travel opportunities if you are on the business side.

    Cons

    Large organization leads to processes, complexity. Can be top-heavy at times... especially post-IPO.

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant - Tpf in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant - Tpf in Southlake, TX

    I worked at Sabre full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Technology if you are interested in that. And the environment for better working including friendly people. I believe the people are happy here most of the time in comparison to some of my other companies before

    Cons

    Pay and bonus are not great. While many companies do a better pay or better bonus - here both are not that great. Yearly reviews and salary raise are not something that can be said even on percentage basis

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Position was outsourced

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Southlake, TX

    I worked at Sabre full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    My first manager was fantastic. Hands off, not micromanaging and knew that her team knew their jobs and let them do them. Great WFH policy.

    Cons

    Then I was reorg'ed to a new manager. This manager chose to outsource my position to the Sabre office in Uruguay. This transition was degrading and insulting. I was given six months notice of the layoff and offered a great compensation package but with one restriction. I was forced to train my replacement two weeks before my departure. If I refused, there would be no compensation. The new manager had the audacity to invite me to the team lunch "Welcoming" my replacement to the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Outsourcing isn't always the answer to everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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