Sabre Reviews

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
360 Reviews

3.3
360 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance; groups with good knowledge and great cultures (in 55 reviews)

  • Good place to work - many employees are able to work from home (in 49 reviews)


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

  • Work from home depends on manager and the team you are working in (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    interesting - challenging workplace

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sabre full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Sabre 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to employees and customers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Mostly positive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sabre

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing less with more is not ultimately sustainable. Outsourcing isn't a winning solution all of the time.

  3.  

    Good place to work, but future uncertain

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    Former Employee - Customer Tech Representative  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Tech Representative in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Sabre full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Economic 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep all departments engaged and informed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Micro-managed & stressful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sabre full-time for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Don't think I can advise the management because they are too far gone in their ways.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Was very unhappy there

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at Sabre full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    very 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great opportunity to learn the aviation technology industry

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    Former Employee - Principal Product  in  Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Principal Product in Southlake, TX

    I worked at Sabre full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Work-life balance and infighting amongst departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sabre

    Pros

    This 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.

    Cons

    This 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 ManagementAdvice

    Invest in more people.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Someone whos been there

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    Former Employee - Spoc  in  Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Spoc in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Sabre full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Perhaps 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.

    Cons

    A 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 ManagementAdvice

    None 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Used to be a good work environment, not any more

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    Current Employee - Software Development Contributor  in  Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - Software Development Contributor in Southlake, TX

    I have been working at Sabre full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary and vacation are good, remote work allowed, flexible

    Cons

    Senior 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

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

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance  in  Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Southlake, TX

    I have been working at Sabre full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexibility 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.

    Cons

    Recent 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 ManagementAdvice

    Communicate, tell us what is going on. Where are we headed?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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