Sabre Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great place if you don't like your family.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Southlake, TX

    I worked at Sabre full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Small pockets of effective teams trying to accomplish goals.

    Cons

    Will work you to death and then complain about your rotting corpse. HR is a serious issue at the company. Everything else can be fixed but HR has no cleaning mechanism. It has become a cesspool of dishonesty and delusions of self granduer.

    Advice to Management

    throw some chlorine in the HR pool


  2. Helpful (5)

    Sr Mgt

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

    I worked at Sabre

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people but poor sr/exec leadership team that don't collaborate or work well together. The thought was the new CEO and HR exec was going to drive improvement in the area and he hasnt improved on the things at all...actually worst than before.

    Cons

    Weak exec ledership team with marginal track record. Weak leadership cascades throughout the org and impact ability to enable the workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on building leadship capability and trust with the ranks. New leadership team is NOT trustworthy. Execs need to live the VALUES (vs the lip sevice and signage on values posted everywhere you turn). Little to no INNOVATION, yet they boast that they are an INNOVATIVE company...just not so.


  3. Helpful (6)

    Desperately wants to be identified as a technology company but has a long way to go.

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

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

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

    Pros

    The people you work with day-to-day make it worth coming into work. The buildings are very modern and have a very open environment. The company is committed to a greener environmental effort and contributes to local charities and the community often.

    Cons

    Lack of growth both professionally and technologically. Still stuck in their old American Airlines paradigm of doing things. They are a travel company - not a technology company. Far too top-heavy with non-producing executives - a constant issue at Sabre. Very poor internal training. Especially for new hires. Too much emphasis on yearly goal creation and performance reviews. Employee's performance reviews are rated on a curve - which means even if you achieve your goals you can be rated unsuccessful - which affects any bonuses, salary increases, promotions and the ability to move to other positions within the company. So where's the motivation to excel? Layoffs. Layoffs. Layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to cookie-cutter manage this company. Upper management needs to get in the trenches and understand the issues and problems. Spread the wealth. It's hard to motivate employees when executives park their Lamborghini's in the parking garage and yet the employees are constantly being told to cut costs. Is that the kind of image a publicly-traded company should be projecting?


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great people. Company is going wrong way

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

    I worked at Sabre full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, as humans and professionals. Good place to start at junior level and have a first internship or first job. Coffee is for free. they teach you how to deal with typical HR dinosaurs. Great culture in terms of no discrimination and CSR.

    Cons

    Salaries very out of range, and you are asked to give 150% of your life to company. No vision, no idea of industry of technology, very outdated, working in crisis mode every day. Rules are different depending if you are a good friend of HR or not. Permanent change of high level execs who are not longer than 2 or 3 years in company, now they know nothing about travel industry.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to grow the company, quit and let the position to someone who is really prepared for the position, and don't play the game/circus all time.


  6. Airlines Solutions -- NOT

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, nice salary. Great people to work with until you get to the Director's level and above.

    Cons

    Very poor leadership. Favoritism. Zero appreciation for industry knowledge. Dysfunctional. Unethical HR practices. Each department works as a separate company. There is no synergy. Lots of finger pointing and excellent at playing the blame game.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making promising you have no intentions of honoring. Stop misleading the customers.


  7. Helpful (7)

    Disgusting Place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Architect in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Sabre

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good for non-engineers aspiring to be engineers: You won’t miss all the engineering stuff you never learned; you will feel at home and among equals.

    Cons

    Management is bad; the HR department is worse. Right from the recruitment process they were incompetent and unprofessional. I should have gone with my gut feeling and stayed far away from this company.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the entire HR department. Hire managers who can, at least, tell the difference between a desktop and a laptop.


  8. Helpful (2)

    By Far The Worst Workplace Experienced

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sabre

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free coffee and tea Dress causal every day If you do not want a life outside work, this is the place to be If you do not want to be appreciated, see above There are intelligent and talented individuals whose faces look as though their soul had been sucked by the Man

    Cons

    Company was previously bought by Sabre; it was initially a web production start-up .com. Set-up for failure Poor communication: corporate/mgmt/teams/clients Minimal training, no technical documentation outlining how to use systems on a basic level, required to learn on own which isn't always a good thing, particularly when you're reprimanded when a mistake is made Ability to move around laterally, but promotion-wise is near impossible It is discouraged to decorate and/or display any personal items in work area (e.g. photos of family, calendars) No telecommuting as promised, similarly with flex time Long hours and no compensation - lunches were few and far between Quick to point out all wrong-doings, yet spare any support of encouragement Departments/teams all stretched thin with unreasonable and unrealistic expectations Clients were poorly managed by upper management, whose responsibility should have been setting an expectation based upon the company in whole, not what it used to be prior to buyout. Surreal to see an environment of young professionals (20s-30s) who rarely smiled at one another, stopped by for a quick friendly chat, or spent any time team building outside of work (e.g. happy hour, lunch). Instead, they run around stressed, hurried, anxious, and unhappy. For those who have been there before the buyout, it was their first job out-of-college. For those who were new to the company post-buyout, this is their first experience and belief of what it was like to work in the working-world. For those who were not new to the working world but new to the company (post-buyout), they were culturally SHOCKED.

    Advice to Management

    It would be moot. Advice was sought by management. However, to make suggestions fell upon deaf ears. Unfortunately, for those who did speak up, they were told, "it will make you stronger" as if the condescending comment did not take into consideration many folks have quite a bit going on in their lives that make them stronger. Sadly, many stopped providing feedback as they feared for their jobs in this economic environment.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Awful is the least that can be said

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sabre

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Flexi work environment, most people can work from home - If you like to travel a lot, this can be a good place, also if you might be prepare to last minute changes most of the time

    Cons

    - From such a big company you would expect some excessive bureaucracy that slow down processes, but here we are talking of no-sense endless time-consuming task for getting anything done - Missing of sense of strategy and communication overall - there are a lot of business units and acquired companies that still work in silos not having a clue of where they are going - Salary compensation is on the low-end side, especially considering the amount of stress and workload you need to manage - They keep over-promising to client during sales, just to constantly under-delivering and disappointing them during execution, this make the client-facing roles pretty hard. - No career progression: you see people that stay years and find their little corner just hoping to get to retirement age without being to much bother - if you care about your career just leave soon or even better not even start here. - No clear role definition: you end up being CCed in every second urgent email with other 30 people, none of which has responsibility or ownership to fix it, so every little thing take ages to find a solution. - You are not expected to work long hour if you "really" don't want too, but be ready to get that important mail you had been expecting for weeks at last minute at 2 AM on a Sunday from the other part of the world, and yes you are expected to have red it. - US centric - no matter how much the other regions will grow, the decision making is always on US, making extremely hard to get local support and visibility

    Advice to Management

    - Re-thing the business from top-down, set up some clear standard and processes, communicate them effectively and stick to them - Implement some good method to receive feedback from employee from all level


  10. Helpful (3)

    Good for nothing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Sabre

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Benefits -Work from home in some projects

    Cons

    -Front office and HR people are very rude -No desks in bangalore office.. will have to wait 1 month to get your seat.. till then have to roll here and there. -Managers are not cooperative with team members -Annual hike is very less -Appraisal system is just for name sake -Hell for new joiners

    Advice to Management

    Please ask HR and front office people to be polite and respectful Please make the on boarding process fast Please avoid staff speaking local languages in official meetings and office


  11. Helpful (2)

    very dissatified with my FIRST corporate experience. Felt like i wasted the beginning year of my career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Business Analyst in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Associate Business Analyst in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Sabre full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    If you chilling out with flexible work hours, and you dont care about personal growth, then this is the job for you.

    Cons

    Lot of sycophancy needed to get work done. Company doesn't care about the employees. Projects keep getting pushed out for random reasons. Values/culture is just used for wall hangings and posters I was recruited from campus as a business analyst. When I joined the company, i was put into a software dev role. It took me 5 months just to convince HR and management to change my profile. Even after that, my team wasn't changed and i was sitting with no work(quality-less work) for a long time. Earlier i believed that if i convey my problems properly, in due course my concerns will be addressed. but it never happened and i had to switch. Although i was given the profile of BA on campus, my offer letter just said 'Associate' and when i tried contacting the HR prior to joining, I got no response.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that you are utiizing people with skills in the right profiles, not just throwing them wherever you might please.



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