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Sabre Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
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3.3 342 reviews

45% Approve of the CEO

Sabre President and CEO Tom Klein

Tom Klein

(77 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Someday great company now it is good

    Contributor Software QA Engineering (Current Employee) Kraków (Poland)

    Pros- good atmosphere
    - no time pressure
    - you can develop your skills
    - work from home option

    Cons- hard to gain money for external courses

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

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    Mostly positive

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementDoing less with more is not ultimately sustainable. Outsourcing isn't a winning solution all of the time.

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    Was very unhappy there

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Bethesda, MD

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

    Consvery 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst place to work at for senior employees

    Senior Software Developer (Former Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsDont know if this should be called a pro but work hours are really messed (called flexible working hours).
    One person comes at 8 AM other at 12 PM and other at 6 AM.

    ConsOutdated technologies, messed up work culture, unorganized work environment, absolutely no role for senior employees, layoffs (became worst from 2013 and is still going on), no future once you work in travel domain (not many companies to move to)

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

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    Good place to work, but future uncertain

    Customer Tech Representative (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsEconomic 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 Senior ManagementKeep all departments engaged and informed

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Software developer

    Software Development Contributor (Former Employee) Kraków (Poland)

    Prosinteresting projects, good work culture

    Consat the beginnning ok, then benefits decreased

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep doign good job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThis 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.

    ConsThis 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 Senior ManagementInvest in more people.

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    Great opportunity to learn the aviation technology industry

    Principal Product (Former Employee) Southlake, TX

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

    ConsWork-life balance and infighting amongst departments

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand 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.

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

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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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    Someone whos been there

    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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