Sabre Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Not a place for TPF advancement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer - TPF in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer - TPF in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Sabre

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

    Pros

    Sabre is a good place for people on the move. It can provide opportunities for 5 to 10 years of growth.

    Cons

    Sabre is not a place for a lifetime career since it as the tendency to keep one in a niche and not provide for lateral movement between skill sets or business units.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to break out of the habit of locking in employees to specific systems for life. If you really believe that in depth system knowledge is essential for the company then provide compensation for those willing to do the work needed to maintain these systems.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Senior management has no clue on how to grow the company long term

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

    I have been working at Sabre

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

    Pros

    - Hardworking and dedicated people

    Cons

    - Not cutting edge technology work for techies but rather mundane development which wont give this company any edge in long run. - Senior management not technically savvy, foolish decisions with picking technologies and standards. - Layoffs year after year results in demoralized workforce

    Advice to Management

    Need to bring in fresh faces - more enthusiastic and savvy from outside to provide a direction for this company.


  3. Flip this business

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

    I have been working at Sabre

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful facility. Friendly and intelligent people. Great HR staff. Decent Benefits.

    Cons

    Extreme lack of knowledge regarding the Airline industry. Improper development methodology for a global organization. Disorganized and poor management at all levels especially at the top. Top level execs with no strategic vision of the future, and therefore no procedural direction provided to middle management. Almost all of middle managers were developers promoted to management, without any leadership or interpersonal skills. Since being purchased by private investors (business flippers), the focus is on doing too much with too little. Poor work life balance, and low compensation rate.

    Advice to Management

    Determine the future direction of the company, and implement that vision throughout the the lower ranks with consistency and accurate metrics.


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  5. Dissatisfied

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in DFW, TX
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in DFW, TX

    I worked at Sabre

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good working conditions

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities, poor pay for level of work

    Advice to Management

    Sabre use to be a good place to work until they changed management


  6. Helpful (1)

    Haven for career coasters

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Independent Contributor in Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - Independent Contributor in Southlake, TX

    I have been working at Sabre

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work/life balance tilted away from work, good benefits, nice cafeteria, some areas with exciting work opportunities are available to employees

    Cons

    No merit-based promotion opportunities, archaic business model, career growth not overtly encouraged, pervasive uncertainty about long term strategy for last several years.

    Advice to Management

    Break up the company to unlock value and creativity. 'Synergy' across business units is a charade. Resolve long term ownership questions.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Good company, lots of deadwood

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

    I have been working at Sabre

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Progressive, culturaly diverse, good work-life balance. Lots of good talent.

    Cons

    Too many 'veterans' who survive thru old boy/girl networks put up barriers to new blood, new ideas. Politics is rife and very pervasive in any position, Director and above.

    Advice to Management

    Shake up mid to upper levele management to break down cliques and favoritism. Objectively start measuring contributions of all positions Director and above, and offer retirement packages to low performers.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Nice enough but low pay for the hours

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Southlake, TX

    I worked at Sabre

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They allow you to workout during lunch and it is very common in the finance department to go on runs together.

    Cons

    Far away from downtown Dallas or Ft. Worth (not ideal for recent graduates). They do not have a rotational program (as promised). They also expect a lot of face time (even though they pride themselves on saying they don't).

    Advice to Management

    Face time is not necessarily a good thing. Give feedback more often even if it is negative. Also give raises more often.


  9. Helpful (3)

    What was once a great company is quickly losing its way.

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

    I have been working 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

    Great health, 401K and vacation benefits. Very environmentally aware culture that takes being green and community service very seriously and truly makes an impact.

    Cons

    The innovation is gone and the funding for it has dried up. Other (non-GDS) companies are much better positioned to win in travel in the long run. The bureaucracy and politics and investment decisions have slowly driven all of the most talented employees away. That (bright employees) used to be Sabre's strength, but not anymore. I look at the VPs and SVPs running things now and am absolutely amazed by their lack of knowledge and incompetence.

    Advice to Management

    Two things: 1) Put your money where your mouth is and invest in the areas you say hold the highest potential growth (both from a personnel perspective and new products/acquisitions), and 2) take a close look at who is leading each business unit - if the results aren't there (strategic goals, financial goals, and employee engagement) then make a change. And don't just move them to another business unit as you have historically done.


  10. OK place to work

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

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

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

    Pros

    Nice building, OK benefits, work is interesting

    Cons

    Excessive Overtime, high management turnover

    Advice to Management

    Hire some qualified experienced management who believe in supporting their employees, vs kids off the street who are looking to enhance their resume so they can land their next job/gig.


  11. Unmet Potential

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay. Some new technology opportunities, but guarded.

    Cons

    They outsource IT management to places like Poland, so you may report to someone overseas.

    Advice to Management

    Be much more progressive and open-minded with respect to technologies. Not every initiative needs to be governed by big IT processes.



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