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Sabre Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
359 Reviews

3.3
359 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.  

    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

    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
  2. 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

    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
  3.  

    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

    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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  5.  

    Working at Sabre

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Southlake, TX

    Pros

    Amazing supportive people. Good benefits. Great PTO.

    Cons

    Treat their people like they can be replaced at any time. No job security with multiple random layoffs. Preach work/life balance but don't practice it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company ; Great Culture

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Southlake, TX

    Pros

    In general, good compensation, challenging work, above average PTO bank and benefits, great telecommuting policy, flexible work hours; company also offers in-house training and seminars; allows time for employees to donate their time to charity; great diversity

    Cons

    Some areas complain of being overworked; professional external training and development seems to be lacking; maybe top heavy; HR lacks connectivity to employees; Many employees who have been there a while may have become complacent;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.

    Management needs to communicate down the importance of the employee so employees care more about the business. This is where HR comes in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Can be OK if circumstances and opportunities line up right. Make the right connections and you will go far.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, cool industry, nice campus, good benefits

    Cons

    Senior management policies are currently in flux, loyalty to employee's is 0%, it's all about the bottom line and what is in it for the equity company, it's shareholders and the current executives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop paying lip service to the employee's and actually reward them for their hard work and sacrifices (the ones that have survived). Senior executive management all look like a bunch of greedy money grabbers who are happy to stand on the backs of employees to fill their pockets. (Company goes public and there is nothing for employee's...absolutely nothing. Really?)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Casual atmosphere, good work/life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Campus is clean and well-located. Good work-life balance; most people allowed to work from home once a week and can make arrangements around kids' schedules.

    Cons

    2nd round of layoffs in 3 years. New costly products/features are implemented but often without ROI. Becoming an electronic sweatshop.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perform adequate market analysis so there is ROI. Then won't need to have so many layoffs/reorgs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    drowning in bureaucracy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Montevideo (Uruguay)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montevideo (Uruguay)

    Pros

    competitive pay, well established company leader in its market, good office atmosphere

    Cons

    Lack of proper coordination between different different groups; drastically uneven quality of middle management, absurd contractual dependencies on IT vendor (HP) which makes simple tasks an endless trudge through bureaucracy and astoundingly outdated software tools for a technology company. There is currently close to zero investment in training employees beyond their immediate duties, and very little on new technologies, making growth opportunities increasingly scarcer

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great environment, friendly people, great on social responsibility.

    Cons

    Company encourage you to have more life balance but overbook employees. Lots of conference calls not productive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Must work better on a career plan for the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Changing

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Kraków (Poland)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Kraków (Poland)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, social packages, managment, my project is enough well-organised(altough this is rare). It is possible to manage your work time very flexible(depends on manager).

    Cons

    It is an american corporation - there is no failure, always success or in the worst case limited success. Lots of documentation, standards, rules which are time consuming.

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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