Sabre Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Pros
  • Very good work/life balance with all the benefits of remote work (in 62 reviews)

  • Good place to work - many employees are able to work from home (in 54 reviews)

Cons
  • Some of the new execs are rigid in their work/life balance policies (in 27 reviews)

  • work life balance and not hable to work from home (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Marketing

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Work Culture. Employees are given very high prominence.

    Cons

    There is nothing as a Con.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  2. Great place to work, If your opinion doesn't matter

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

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

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

    Pros

    You'll get to work on some of the most popular systems in the travel and hospitality industries.

    Cons

    The upper management and marketing teams are very hard-headed and do not appreciate being told of better ways to build the products they manage. Every project has a budget. Be careful that you get on one with an approved long term budget, or you might get cut.

    Advice to Management

    Open up, listen to your employees. Everyone should be able to offer criticism of what you're building. You don't have to take


  3. Helpful (1)

    Not perfect, but hard to beat.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Southlake, TX

    I have been working at Sabre full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Culture. People. Benefits. Outside of the top 3 I just mentioned, Sabre has a rather large and beautiful campus with several amenity offerings such as an extensive food court, workout facility, outdoor kitchen & patios, etc. Sabre also embraces and encourages work / life balance, including working from home privileges.

    Cons

    Heavy politics. Cryptic management styles and lack of top-tier talent. Also, it's surprisingly difficult to acquire the proper tools (machines, monitors, software, etc).


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  5. Helpful (5)

    What happened?

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Still a great company to work for. Beautiful campus, great people, lots of opportunity for growth. Flexible scheduling is a huge plus, especially for those with a family, and I enjoy getting to work with colleagues from around the world.

    Cons

    This is not the same company I knew and loved. While still a great place to work, the trajectory is worrisome. The salaries are not competitive and there is a lack of incentive for collaboration across teams. We used to have an amazing culture that valued community work and the environment but those programs are sloy fading into the background.

    Advice to Management

    Be aligned. Don't make your people fight battles because as leaders consensus cannot be achieved. Have the tough conversations and relay a buzzword free, down to earth vision for what growth and success really looks like. This will save time, money and boost morale. Be sincere. Act out the values you placed on the walls.


  6. Meh

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Web Design in Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Web Design in Southlake, TX

    I have been working at Sabre full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    - working from home - flexible hours - global collaboration - stability

    Cons

    - CEO - lack of senior leadership - poor technology support - no strategy for growth - out-of-touch

    Advice to Management

    trust your employees to do what they know


  7. Helpful (5)

    Lost its way

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

    I have been working at Sabre full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Interesting industry with international customer base, diverse workforce, very good coworkers, good cafeteria. Nice office space (although a bit away from Dallas)

    Cons

    Management, and here especially Senior Management, has no concern for the employees, promotions very hard to come by unless one "belongs to the club". Sabre prefers Yes-men, dissenting views are not appreciated, and an invitation to follow opportunities outside of Sabre may follow.

    Advice to Management

    I don't really have an advice to management. They think what they do is just great, so they won't listen anyways. The fact that so many talented people left Sabre to open up their own shops competing directly with Sabre or join competitors, would probably concern me. But I'm not so sure if it concerns Sabre's management.


  8. Sabre will use and remove you like a band-aid

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Southlake, TX
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Southlake, TX

    I worked at Sabre as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Nice company name to have on the resume. Some managers are really nice and work with all your personal issues, so you feel motivated to work hard with all the job requirements.

    Cons

    They do not care who you are or how hard you work, they will remove their employee/contractor like a band-aid. They will even sabotage your layoff; calling you to the security desk for some vague reason and then you wont be allowed to go back to your desk, instead the security will bring your belongings to you. They wont give you a reason why they are letting you go either. Some of the managers will even lie to you, making you feel at ease while knowing what's going on in the upper management and that you are on the hit list.

    Advice to Management

    Try to act human and understand that you are playing with real living people with responsibilities.


  9. Tech

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

    I have been working at Sabre full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible environment and good work life balance

    Cons

    open workspace and developing culture


  10. Delivery Manager

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very good culture and challenging work. Empowerment

    Cons

    Sometime difficult clients and internal competition


  11. Helpful (1)

    Senior Product Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great social responsibility - Awesome co-workers - Great product offering - Challenging for leadership in the market which is very exciting. - Not afraid to innovate.

    Cons

    - No employee stock plan - Poor market execution outside of the U.S. - Not flexible with telecommuting - It often feels that the company is not unified its objectives. - Too much pull from some of their less important departments.

    Advice to Management

    May want to consider providing a profit sharing plan. In addition, senior management sometimes appears to be inaccessible. Overall though, senior management gets good grades for caring for their employees.



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