Sabre Reviews in Tulsa, OK

Updated May 29, 2014
Updated May 29, 2014
369 Reviews
3.3
369 Reviews
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Pros
  • Very good work/life balance with all the benefits of remote work (in 59 reviews)

  • Flexible work from home policy but hear that it might be changing soon (in 53 reviews)


Cons
  • Very little regard for work-life balance overall and compensation is below market (in 25 reviews)

  • Sabre was not flexible in terms of working options, for instance work from home (in 8 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Sabre full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Active software development company. Develops some leading edge products; allows employees a certain amount of freedom to be creative in the development process. Military-friendly. Took good care of me when I was mobilized and deployed.

    Cons

    Very political and bureaucratic. Upper Mgmt focuses on the bottom line and not the individuals associated with that bottom line. Middle mgmt seems to be in tune with the workers, but upper mgmt completely out of touch with what it takes to deliver a product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better understanding of what is involved in delivering products to the customer would serve the company well.

    Recommends
    Neutral 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

    I worked at Sabre full-time for more than 3 years

    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
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    Not a place for TPF advancement

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    Current Employee - Senior Programmer - TPF  in  Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer - TPF in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Sabre

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nice for a while but not a career

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Sabre

    Pros

    the travel industry is undergoing major changes and IT is capable of providing much needed support during these changes. The work is fast paced and can be interesting.

    Cons

    The new owner, private equity, seem to follow the PE maxim "what's min is mine and what's yours is mine" when it comes to employee benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to consider long time employees as a valued asset and treat them as such. All your recent benefit changes seem to be made at the expense of senior employees. Also, I think Sabre needs to find a way to be at the forefront of a new way of offshoring work. I think having development being done by handoff from India to the US would allow for up to 16 hours a day development and better code due to the different way these cultures would look at each others code.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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