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"Not for Technical Minded People"

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Current Employee - Tech Lead in Southlake, TX
Current Employee - Tech Lead in Southlake, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

They might let you work from home sometimes
Lot's of events if you are in Southlake.

Cons

Really not the best place for technically minded people. The business side likes to use lot of buzzwords and have a general overview that developers are a commodity. There is also a lot technical people in charge from when Mainframes ruled the earth.

This results in lots of offshoring and badly designed systems. If you really like working on systems like it still the late 80's then you will love this place.

It actually quite shocking how little people in key positions know. One positive thing is missing release dates are the norm so you really don't have to work very hard.

Sabre actually works like a bunch of very small businesses this results in lots of duplication and products looking like they came from two different companies.

Also sometimes who you report too just simply do not make sense like US developers having offshore developers as managers.

Requirements from marketing are a joke and change on a daily basis.

Advice to Management

Hire an outside firm to go in and cut the dead weight and leave nothing sacred. Also remember you get what you pay you best developers are leaving faster then you can hire them.

Other Employee Reviews for Sabre

  1. "Unmet Potential"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Software Developer in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Software Developer in Southlake, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "If you like working in a sweatshop, this is the place for you"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Southlake, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company does some great community and environmental outreach, and the industry is moderately interesting

    Cons

    Sabre acts more like an airline than a software company and wonders why they struggle to recruit and retain talent. They claim to want new ideas, but if you come in with new ideas, you will quickly get but on the "naughty list". Managers are too afraid to say no, which means you are constantly in firedrill mode, however, when the fire is out, you are still expected to meet all of the arbitrarily set deadlines from the work you dropped in order to put out the fire. People here routinely work 60+ hours/week, and instead of thanks for the hard work, they get told they aren't working enough. This place will very quickly suck the soul out of you. On top of this, you can't trust your coworkers. They will say one thing to your face and stab you in the back to your managers. Managers do not protect their employees, they take credit for their employees' wins and blame employees for losses. Run away, do not work here if you value your sanity.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the airline mentality and learn how to value your employees. Be open to new ideas, and learn how to prioritize workloads. Just because you communicated something would be done by a certain date doesn't mean you have to stick to that date if other, more important, projects come up. Employees in AS are overworked and miserable, these kinds of employees will continue to decline in productivity unless something changes. The measure of a good employee should not be that he or she is in the office from 6am-8pm, it should be in the quality of work he or she produces.

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