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"Nice place to work here."

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Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in Southlake, TX
Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in Southlake, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Sabre full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Very Good place to work here.

Cons

I am not sure now.

Other Employee Reviews for Sabre

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Project Manager in Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Project Manager in Southlake, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Environmentally conscious. Sabre has many company sponsored community events and subsidizes your health benefits if you participate in education/exercise program. There is also plenty of opportunity to change jobs and stay with the same company.

    Cons

    It is difficult to move up unless your leadership leaves or retires. You are not able to advance career by switching jobs very easily. Those are mostly lateral moves.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "A company in irrefutable decline"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Researcher in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Researcher in Southlake, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sabre full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1)Work from home policy is exceptional (in most departments) 2) The airline industry is a fascinating and dynamic one 3) Green company with a strong community presence; nice building 4) Easy opportunities to move around (horizontally)

    Cons

    It is unfortunate to see a company that was once a true leader in innovation relegated to one where buzzwords, marketing, and bureaucracy rule the roost. The CEO has championed a 'good old boys network' where loyalty beats merit and incompetent senior leaders enjoy inexplicable stability. Ideas are killed by bureaucracy and middle management who are too focused on expediency rather than on quality. Marketing team does ZERO reconnaissance learning how difficult it is to build a solution before selling a given product, often resulting in blatant lies to their customers and setting preposterous delivery schedules. 'Innovation' is one of a continuum of buzzwords that get thrown around with no substance backing it up. Sabre *used* to be an innovate organization delivering state-of-the art solutions. The organization does little-to-no R&D today and instead focuses on oscillating fixes from customer-to-customer. As a result, recruiting top talent has struggled, and their best and brightest often leave for better opportunities (usually within a year). I find many technologists have gone to Sabre only because it was a last resort. Most old-timers (of which there are many, at least in the Southlake HQ) have plateaued in their careers and are too risk-averse to accept new ideas. Excessive meetings, corporate fluff, and speaking without substance have become the norm. Some products are stable and serve their customers well; however most are buggy and far too immature to be brought to market, which the shoot first, ask questions later mentality wins out. Overcrowding in the Southlake offices exacerbate the stress experienced by employees. Unless you can afford a $700K-plus mortgage, plan on a minimum commute of 30 minutes on days you have to travel to the office.

    In short, this is not the Sabre of old. Might be a wonderful place for an MBA. For others, this is a sinking ship.

    Advice to Management

    Your turnover rate amongst your brightest new hires is at a staggering level. Find a way to retain them; most can get jobs elsewhere at the blink of an eye. Find a way to encourage collaboration across groups, and make sure marketing folks steak with technologists before making promises they cannot possibly deliver. Cut out several unnecessary layers of middle management (and several senior managers if possible). Get back to doing some R&D, and take a risk or two. Reduce overcrowding on campus, and just be more honest with your employees and customers alike.

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