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Pros
  • Work from home facility to manage personal and professional life better (in 40 reviews)

  • If you're able to hold yourself accountable and perform well on your own accord, your work/life balance will be unbeatable (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • you need to struggle for work life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • No Cons for the company as such (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "A New Time at Saba!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is truly a new time at Saba - a very positive culture that is focused on collaboration and innovation.

    Upper management and senior leadership have made great changes in order to develop a smart, innovative, and winning culture. Products, especially Saba Cloud, are market leading.

    There are many opportunities within the company to make an impact and develop your skill-set. A truly great experience!

    Cons

    None I can think of at this time


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Great time at Saba!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director, in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director, in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CEO has made huge changes and its a great time to be part of a winning team. Fantastic people, products, customers and energy, it's our time! Team atmosphere with lots of opportunities. Good benefits such as pay, benefits, unlimited PTO, continuous learning and free lunch.

    Cons

    Restatement and legacy issues from previous CEO, leadership team.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the positive energy and input from all levels of employees.

    Saba Software Response

    Aug 15, 2014

    Thank you for sharing! The positive energy and engagement at all levels is what provides a competitive edge to Saba and enriches our work environment - the management team is committed to continuing... More

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Winds of Change @Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saba Software full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - New leadership driving paradigm change and raising the bar on all fronts.
    - Great momentum and innovation on the product front. Fantastic product platform.
    - Personal empowerment to make a difference.
    - Has the buzz of a start-up company.
    - About the very best in time-off policy.
    - All paid free lunches from local restaurants.

    Cons

    - Recent turnover rate higher from "legacy" folks
    - Be prepared for change and a fast paced customer-centric culture.
    - Result focused environment
    - Limited formal trainings

    Advice to Management

    -


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Saba is transforming the workplace for our customers and employees!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Human Resources in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Human Resources in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Never a dull moment and always great work to be done. We have a great leader with Shawn Farshchi as our CEO. Shawn cares about all employees and customers. Innovative products, top notch customers and generally everyone wants to keep improving in every aspect of the company. Its a great time to join! Recruiting@Work product is cutting edge.

    Cons

    Not everything is perfect in every company and if you hear it is, you know its not factual. Bottom line, things have changed for the better at Saba. All employees need to bring a solution each and every day. Bring it and lets continue to be the market leader in our Space. Work/life balance is a struggle because I want to deliver the best; I make this choice not my VP or CEO.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making changes and looking at ways to continue dominating the market!


  5. Helpful (2)

    "ok to work here"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

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

    Pros

    lot of opportunities if you want to try different things

    Cons

    unrealistic expectation and completely confused product strategy

    Advice to Management

    do few things but do it in a best way


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Things are changing now Shawn is on board"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Shawn is a very capable CEO/Manager. Things are changing as he slowly remove responsibilities from the bad managers/performers. He also brought in some new people who are refreshing to work with.

    Cons

    Let's get real here. There's a lot of work that need to be done. While many things are being done, the change will be slow. Client management is fragmented and there isn't a standardized process, which jeopardizes some customers retention.

    Advice to Management

    Speed up the change - we are heading the right direction.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "New CEO = New Opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Redwood Shores, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The new CEO is committed to operational excellence and the culture is already changing into a true meritocracy. Best customer list in the space by far. Work to do to get to a 5 star rating but the arrow is pointed in the right direction.

    Cons

    Need to get past the financial restatement and get back to growing our business

    Advice to Management

    Hang in there - you've got a lot of support from mid-management on down.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Under Shawn's leadership, Saba is poised for growth and success"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Shawn taking over as CEO
    There is visible change in the company with Shawn moving into the CEO role. The whole company is charged up and very focused on customer success and delivering innovative products. Besides excellent strategy and vision, Shawn brought in flawless execution in the company that was missing before and the much needed leadership.
    - Excellent Team
    There are many committed and hardworking employees with rich domain knowledge and who really care for the company and the customers. Its fun to be working with such dedicated team!
    - Cutting Edge Products
    People summit showcased the power and rich capabilities of the People Development Platform and the applications being delivered on it.

    Cons

    Nothing at this point of time.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work and stay on course!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "A very well run company. Fun, exciting, innovative. People take ownership and relentlessly execute. Execs empower"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saba Software full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This company is on the cutting edge with real purpose as the driver. Flat org. Easy access to senior leaders. Amazing culture that runs through and through the org. People are energized, competitive and driven to accomplish the what may seem impossible. This product; the architecture, the features and functions are miles ahead of the competition. Saba is in a league of it's own and will redefine the way we select, develop and engage our people. There is a synergy with the product direction and the critical emerging needs for 21st Century Talent Systems

    Cons

    Not sure they are fully aware of true potential. ... must wake up to the enormous potential and window.

    Advice to Management

    Think much bigger than present.

    Saba Software Response

    Aug 25, 2014

    Thank you for your energizing feedback! The people at Saba are amazing, we have achieved a great deal along our journey. We have achieved impressive growth with our customer base and cloud... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Exciting and Happening Workplace!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Director in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great workplace where one is provided with various avenues for career development and increase technical know-how based on performance and interest. Responsibility and Accountability is given importance towards the work assigned with the support and empowerment to accomplish it.

    Many Top down communication are now social and transparent and happens using our own Saba Cloud product !!!

    Cons

    Continue the transition to make the product release timelines and deliverable not dependent on individual customer requests as that will go a long way for overall satisfaction for all customers.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep up the good work that was started in the last couple of years which has bought visible change in the culture and direction of the company.