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Updated July 17, 2018
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  • "Operates in an industry which is active 24*7 , work life balance takes a hit" (in 55 reviews)

  • "Work from home requires approval from manager" (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Sabre has an amazing culture. I love my job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sabre full-time

    Pros

    Culture, people, knowledge, opportunities, perks

    Cons

    So far, I haven´t found cons to Sabre


  2. "Design is still not fully accepted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sabre full-time

    Pros

    The people, management, work-life balance

    Cons

    In-and-out executives, no clear company mission, market-focuse and not user-focused

  3. "Principal"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal in Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - Principal in Southlake, TX

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

    Pros

    In general, good and competent colleagues

    Cons

    Can be political, work/life balance can be sub par

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of current annual review system which forces high performers in to ‘Successful/Average’ buckets. Take power away from HR.


  4. "Overall good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sabre full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hour, 401K, not too much pressure compared to same level of company

    Cons

    Salary is not that competitive, not fast-moving company like start-up companies


  5. "Rough Shape"

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

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

    Pros

    Room to grow and a multitude of areas to learn

    Cons

    Chaos with upper management turnover and general loss of morale


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sabre full-time

    Pros

    - Flexible scheduling if given advance noticed
    - Laidback environment

    Cons

    - Managers talk about you behind your back and lack professionalism. They act more like your friend than a leader and will talk to other coworkers about you.
    - Low pay for the amount of work needed to be done.
    - Management cannot handle constructive criticism

    Advice to Management

    Fix everything in the cons list and maybe you will not have such a high turnover rate.


  7. "Too many reorgs!"

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    Former Employee - Account Director in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Account Director in Southlake, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    WFH policy allows for good work-life balance

    Cons

    Culture of never telling the executive team what is really broken.
    Pay is not competitive with local markets

    Advice to Management

    In order to get good talent, pay them!

  8. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sabre full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and great coworkers

    Cons

    I don't have any cons


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to be yourself"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southlake, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dress Code:
    Sabre's dress code is business casual... however, to Sabre that means you can wear jeans, converse or sneakers and a clean shirt ANY day of the week. They trust you will be adult and not wear a shirt with profanity or daisy dukes instead of capris. They told me to just be comfortable.

    Work from home:
    WFH policy is causal depending on your manager. They have people that work from home or out of town and come in once a week or once a month. They are more focused with the results of you doing your job than micromanaging your location. Everyone only has laptops. You can take them anywhere and work from the lobby lounge area if you need.

    Volunteering:
    Twice a year we have a pet adoption day. The local animal shelter comes out to our location with cats & dogs during the work day and we try to adopt out and also raise money through raffles and bake sales. You can volunteer for various shifts to love on kittens or walk dogs. On top of the average PTO/Sick time they have 16 hours of Community Volunteer time. You can go volunteer at your kid's school, boy scouts, non-profit, church, etc, and get paid without having to dip into your PTO.

    Recycling:
    Sabre is very environmental conscience. They don't just 'say' that. There are NO trash cans at people's desk. At all corners and break rooms they have bins for Landfill/Compost/Recycle. The cups and cutlery are all compostable. They have boxes on every floor to recycle pens. A recycle your Keurig cups by every Keuirg machine and they have a huge bin to recycle electronics.

    Cons

    They have random layoffs instead of redirecting efforts of employees. I think this is partly due to no one wanting to leave. I'm about to plan an anniversary party for a 40yr employee... he has been here 40 years which is longer than I have been alive.

    Advice to Management

    Minimize the layoffs. Give people opportunity to apply for another job in the company and time to see if they may fit into another role.


  10. Helpful (11)

    "Great Strategy, Great Products, Toxic Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Southlake, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sabre (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Financial stability and prospects are good due to CEO Sean Menke's better investment bets. Org changes better align functions and make it easier to get things done.
    - Nice campus in Southlake TX
    - Benefits are pretty good, better vacation policy than most
    - Cool technology, interesting problems to solve, smart people
    - As a developer, nice to work at a place where the product is the software you make
    - Fairly liberal work-from-home policies (depending on manager)

    Cons

    Not fun to work here. Hard to advance. CEO Sean Menke and his leaders get business and technology strategy right but people all wrong. The sum of their EQs must be close to zero fostering a workplace where few feel safe or valued. People tend to look out for themselves. Because of this employee engagement is low, and good people are eagerly looking for opportunities outside of Sabre.

    Advice to Management

    Humans are not widgets. In this economy, smart talented developers and leaders have lots of options at far more profitable and engaging firms. Hire, listen to, and empower top leaders who get the human equation to compensate for your blind spots or watch your ability to execute on plans in any predictable way erode.


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