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Sabre Reviews

Updated November 21, 2017
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  • Less focused on work/life balance than it once was (in 52 reviews)

  • Upper management seems to be in turmoil (in 35 reviews)

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  1. "Lots of Changes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sabre full-time

    Pros

    initially was allowed to work remotely from home

    Cons

    change in management changed the way people were allowed to work remotely
    also, after training a member in Customer Care Department, they promoted them, but not within the same department, so all that knowledge was "lost"

    Advice to Management

    sometimes its necessary to get a glimpse of the granular


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Business/Quality Assurance Analyst in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Business/Quality Assurance Analyst in Southlake, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sabre full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many people are good people with much experience and industry knowledge . Many of these people have moved into their positions thru on the job training and experience.

    Cons

    Too many layoffs and the stress and worry resulting from that .... also you do not get time or training to learn new technology and tools ... so when you get laidoff your skills are out of date !

    Advice to Management

    Keep your people up to date with training in the latest tools

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Culture of chaos"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sabre full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, a lot of autonomy

    Cons

    Competing "#1" priorities, knee-jerk reactions to customer complaints, managing quarterly statement to quarterly statement rather than ling term

    Advice to Management

    Put your people first. If you take care of your people they will take care of products and customers.


  4. "Low morale, bad culture"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Southlake, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sabre full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting and fun work. Lots of travel. Experience many cultures.

    Cons

    Very low morale overall. Not people oriented. Especially not empowering to women. Very few women in leadership positions. Dishonest leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Be proactive in retaining good employees. Don’t wait until someone puts in notice to tell them they are valuable.


  5. "Executive Assistant to VP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sabre full-time

    Pros

    This company has good benefits.

    Cons

    I was not fond of the open concept.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Listen to your employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Good pay and decent benefits

    Cons

    Recent layoffs have affected employee morale.
    The 'great' people get overworked
    The 'OK' people get by doing much less and sometimes get promoted

    Advice to Management

    * Listen
    * Abusing your good employees - by giving them more and more work - with limited opportunities for advancement - will eventually make them leave
    * Think of a few creative ways to improve morale and get our team dynamic back
    * Stop the rolling layoffs - DO them and be done - employees are having a hard time focusing - thinking that the next round of layoffs are coming.


  7. "Still trying to grow up"

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

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

    Pros

    Some teams have good software development opportunities

    Cons

    Teams work in silos. Lacks process. No longer term strategy for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Establish goals and objectives for 1-3-5 years

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Principal Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sabre full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Work Environment, Opportunity to solve complex problems

    Cons

    Uncertainty, Management not have the long term vision, not ready to make difficult decision


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good but not great"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Southlake, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Received plenty of resume-building experiences
    Worked with a lot of smart people

    Cons

    "Figure it out"/every man for them self culture
    Advancement opportunities not always available

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to manage the next quarter's EPS figure and start managing the business


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Short-term outlook is bumpy but overall a good company & place to work"

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    Former Employee - Portfolio Management in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Portfolio Management in Southlake, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home flexibility
    Excellent health benefits
    Great environmental and community service oriented culture

    Cons

    Working with legacy employees (15-20+ years) who can't innovate and are not encouraged to initiate
    Company has a lot of technical debt for which they do not have a solid plan

    Salaries slightly under market
    Vacation time okay, but they are cheating a bit on paid holidays

    Advice to Management

    Layoffs were a necessary step but came a time when the company hasn't yet figured out their strategy. Sabre really needs to determine their market strategy and, more importantly, get its employees aligned to the strategy. The company has had an "order takers" culture but now they need to be "order creators". Sean Menke and other leaders recognize this and recognize the need to re-engage with customers and working across business unit to solve Sabre's problems. However, lots of leadership changes this year has stalled the process. The business opportunities for Sabre are out there and are potentially very big. However,
    it needs to move faster to define its business strategy and to update its technologies.


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