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Sabre Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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  • Less focused on work/life balance than it once was (in 50 reviews)

  • No transparency or ownership amongst upper management (in 32 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (15)

    "Sabre needs to take a good look at themselves"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southlake, TX
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, including your managers, your colleagues and those that work for you. Everyone works hard and is passionate, despite the constant rumors

    Cons

    Sabre cannot seem to get it right. They get into a periodic cycle of layoff/hire/layoff mode. We ramp up and down without a full understanding of the outside market. Revenue targets have been missed in 2016 and will be missed this year so they had to cut the full time employee population. In 2016, they got rid of most of the contractors but in January, since they did not have contractors to cut, many very good employees lost their jobs. The new CEO is gutting the employee base. I imagine there will be more hiring later this year and into 2018. Later, rinse, repeat.

    Advice to Management

    Sabre's reputation is at stake. They have great products. Sabre is losing their long time domain experts. New blood is not always the answer. It does not replace the deep knowledge. Try to get it right at the beginning so you don't have to be in the perceptual cycle.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Management is not good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Estimate Coordinator in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Estimate Coordinator in Southlake, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sabre (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They were flexible with me when I needed to have something done to my house or with my kids.

    Cons

    Sabre doesn't seem to train most management very well. I was there 20 years and I had 17 managers. Out of those 17 I can only say that two were good. The rest only know how to please their superiors and didn't seem to know what to do with everyone that reported to them.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers better.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "It really depends on the group that you work for ..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Southlake, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    It really depends on which group you work for and who your manager is . The group that I worked for had a great family environment for a long time ...

    Cons

    ... but things started changing once ownership changed , and it went downhill from there . Plus my manager wasn't very cooperative and it got to the point where I didn't enjoy my time anymore .


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Too many layoffs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Southlake, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, nice office environment, flexibility to work from home.

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs in recent years have caused company to lose valuable product knowledge

    Advice to Management

    Stop laying off valuable contributors!


  5. "Nice Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy life, good benefits.

    Cons

    No vision, layoff's, not great stability. they can ask you any time to leave the company because of budget issue.

    Advice to Management

    Please take care of skill workers.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Run Away!! - JOBS MOVING TO INDIA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Owner in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Owner in Southlake, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The facility is awesome.

    Cons

    They treat their employees like disposable resources. They layoff all the time. The upper-management does not know what they are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the layoffs! You can’t get the company moving in the right direction. Once AA leaves Sabre you’re screwed.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Good, smart company losing its way"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications in Southlake, TX
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sabre full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, cool technology, nice environment.

    Cons

    Too focused on growth and stock price. Has replaced so many key leaders and team members with newer, hungrier people that it's lost significant institutional memory. Less focused on work/life balance than it once was.

    Advice to Management

    Stop burning out and/or replacing your employees at such a fast rate. You're losing vital skills and knowledge, and keep bringing in new people who are trying to reinvent the wheel.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Southlake, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, challenging work

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs, can't feel comfortable in your job due to layoffs that occur often

    Advice to Management

    Establish a more stable environment for employees


  9. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Pros

    Good people, challenging work,

    Cons

    Remote work depends on manager


  10. Helpful (2)

    "architect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Architect in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Architect in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sabre full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    some departments are trying to modernize their technology stack

    Cons

    Any change happens at a glacial rate. Product prioritization is almost completely driven by marketing which is not always a good approach


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