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Sabre Reviews

Updated August 16, 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 34 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "HR"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southlake, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    The only pro is that the building is pretty

    Cons

    There's a major lack of leadership and Intelligence in HR and Talent Acquisition. The work environment is horrible and hostile


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great place if you don't like your family."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Southlake, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small pockets of effective teams trying to accomplish goals.

    Cons

    Will work you to death and then complain about your rotting corpse. HR is a serious issue at the company. Everything else can be fixed but HR has no cleaning mechanism. It has become a cesspool of dishonesty and delusions of self granduer.

    Advice to Management

    throw some chlorine in the HR pool

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Sr Mgt"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Southlake, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people but poor sr/exec leadership team that don't collaborate or work well together. The thought was the new CEO and HR exec was going to drive improvement in the area and he hasnt improved on the things at all...actually worst than before.

    Cons

    Weak exec ledership team with marginal track record. Weak leadership cascades throughout the org and impact ability to enable the workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on building leadship capability and trust with the ranks. New leadership team is NOT trustworthy. Execs need to live the VALUES (vs the lip sevice and signage on values posted everywhere you turn). Little to no INNOVATION, yet they boast that they are an INNOVATIVE company...just not so.


  4. Helpful (9)

    "Desperately wants to be identified as a technology company but has a long way to go."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Southlake, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you work with day-to-day make it worth coming into work.
    The buildings are very modern and have a very open environment.
    The company is committed to a greener environmental effort and contributes to local charities and the community often.

    Cons

    Lack of growth both professionally and technologically.

    Still stuck in their old American Airlines paradigm of doing things. They are a travel company - not a technology company.

    Far too top-heavy with non-producing executives - a constant issue at Sabre.

    Very poor internal training. Especially for new hires.

    Too much emphasis on yearly goal creation and performance reviews. Employee's performance reviews are rated on a curve - which means even if you achieve your goals you can be rated unsuccessful - which affects any bonuses, salary increases, promotions and the ability to move to other positions within the company. So where's the motivation to excel?

    Layoffs. Layoffs. Layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to cookie-cutter manage this company. Upper management needs to get in the trenches and understand the issues and problems. Spread the wealth. It's hard to motivate employees when executives park their Lamborghini's in the parking garage and yet the employees are constantly being told to cut costs. Is that the kind of image a publicly-traded company should be projecting?


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great people. Company is going wrong way"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, as humans and professionals.
    Good place to start at junior level and have a first internship or first job.
    Coffee is for free.
    they teach you how to deal with typical HR dinosaurs.
    Great culture in terms of no discrimination and CSR.

    Cons

    Salaries very out of range, and you are asked to give 150% of your life to company.
    No vision, no idea of industry of technology, very outdated, working in crisis mode every day.
    Rules are different depending if you are a good friend of HR or not. Permanent change of high level execs who are not longer than 2 or 3 years in company, now they know nothing about travel industry.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to grow the company, quit and let the position to someone who is really prepared for the position, and don't play the game/circus all time.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Airlines Solutions -- NOT"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, nice salary. Great people to work with until you get to the Director's level and above.

    Cons

    Very poor leadership. Favoritism. Zero appreciation for industry knowledge. Dysfunctional. Unethical HR practices. Each department works as a separate company. There is no synergy. Lots of finger pointing and excellent at playing the blame game.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making promising you have no intentions of honoring. Stop misleading the customers.


  7. "Work At Sabre"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Bedford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sabre (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People working are fun to work with. Other than that there is nothing in there

    Cons

    No proper structure, there is no work life balance

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Manager"

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

    I worked at Sabre full-time

    Pros

    There is a covered parking lot attached to the building. That's pretty much it.

    Cons

    This is the most toxic work environment I have ever seen. Management is essentially taught to discount younger staff and distrust everything. There is no constructive feedback or coaching. People are berated in front if entire deparments and it's expected that all managers will follow suit. I was actually asked at one point to call an associate and tell her she had committed a "fireable" offense by failing to make herself available for two days on an out of country vacation. I can't describe the level of dysfunction at this company.

    Advice to Management

    Culture needs changed from top to bottom in the finance/accounting area.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "What a joke"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southlake, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at Sabre does an excellent job in making one question the life decisions that lead them to a career at such a silly establishment. Sabre also provides an excellent environment for learning what not to do in regards to, customer relations, employee treatment, design practices, and other standard business practices.

    Cons

    There is no clear plan or charter in the majority of the business units, it's common practice to make false promises to new hires to get them in the door and then use them like putty to fill in cracks in a leaking damn.

    Advice to Management

    There's a lot of rework and missed business opportunities as a result of middle management ignoring the advice and insight provided their team, if this company wants to truly be innovative, like it falsely claims it is, then management needs to be open to expert advice from the talent that works for them. Admitting you don't have an answer and willingness to trust your team to solution takes a great deal of strength and is critical for a successful manager.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Consider carefully working at Sabre"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is very little accountability. This is helpful if you are a weasel.

    Cons

    It would be humorous to list them all here but then I think of all of the good people these things have harmed

    Advice to Management

    Most of you need to quit. Shame on you.


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