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Sabre Reviews

Updated June 25, 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 (6)

    "Big changes in the wrong direction"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice Campus, lots of good people, diverse and accepting workplace.

    Cons

    Below market compensation, benefit standards are in decline, upper management lacks understanding of business and systems, work/life balance priorities in freefall, corporate culture is quickly turning toxic, HR is less than useful (doesn't seem to care about people at all).

    Advice to Management

    Suspend the mass hiring/layoff cycle until after you reorganize so you have a clear picture of what and who you need to be successful. You're a technology company first. Make sure you have any team that supports a technology system under IT (like every other successful technology company out there). Stop moving system support teams from one unrelated department to another and stop placing them under the purview of leadership with no IT experience. Look for teams/systems which benefit from longevity of membership and stop hiring the cheapest people, training them to worth more then refusing to pay them what they are worth. Constant turnover is acceptable in some departments where little training is required. System support teams which require a year or more of ramp up DO NOT benefit from this strategy. It's faddish, has been tried and has failed in enough industries to warrant skepticism. If you insist on following this model; at least attempt to limit it to only those departments which can withstand the attrition.


  2. "Senior Project Manager - PMO, Middle East"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager - PMO, Middle East in Manama (Bahrain)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager - PMO, Middle East in Manama (Bahrain)

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

    Pros

    Awesome environment
    Flexible work hours
    Good calibers

    Cons

    Unclear career path
    Vague decision management process

  3. "Dedicated people. High mangement turnover"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Southlake, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, many with tons of experience; very interesting industry with fun and challenging problems to solve; fair work-life balance in many jobs

    Cons

    Senior management turnover with so many people unfamiliar to industry causing great churn and confusion; processes preventing grass-roots innovation

    Advice to Management

    Spend some focus on culture and stabilizing morale because turning over the top 3 layers of management while letting experienced personnel go was very disruptive and counter-productive in the short term


  4. "Mixed views"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Exciting industry with good growth potential. Very flexible schedule and work opportunities. Good people to work with. Good internal support.

    Cons

    Challenges with leadership, lot's of turn over at executive level. Not clear on direction - travel company or technology/software engineering company.


  5. "Manager, Software Development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Supervisor in Kraków (Poland)
    Current Employee - Software Development Supervisor in Kraków (Poland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sabre full-time

    Pros

    There are great people in the company

    Cons

    No live-work balance. People are just resource. Every day and weekend there work overtime due to massive layoffs and very aggressive business plan

    Advice to Management

    If you keep thinking about people as a resources only you will loose


  6. "Great company, full of opportunities for those who like to be challenged or don't afraid to take responsibility."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Southlake, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People who prefer family atmosphere
    Domain which is interesting and demanding
    Real problems of real users and real business
    Challenges

    Cons

    As in other big companies you may meet people you are not compatible with. In some projects you may need to push harder to challenge status quo.

    Advice to Management

    Show more trust in capability of the staff and be more dynamic with decision and risk taking.


  7. "Nice place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sabre full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working time, work-life balance

    Cons

    Needs more alignment in strategic direction

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good and Bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Southlake, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work is challenging but rewarding.

    Cons

    Communication between upper management and front-line employees was inconsistent. employees expected to monitor and respond to emails and voicemail 24/7. Personal time off was not 100% free from work responsibilities.


  9. "sr pm"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sabre full-time

    Pros

    Facility, work from home policy

    Cons

    environment, some backstabbing, management, layoffs, changing direction


  10. "Overall, a good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sabre full-time

    Pros

    - Flexible hours, no strict policies on in office all the time.
    - Employee-friendly environment

    Cons

    - Too many contractors instead of full-time employees.
    - (A bit personal opinion) Presence only in Bangalore. It would be good to have the presence in other locations like Mumbai or Pune as well. Bangalore is getting uninhabitable now with all the growing pollution, traffic, overly expensive education, and other poor quality of services in day to day life.

    Advice to Management

    - Need to review the policy of contractors v/s employees.
    - Need to review the policy on managing headcounts. Because with recent layoffs along with almost same amount of hiring, it looks like Sabre is a bit strangled with the strategy on managing people in the company.
    - Need to be more strong, firm and far-sighted on new projects, innovations and sustaining growth.
    - Retain "good" employees with attracting monetary benefits/appraisals because at the end of day, it all comes down to making money. Everybody, including the company, is on the run essentially to make money while catering the market needs.


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