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Sabre Reviews

Updated October 17, 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. Helpful (1)

    "People and culture- not the same thing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people at this company are mostly really great to work with. You are expected to use your brain, voice your opinions (especially if they include a solution) and figure things out. There are a lot of really bright people who really care about their peers. A lot of people have both good leaders and advancement opportunities at this company.

    Cons

    Culture has shifted from leading with trust to leading with mistrust. A formerly relaxed environment has turned a little tense where people are not getting promoted unless they move to Dallas and many are pressured into coming into the office,. There are a few bad apples in leadership because they "show up" and tell their bosses what they want to hear, instead of having the tough, honest conversations. There are a some unrealistic expectations on the amount of work that can be completed with the level of talent and capacity.

    Advice to Management

    Don't pretend to be a "tech company" but abandon what makes tech fun: flexible working hours and fun when you are in the office. Stop promoting by proximity, instead choose the best candidate. Be willing to pay market rate for talent and staff appropriately.


  2. Helpful (15)

    "Sabre needs to take a good look at themselves"

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    • 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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great co-workers, management lacks direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very talented technical people and interesting problems to work on. Good benefits. Annual performance based profit sharing has been good.

    Cons

    So far, There have been monthly layoffs every month this year. Work from home options are being curtailed. Morale is low.

    Management decisions seem to be primarily finance driven and focused on the stock price (next 3 months).

    People are mostly viewed as replaceable parts. Office moves are called "re-stacking", as if we were boxes being moved around.

    Advice to Management

    If you have to reduce staff, do it and get it over with so that you can focus on rebuilding with the folks that remain, instead of letting everyone live in fear for months.

    To be a strong technical company, decisions must be made on a balance of technical and financial information.


  4. Helpful (3)

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

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    • 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 .


  5. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    if you love traveling work here

    Cons

    the company changes a lot every year


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Too many layoffs"

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    • 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!


  7. "Nice Company"

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    • 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.

  8. "Used to be great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers were great. A lot of new technology

    Cons

    Yearly purges, Company doesn't really appreciate older workers with years of knowledge.


  9. "Overall Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sabre full-time

    Pros

    Overall experience is good with the Company

    Cons

    Knowledge sharing is minimal within the organisation


  10. Helpful (2)

    "architect"

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    • 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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