Sabre Reviews

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  1. is not the best of times to work for sabre

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    I have been working at Sabre full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits, some business units have an interesting infrastructure size

    Cons

    old, slow moving, uninteresting technical challenges

    Advice to Management

    review your change management policies, you can not compete if you can not innovate

  2. Senior QA Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Sabre

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good Work, lot of work

    Cons

    Sabre, India centre : Work Life Balance only in Words not in Practice
    Need to move to better technologies

    Advice to Management

    Management need to be more employee centric, need to give people a work life balance

  3. Director Software Development - BI / Analytics

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Software Development in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Director of Software Development in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Too many changes at Senior management level

    Cons

    Fantastic team of experts providing technology solutions for travel domain

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  5. One of the Worst Work-Life Balance. Company has very good projects and opportunities to work on but no team alignment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Southlake, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Southlake, TX (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Provides Fantastic Compensation with generous benefits including a standard 401K match upto 6% ($ to $ Match) of your basic salary.

    Cons

    Working under Pressure expected on almost routine basis. Lack of alignment between cross-teams. Lot of team members have Ego problems and Back-Biting business is routine here. No value from upper management for the work done during your tenure. HR sucks too. No HR professional provides proper answers to your queries. At most I would say a transition company in your career which you can be at to learn some new technologies and skillsets and then move on to a better opportunity after spending some time here.

    Advice to Management

    Respect the integrity of your employees ad treat them fairly. Understand that at any given time, whenever an employee quits or leaves your company, he/she does not lose a good opportunity. Instead you are losing a good asset and in turn inviting trouble to hire new talent which may or may not turn out to be as good or experienced to work under the already worse Pressure situations persisting in your company.

    Advice to HR & Some of the Trouble Makes: Keep your Ego at your home when you come to office. No one cares (Not at-least me) whatsoever when it comes to finding a new opportunity after moving on from your company.

  6. c++ interview

    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer

    I have been working at Sabre

    Pros

    Interview schedules on time . good response from hr...................................................................................

    Cons

    requirment is not clear and they said java, c++, unix and oracle.. simply they gave 15 objective questions . But answers are not clear..

    Advice to Management

    Written test answers are not clear.. better to take face to face interview for senior associates.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Was a great company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Southlake, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Southlake, TX (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people is the main reason that makes this place and why I have remained so many years. The Work From Home can be a benefit assuming you have a Manager that allows it.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Promotions are based on how well you can promote yourself via a PowerPoint and networking and stop being about your actual accomplishments. Company feels that more Project Managers is what we need when we need people that do actual real work.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people that can help getting the work done and not those who only track and report. The backbone of the company is feed up and your are losing good people everyday.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Not good at all.

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

    I worked at Sabre

    Pros

    Pay was competive. Decent pay

    Cons

    Management was ridiculous. Will fire you for any little slip up.

    Advice to Management

    Get organized.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Talent retention

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Southlake, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Southlake, TX (US)

    I have been working at Sabre

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance is great. Nice cafeteria with organic locally grown selection.

    Cons

    Lower than market salary. No growth opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on talent retention.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Nice Place to start career with but not recommended for long term

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contributor Operations Research in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Contributor Operations Research in Bangalore (India)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. Flexible Environment
    2. Good and smart people but not in all team
    3. In the starting work is good
    4. Lot of travel opportunity

    Cons

    1. Managements seems to be confused, no clear goals and directions in which they want to take company. Plan is drawn every year but not followed
    2. Some people have been there for too long and they dont deserve to be there
    3. Over promising by sales, marketing make life hell for the actual guys who are working
    4. Not lot of scope to grow in terms of technical skill
    5. Salaries are below market level and have to really coerce them with an offer from other company to get good hike or promotion

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people and product and not in marketing. Make culture to be bottom to top where ideas can flow form bottom to top

  11. Helpful (2)

    There is a reason most people haven't heard of Sabre

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in Southlake, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Finance in Southlake, TX (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flight benefits were great when part of AA, but that changed drastically for those of us that came later. Lots of smart people in Finance who had MBA's. Some interesting work, but may have changed in recent years.

    MBAs get paid reasonably well compared to overall market, and much higher than ordinary Sabre hires.

    Cons

    Pretty much the whole company. It runs despite the management and politics. The business model for the CRS portion of the business is being a middleman, and many customers and partners attempt to bypass Sabre. Too much focus on developing new products that customers don't want or don't like using. The name recognition for Sabre severely lacks relative to the portion of the travel industry that it touches.

    There is limited impact that management and all the planning/analysis they put in place can have on the business. The CRS is just a database where you want to keep costs low for the information going in and going out. However, management did anything but when trying to grow their political organizations.

    The current senior management is just as clueless now as when they were middle management a few years ago.

    Politics can be extreme. MBAs have better opportunities for promotions and better pay/raises, though there is still extreme competition within that group, and not the best job to take out of business school, unless you are fanatic about company politics and doing lots of useless work.. Its ridiculous how many MBAs Sabre hires with good salaries, and then chooses to only develop a select group of them almost from day one. Many leave for better jobs/companies with better business models and greater impact.

    For those who are not hired as MBAs, understand that you won't be paid as much. This is market driven and not unique to Sabre.

    The Sabre brand is not all that well known, and other employers don't often know what it is, much less understand what the company does.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue. Realize that the business is a quasi-utility, not a startup or "tech" company and manage capital and overhead more efficiently and responsibly.

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