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Sabre Reviews

Updated 11 August 2014
Updated 11 August 2014
356 Reviews

3.3
356 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance; groups with good knowledge and great cultures (in 55 reviews)

  • Good place to work - many employees are able to work from home (in 49 reviews)


Cons
  • Very little regard for work-life balance overall and compensation is below market (in 22 reviews)

  • Work from home depends on manager and the team you are working in (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun environment at Sabre Holdings

    Cons

    Interesting industry to be in right now

  2.  

    Sabre a good company with family values

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

    Pros

    They value work life balance

    Cons

    There is little room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care for the people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Epitome of Corporate America

    • 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)

    Pros

    Offers a decent work/life balance and initial compensation is acceptable. Campus is aesthetic and friendly.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and politics run amok. Overzealous processes get in the way of delivering products timely -- simple changes take too long to implement. Compensation and training is stagnant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Touting ground-up change is one thing, doing it is another.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company with unclear goals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Account Management
    Current Employee - Principal Account Management

    Pros

    professional colleagues, lots of opportunities to learn business, competitive packages

    Cons

    not quite clear strategy, chances of restructuring without warning , missing proper feedback and support from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more focus on people's development and proper regular feedback and support; improve work/life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Terrible environment, great benefits (SabreSonic UY)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sabresonic Product Analyst  in  Montevideo (Uruguay)
    Former Employee - Sabresonic Product Analyst in Montevideo (Uruguay)

    Pros

    - Wages (USD currency in Uruguay)
    - Flexibility in work hours
    - Benefits related to health-care
    - Easy job, if you're willing to get past selfish workmates who don't want to teach you, then you can get some great experience.

    Cons

    - No work/life balance
    - Awful and unprofessional management
    - Management works on a friendship basis, if they like you you'd get the chance to grow, otherwise they hinder your growth. ZERO LEADERSHIP skills or people skills.
    - Overall I wouldn't work here unless I really needed to save money or gain experience to get a better job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The whole management team needs to get fired at the SabreSonic office in India and Montevideo. They need to restructure and hire new and better managers, team leads and supervisors. Once they have a new management, they have to establish clear and reasonable goals, motivate their employees. They need to establish a better office culture with respect and ethical behaviour (I had coworkers who dated each other, fought and broke the Sabre owned laptops; smoked marihuana in office premises, etc).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Sabre - could be better!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Kraków (Poland)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Kraków (Poland)

    Pros

    Work for GDS,
    Experience in travel industry,
    Chance to develop within industry

    Cons

    Not elastic (hard to get WFH and felxible working hours),
    Very poor pay-rise rate,
    Poor bonuses
    Working atmosphere

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of opportunity but poor culture and lots of politics

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

    Pros

    Fun/interesting work if you can find your niche area - and it's a big enough place with enough variety that you should be able to. Smart people, flexible hours, casual work environment, diverse organization, many travel opportunities. It's big enough you can usually find your niche, though it may take a while. Management is trying to move in the right direction. Great vacation package - love that they combine vacation and sick days into a general paid-time-off.

    Cons

    Culture - fear of failure, afraid to be transparent to leaders - people do what the new CTO says instead of telling why what she's doing is driving bad behaviors in the organization. Layoffs have made this even worse as people just say what their leaders want to hear. Siloed organization - incredible amount of local optimization/waste between marketing, dev, test, ops. Way too deep of management layers - leaders seem to think things get done through more management and meetings instead of focusing on building software better. Lots of politics to fight through. Vast majority of managers here manage "up" - not much thought on their people other than getting them to deliver. Although attempting to move in the right direction, management is pretty clueless on how to get there now. There's a huge focus now to measure everything but by the time the measures are put in place, they end up providing no value.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a massive culture change if you really want to transform the organization. The layers beneath you mostly tell you what they think you want to hear - they're afraid to tell you no. Leads to much many poor and costly decisions. Break up the siloes! Focus on the people that are delivering software instead of managers who are trying to impress you and build their empires.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Too much politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Kraków (Poland)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Kraków (Poland)

    Pros

    Skilled coworkers, good benefits, overtime is a very rare exception (judging from how many people stay late in the office). High standards office, laptop to take home. Whatever the problem, you will find experts on it.
    They do have interesting projects, just make sure where you go.

    Cons

    "Visibility" above productivity, politics affects everything.
    They have some projects without clearly set business plans, and some doomed to fail because of bad/no-longer-good-for-the-job architecture.
    On-calls.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great opportunity to learn the aviation technology industry

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

    Pros

    There are many avenues in which to continue to learn the aviation technology industry

    Cons

    Work-life balance and infighting amongst departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that people are the key success factor and thus constant Reduction in Force events should be avoided as often it is not the knowledge that is kept, but instead the earned salary that is the first target to reduce when considering RIFs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Working at Sabre

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

    Pros

    Amazing supportive people. Good benefits. Great PTO.

    Cons

    Treat their people like they can be replaced at any time. No job security with multiple random layoffs. Preach work/life balance but don't practice it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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