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Decent.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Southlake, TX (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southlake, TX (US)

I have been working at Sabre full-time for more than a year

Pros

Good benefits.
You can work from home in most departments.
Fun employee activities.
Nice Cafeteria.
Great headquarters facility.
Charity work.
Starbucks onsite.
Casual dress code.

Cons

Flex space. If you don't get there early, you might not have a place to work. Very few individuals have assigned cubicles.
Parking. If you don't arrive by 9am, you might have to park on the street.
Middle management sucks. There are a lot of supervisors/middle management who have made their way into a management role just by working there forever and finally being promoted. Many aren't qualified and have terrible people skills. It feels like high school all over again.
Location. Southlake is a long commute. There isn't affordable housing nearby and the traffic in Southlake can be unbearable.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Sabre

  1.  

    Not for Technical Minded People

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

    I have been working at Sabre full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They might let you work from home sometimes
    Lot's of events if you are in Southlake.

    Cons

    Really not the best place for technically minded people. The business side likes to use lot of buzzwords and have a general overview that developers are a commodity. There is also a lot technical people in charge from when Mainframes ruled the earth.

    This results in lots of offshoring and badly designed systems. If you really like working on systems like it still the late 80's then you will love this place.

    It actually quite shocking how little people in key positions know. One positive thing is missing release dates are the norm so you really don't have to work very hard.

    Sabre actually works like a bunch of very small businesses this results in lots of duplication and products looking like they came from two different companies.

    Also sometimes who you report too just simply do not make sense like US developers having offshore developers as managers.

    Requirements from marketing are a joke and change on a daily basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire an outside firm to go in and cut the dead weight and leave nothing sacred. Also remember you get what you pay you best developers are leaving faster then you can hire them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Hospitality unit in rapid growth mode. Most work groups stretched to the max with heavy workloads.

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

    I have been working at Sabre full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company as a whole is good place to work. Products are cutting edge. Southlake campus is nice place to work. Work from home encouraged.

    Cons

    Hospitality unit is in constant flux with pettiness, backbiting, and internal arrogance. Last few years have seen multiple reorgs in this unit. Several Hospitality execs bring their egos to work each day. Noticeably there is talent leaving this group, or will soon. Work/life balance is just lip service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO Sam G. should ensure Sabre culture is realigned for this group.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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