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Sabre Reviews

Updated 15 November 2014
Updated 15 November 2014
382 Reviews
3.3
382 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good work/life balance with all the benefits of remote work (in 60 reviews)

  • Flexible work from home policy but hear that it might be changing soon (in 53 reviews)


Cons
  • Very little regard for work-life balance overall and compensation is below market (in 25 reviews)

  • Work from home depends on manager and the team you are working in (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to get good airline industry experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager, Delivery and Consulting in Southlake, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Manager, Delivery and Consulting in Southlake, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Dynamic environment, scope to learn and grow at a fast pace

    Cons

    Maintaining work life balance can be challenging at times

    Recommends
  2.  

    Great work culture

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere.
    Managers don't pressurize employees unnecessarily; they respect your work-life balance.
    Good salary.
    It's not all about pleasing the customers. Employees matter.
    Good time off and work from home policies.

    Cons

    Heavy bureaucracy - difficult to get what you need.
    Blanket policies from senior executives stymie and frustrate you.
    Very slow pace of product development - it can take years to perform a single product enhancement.
    Little or no innovation, in spite of explicitly stated company vision and values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have to invest time and resources in order to innovate and do new things, or do things more efficiently. The current short term oriented thinking means that nothing changes and things will never more any faster or products get any better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Expect some travel

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

    I have been working at Sabre full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    IT company with clients all over the world. You will have a couple of business trips per year at least.

    Cons

    Teams dispersed all over the world makes it difficult sometimes to coordinate priorities.

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

    Low Salary

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sabre

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn new technologies

    Cons

    Low salary, long working hours.

  6.  

    Great place for family guys

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

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

    Pros

    1. Possibility to change role or team once a year.
    2. Multinational teams.
    3. Flexible working hours.
    4. Ability to work remotely from home.
    5. Excellent healthcare programme.
    6. Social benefits and family events.
    7. Office location and city panorama from the window.
    8. Showers in the office (great for cyclists, joggers, etc.)

    Cons

    1. Global lay offs spoiled company image - harder to hire good employees now.
    2. Lack of responsibility and faith in success due to overgrown teams and complicated organization.
    3. Notorious bureaucracy leaving little time for actual work (administrative tasks, invaluable meetings, etc.)
    4. Infrastructural issues continue to delay work (e.g. corporate proxy, network connectivity in data centers, outsourced resource management).
    5. Shortage of desks for employees (must rotate seats).
    6. Brainwashing through propaganda posters and stickers all over the place as well as frequent all hands.
    7. Hypocrisy of managers, artificially boosting ratings (e.g. pilot teams for Agile transformation were already transformed but chosen specifically to look good on paper).
    8. Some managers care more about showing off in front of their bosses rather than company interest.
    9. The process for setting yearly goals by an employee is completely detached from reality.
    10. Hermetic and slow in terms of taking up on the latest technology.
    11. The work becomes boring and not challenging anymore after a while.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk less, do more. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    13 months (2012-2013)

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

    I worked at Sabre full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    interesting job profile, work culture, interesting technologies and possibility to grow your skill set

    Cons

    mechanism of promotion not too clear, sometimes job titles not really reflecting the reality

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Could be a great company to work for

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

    I worked at Sabre full-time

    Pros

    Industry is interesting, overall culture is good, vacation is great

    Cons

    No work/life balance, raises are minimal, pay is not great, VERY high turnover in finance at senior levels and below, some work can be very boring, lots of layoffs in the business units. MBAs will make almost twice as much for a role that is the same or even easier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sabre wants to build extraordinary teams but doesn't want to pay money for these extraordinary teams and is always trying to save on salaries. That will never work.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Hard to advance manager

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

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

    Pros

    work/life balance (most times) and people

    Cons

    exec mgmt can't make up minds on how things will be so everyone seems to be in a constant state of guessing what or how processes will be done.
    driving distance from home

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make decisions on how the company will be run in the different business units, use them for some time before adding new twists and turns.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing industry to be a part of-- hi Tech and Travel!

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

    I have been working at Sabre full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people are great, flexible work hours, a great campus with a casual environment and its nice to be a part of a company that's so customer focused

    Cons

    Agreed with what others have said about not being paid a competitive salary initially

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sabre

    Pros

    Good perks, work life balance

    Cons

    Layoffs, not the most advanced

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