Sabre

  www.sabre.com
  www.sabre.com

Sabre Reviews

Updated 13 December 2014
Updated 13 December 2014
391 Reviews
3.3
391 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Sabre President and CEO Tom Klein
Tom Klein
96 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Managers don't pressurize employees unnecessarily; they respect your work-life balance (in 62 reviews)

  • Flexible work from home policy but hear that it might be changing soon (in 54 reviews)


Cons
  • Very little regard for work-life balance overall and compensation is below market (in 27 reviews)

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

More Highlights

120 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Promotions are given only when you threaten to leave

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Software Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at Sabre

    Pros

    Semi-flexible working arrangements means working from home is acceptable. Lots of travel involved to some really cool places (although recent cost cutting is slowing that down). Decent bonuses each year (usually between 5-10%). 5 weeks holiday in the UK is standard. Lower level bosses and directors are usually easy-going and understanding.

    Cons

    The workloads can really stretch you. The reward for completing work is more workload. There are people in the company who don't carry their weight, creating more work for everybody else and they aren't even disciplined. They are just left to themselves. The lay-offs affect the company globally meaning everybody has to suddenly do more than one or two positions at once.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Marketing department is a useless, expensive and elitist waste of time. They have most of the influence over product development but know nothing about what the customers are needing because they never see them. Something has to change.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company, but going through painful changes.....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company for the most part - implementing new talent management philosophy that is a good direction.

    Cons

    Layoffs annually - difficult environment. Some mixed direction to the mature business (Grow, but do it with less resources)
    Many new leaders, lots of longtime employees leaving or being nudged out.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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.

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Irregular

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Montevideo (Uruguay)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Montevideo (Uruguay)

    I have been working at Sabre full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, great benefits.

    Cons

    work life balance and not hable to work from home

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    very interesting and growing industry

    • 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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    very collaborative environment and strong team work

    Cons

    new leadership has changed the culture of the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company

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

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

    Pros

    Technology if you are interested in that. And the environment for better working including friendly people. I believe the people are happy here most of the time in comparison to some of my other companies before

    Cons

    Pay and bonus are not great. While many companies do a better pay or better bonus - here both are not that great. Yearly reviews and salary raise are not something that can be said even on percentage basis

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Just another work place - not innovative

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

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

    Pros

    a few smart people.

    A nice work from home policy which allows employees to work from home once a week (depends on the manager).

    Pay and benefits are good

    Location is a plus

    Cons

    Middle management lacks direction and often turns out to be just paper pushers.

    Work life balance for people who work in geographically dispersed teams is really bad despite the nice work from home policy

    Sabre doesn't like to innovate or invest money on new technology. Many of their products are 25 to 30 years old and they don't really invest money into making them any better. While this might be a informed and intelligent business decision, its an extremely unattractive prospect for technology folks. A lot of folks has been around for several decades and are unwilling to change or innovate in any manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Geographically spread out teams (especially when time gap is over 12 hours) might not be saving you any money. Communication with in such teams is very hard which in turn results in a huge productivity drop. If the teams were co-located making independent decisions, you might see a productivity boost.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people to work with but have no clear direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work that relates to solving tough problems for the travel industry. Flexible work from home policy but hear that it might be changing soon.

    Cons

    Outdated technology with no plans of investing back in the business. Really good opportunity for startups to build and compete

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower and drive decision making to lower levels by providing high level of guidance of where company needs to go

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Work at Sabre? Share Your Experiences

Sabre

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.