Sabre Reviews

Updated 20 September 2014
Updated 20 September 2014
371 Reviews
3.3
371 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good work/life balance with all the benefits of remote work (in 59 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)

  • Sabre was not flexible in terms of working options, for instance work from home (in 8 reviews)

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  1. 3 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. 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
  3. 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
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  5. 1 person 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
  6. 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
  7. 2 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
  8.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sabre

    Pros

    Fun environment at Sabre Holdings

    Cons

    Interesting industry to be in right now

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

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

    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
  10.  

    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)

    I have been working at Sabre full-time

    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
  11.  

    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

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

    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

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