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Sabre Reviews

Updated 24 January 2015
Updated 24 January 2015
400 Reviews
3.3
400 Reviews
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Sabre President and CEO Tom Klein
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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)

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  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.  

    Ok, but feels like several small companies not one big one.

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

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

    Pros

    People are good, 401K is good, PTO better than most. Lots of opportunities to work with global customers and some interesting new products.

    Cons

    Some projects can be very stressful, the product lifecycle doesn't seem to be incorporated into delivery very well, focus on completing the product rather than what needs to be done to actually deliver it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a more holistic view of the company so that all the departments are on the same page.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Rewarding

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

    I worked at Sabre

    Pros

    Diversity and keen of developing employees through new challenges, promotion and training

    Cons

    Matrix of Reporting was confusing when it came to performance review

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work. Salaries ok.

    • 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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance.
    Some projects use latest technologies.
    Decent benefits.
    Excellent people.

    Cons

    No annual salary increases.
    Bureaucratic.
    Too many executive management changes recently means not much clarity on way forward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote meritocracy.
    Leverage experience of people who have been there for a while rather than shooing them aside.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    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.

  8.  

    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 a 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
  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  

    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
  11. 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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