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Sabre Reviews

Updated 22 April 2015
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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. Helpful (2)

    I really enjoyed working at Sabre as a regional Finance Director - a great business with a fantastic team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Finance in London, England
    Current Employee - Director, Finance in London, England

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, smart, collaborative, successful business, supportive and positive culture, strong drive to succeed, win and grow the business. I felt my work was appreciated and valued, and felt I could make a real impact on the business.

    Cons

    Some controls are over-centralized at times , which can slow things down on occasion, and pay outside of the US can be 10 -20% below the local market norms for high quality finance professionals.

    Advice to Management

    Empower the regional teams a bit more, but otherwise a very well run, excellent business.

  2. Helpful (4)

    Promotions are given only when you threaten to leave

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Software Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at Sabre

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  3. Sabre is an excellent place to work.

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

    I have been working at Sabre full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Positive environment, fair compensation plan, on-site doctor's office, on-site cafeteria, on-site gym, beautiful campus, covered parking, flexible schedule, work from home regularly, room for both upward and lateral job movement to prevent burn out

    Cons

    Location is not central to most people. Upper executives are somewhat disconnected from some of the more modern groups. Employment structure inside groups is rather flat limiting promotion opportunities without changing groups.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on employee recognition and make sure that the compensation plans increase as experience is gained. This will prevent people from leaving for other companies.

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  5. Sabre Holdings

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sabre

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Diversified projects, many technologies used. You can take easily leadership over projects and feel responsible.

    Cons

    decision processes suck. And I have been "reduced" after 8 years of service while having excellent performance records and huge experience in area I was dealing with...

  6. Sr Account Director

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sabre full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great company, great people! excellent learning opportunities, good growth potential

    Cons

    lots of competition for jobs and positions but that's to be expected with the large number of top-notch employees

  7. QA supervisor

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sabre full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - growth opportunities
    - great atmosphere

    Cons

    - lots of politics
    - low integrity among upper management

  8. good company

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

    I have been working at Sabre

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    worklife balance is good, very good company

    Cons

    layoff happened and IJP considering

    Advice to Management

    Consider IJP

  9. Business Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sabre

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Friendly environment

    Cons

    Slow growth. Some level of politics

    Advice to Management

    Encourage high performancers

  10. is not the best of times to work for sabre

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits, some business units have an interesting infrastructure size

    Cons

    old, slow moving, uninteresting technical challenges

    Advice to Management

    review your change management policies, you can not compete if you can not innovate

  11. Project Manager

    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Work Arrangement
    On-Site Gym
    Facilities well kept
    Divisions managed differently; therefore, it is possible to acquire same role under other leadership and have a better experience.

    Cons

    Plenty of managers, very few leaders.
    Employees aren't valued
    PMO within specific division is not valued
    Great teams, poor leadership. Lacks vision

    Advice to Management

    Get to know the people that work for you. Listening to what your directs tell you may not be accurate. Take a moment to walk around and better understand how critical decisions are being made and how they are negatively impacting the organization.

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