Sabre

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Sabre Reviews

Updated 28 January 2015
Updated 28 January 2015
401 Reviews
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401 Reviews
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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. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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
  3.  

    Good company to work with

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Work from home flexibility

    Cons

    Top management changes frequently recently

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Sabre Overview

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging Projects, Decent Benefits, Work from home,

    Cons

    Work hours can be long.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Was a great company.

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

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

    Pros

    The people is the main reason that makes this place and why I have remained so many years. The Work From Home can be a benefit assuming you have a Manager that allows it.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Promotions are based on how well you can promote yourself via a PowerPoint and networking and stop being about your actual accomplishments. Company feels that more Project Managers is what we need when we need people that do actual real work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people that can help getting the work done and not those who only track and report. The backbone of the company is feed up and your are losing good people everyday.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

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

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    • 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
  8.  

    Talent retention

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    • 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

    Pros

    Work life balance is great. Nice cafeteria with organic locally grown selection.

    Cons

    Lower than market salary. No growth opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on talent retention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not good at all.

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

    I worked at Sabre

    Pros

    Pay was competive. Decent pay

    Cons

    Management was ridiculous. Will fire you for any little slip up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get organized.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice Place to start career with but not recommended for long term

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contributor Operations Research in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Contributor Operations Research in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    1. Flexible Environment
    2. Good and smart people but not in all team
    3. In the starting work is good
    4. Lot of travel opportunity

    Cons

    1. Managements seems to be confused, no clear goals and directions in which they want to take company. Plan is drawn every year but not followed
    2. Some people have been there for too long and they dont deserve to be there
    3. Over promising by sales, marketing make life hell for the actual guys who are working
    4. Not lot of scope to grow in terms of technical skill
    5. Salaries are below market level and have to really coerce them with an offer from other company to get good hike or promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in people and product and not in marketing. Make culture to be bottom to top where ideas can flow form bottom to top

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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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