Sabre
3.3 of 5 298 reviews
www.sabre.com Southlake, TX 5000+ Employees

Sabre Reviews

Updated Apr 08, 2014
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3.3 298 reviews

                             

43% Approve of the CEO

Sabre President and CEO Tom Klein

Tom Klein

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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its all about the sale

Contributor Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Southlake, TX (US)

I have been working at Sabre full-time for more than a year

ProsCampus is nice and in a great location, pretty flexible work environment- they let most teams work from home around once a week, or when kids school breaks are happening.

Consa lot of talk about how important the employees are, but its all talk. treatment of resources is not what I was expecting. middle management is highly over promoted and majority of them have no idea how to provide guidance to their direct reports. And whats worse is they just keep getting promoted up, instead of execs taking time to actually look outside the company for someone with the adequate skill set. Pay is decent, but raises are only possible if you make a department move! Just because you have a good year or get a title promotion doesn't mean you should expect a monetary reward...which sucks!!

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease don't take a management position unless you are committed to supporting your team! Engagement and morale are very low right now and mismanaging your teams' engagement is not going to help.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Stressful but Supportive Culture

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I have been working at Sabre full-time for more than a year

ProsFlexible work from home policy, decent vacation time (3.5 weeks), managers generally support my growth in the company, coworkers support each other

Consstressful day-to-day, little training, so much to do all the time and it is expected to work late and weekends, culture of just putting your head down and working, lack of organization coming from upper level management, lack of resources, lower salary than standard

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Southlake, TX (US)

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

Pros- Collaborative team environment
- Nice "green" campus - cafeteria, coffee shop, ATM, onsite small gym
- Many community volunteer opportunities

Cons- Negotiate salary wisely - raises are few and small
- Numerous layoffs through the years
- Deliveries are committed to customers without reviewing commitments with delivery teams, thus many long hours for the development teams, project after project

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Moving to the right direction

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Southlake, TX (US)

I worked at Sabre full-time for more than a year

ProsWork/life balance; groups with good knowledge and great cultures

ConsNot energetic, lack of innovation.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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People Make the Difference

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Sabre for more than 8 years

ProsIncredibly talented and passionate workforce who know the travel business well. You get the chance to make a difference and build amazing relationships with dynamic customers and colleagues throughout the world. Benefits and pay above average

ConsExecutive turnover, constantly shifting priorities, layoffs a way of life which distracts and makes productivity a challenge, poor overcrowded work environment at headquarters

Advice to Senior ManagementLess focus on IPO and reducing costs short term and more vision for the future.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Enjoyed customers and co-workers, but dissatisfied with upper management and disrespect for employees.

Senior Project Manager (Former Employee)
Southlake, TX (US)

I worked at Sabre full-time for more than 10 years

ProsI have visited many countries on business and am grateful for the opportunities. They have good benefits.

ConsThe work-life balance is awful! Management expects you to be available to work anytime you're needed. No compensation for working weekends/evenings so traveling over multiple weekends. Management is not supportive of their employees. There is little to no positive feedback given.

Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate your employees and support them in their growth in the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Opportunity to work in various areas of a large company.

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX (US)

I worked at Sabre full-time for more than 10 years

ProsVariety in work, access to all levels of management

ConsVery little regard for work-life balance overall and compensation is below market.

Advice to Senior Managementopen the avenues of communication with employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Senior developer working since 3 years

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood Pay Package
Flexible working hours.

ConsWork from home depends on manager and the team you are working in.
Growth is almost nil.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove all products. Some products have very boring UI.

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Lost Heart and Soul

Principal (Current Employee)
Southlake, TX (US)

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

ProsThe airline industry is a fascinating place to be; exciting and always changing.

ConsSome of the new execs are rigid in their work/life balance policies. Layoffs have started again. Not enough space in the offices, not enough parking. Airline knowledge is not valued like it used to be. Too much focus on marketing and less on product quality.

Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to basics - recognize and reward talent that have stuck with the company through thick and thin and have the airline knowledge.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Going through a lot (neccessary) change

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Sabre full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat colleagues, good salary, exciting industry (travel!), international work environment

ConsNo real team feeling, a lot of top-down decisions without involving the employees, old school management style in many areas, fear of job losses in many areas, too complicated organizational structure, bad onboarding for new employees, still not understanding the local markets outside the US and UK.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen more closesly to local market needs. Better involve employees in decisions or at least better explain decisions. Allow less work from home - this does not help to build a good team feeling. Less management by fear and pressure. One size does NOT suit all - especially not in Europe.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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