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Sabre Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
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3.3 338 reviews

46% Approve of the CEO

Sabre President and CEO Tom Klein

Tom Klein

(76 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance; groups with good knowledge and great cultures (in 55 reviews)

  • Good place to work - many employees are able to work from home (in 49 reviews)


Cons
  • Very little regard for work-life balance overall and compensation is below market (in 22 reviews)

  • Work from home depends on manager and the team you are working in (in 6 reviews)

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    Sabre - could be better!

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Kraków (Poland)

    ProsWork for GDS,
    Experience in travel industry,
    Chance to develop within industry

    ConsNot elastic (hard to get WFH and felxible working hours),
    Very poor pay-rise rate,
    Poor bonuses
    Working atmosphere

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lots of opportunity but poor culture and lots of politics

    Software Principal (Current Employee) Southlake, TX (US)

    ProsFun/interesting work if you can find your niche area - and it's a big enough place with enough variety that you should be able to. Smart people, flexible hours, casual work environment, diverse organization, many travel opportunities. It's big enough you can usually find your niche, though it may take a while. Management is trying to move in the right direction. Great vacation package - love that they combine vacation and sick days into a general paid-time-off.

    ConsCulture - fear of failure, afraid to be transparent to leaders - people do what the new CTO says instead of telling why what she's doing is driving bad behaviors in the organization. Layoffs have made this even worse as people just say what their leaders want to hear. Siloed organization - incredible amount of local optimization/waste between marketing, dev, test, ops. Way too deep of management layers - leaders seem to think things get done through more management and meetings instead of focusing on building software better. Lots of politics to fight through. Vast majority of managers here manage "up" - not much thought on their people other than getting them to deliver. Although attempting to move in the right direction, management is pretty clueless on how to get there now. There's a huge focus now to measure everything but by the time the measures are put in place, they end up providing no value.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed a massive culture change if you really want to transform the organization. The layers beneath you mostly tell you what they think you want to hear - they're afraid to tell you no. Leads to much many poor and costly decisions. Break up the siloes! Focus on the people that are delivering software instead of managers who are trying to impress you and build their empires.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Too much politics

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Kraków (Poland)

    ProsSkilled coworkers, good benefits, overtime is a very rare exception (judging from how many people stay late in the office). High standards office, laptop to take home. Whatever the problem, you will find experts on it.
    They do have interesting projects, just make sure where you go.

    Cons"Visibility" above productivity, politics affects everything.
    They have some projects without clearly set business plans, and some doomed to fail because of bad/no-longer-good-for-the-job architecture.
    On-calls.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great opportunity to learn the aviation technology industry

    Principal Product (Former Employee) Southlake, TX (US)

    ProsThere are many avenues in which to continue to learn the aviation technology industry

    ConsWork-life balance and infighting amongst departments

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand that people are the key success factor and thus constant Reduction in Force events should be avoided as often it is not the knowledge that is kept, but instead the earned salary that is the first target to reduce when considering RIFs.

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

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    Working at Sabre

    Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee) Southlake, TX (US)

    ProsAmazing supportive people. Good benefits. Great PTO.

    ConsTreat their people like they can be replaced at any time. No job security with multiple random layoffs. Preach work/life balance but don't practice it.

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

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    drowning in bureaucracy

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Montevideo (Uruguay)

    Proscompetitive pay, well established company leader in its market, good office atmosphere

    ConsLack of proper coordination between different different groups; drastically uneven quality of middle management, absurd contractual dependencies on IT vendor (HP) which makes simple tasks an endless trudge through bureaucracy and astoundingly outdated software tools for a technology company. There is currently close to zero investment in training employees beyond their immediate duties, and very little on new technologies, making growth opportunities increasingly scarcer

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    Casual atmosphere, good work/life balance

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCampus is clean and well-located. Good work-life balance; most people allowed to work from home once a week and can make arrangements around kids' schedules.

    Cons2nd round of layoffs in 3 years. New costly products/features are implemented but often without ROI. Becoming an electronic sweatshop.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPerform adequate market analysis so there is ROI. Then won't need to have so many layoffs/reorgs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good product company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible timings, worklife balance, technology orieneted

    ConsAverage pay, bonuses very less

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    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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    its all about the sale

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

    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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