Sabre Reviews

Updated 27 August, 2014
Updated 27 August, 2014
364 Reviews

3.3
364 Reviews
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Sabre President and CEO Tom Klein
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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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  1.  

    A great experience and a lot of interesting people

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Sabre

    Pros

    The people are great and they give everyone a fair chance to succeed, they really care and want everyone to do well.

    Cons

    Would like to see more National work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
  2.  

    New Management, New Direction

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

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

    Pros

    In the past couple of years since I've joined, the company has made big changes in executive leadership (new CEO and new CTO). In that time, Sabre has also made big changes to the business (going public, moving Travelocity to Expedia's platform, attempting to sell lastminute.com). Internally, we are pushing to change the culture to be "one Sabre" and to drive innovation. Common topics: creating big data products, shifting to cloud architectures, focusing on world class user experiences. As a software developer, it feels pretty positive. You are definitely rewarded for pushing your product forward.

    Cons

    Culturally, there seems to be a lot of apathy. Technology seems to be about 5-10 years behind the best tech companies. For example, we're just now starting to investigate cloud architecture. If you're into mainstream technologies from 5 years ago, you're considered leading edge rebels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I love the new direction the company is going. Focusing on using modern technologies and valuing premium user experiences are great strategies for creating customer value.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent people, bad management

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People are wonderful, good benefits

    Cons

    Management tends to be a bit stuck in the '90s. Layoffs are terrifying. things go slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less structured. Have the ability for WFH. Offer more benefits to attract a younger employer base.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company, great job.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sabre

    Pros

    Cool industry (travel), fun & smart colleagues. Plenty of HR and training available. Strong healthy benefits and plenty of travel opportunities if you are on the business side.

    Cons

    Large organization leads to processes, complexity. Can be top-heavy at times... especially post-IPO.

  6.  

    Good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contributor Business Analyst  in  Southlake, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Contributor Business Analyst in Southlake, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Good career growth. Travel options.

    Cons

    Frequent Layoffs. Career restricted to travel industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No frequent layoffs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Tehnology

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

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

    Pros

    Great visionary leaders. Great teachnology.

    Cons

    None. Great company to work for with great people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic place to work

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

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

    Pros

    - Friendly and open culture
    - Supports community involvement
    - Lots of opportunity to move within the company and get exposure to different areas

    Cons

    - Timeline from idea conception to development and implementation can be lengthy
    - Horizontal movement can take quite a bit of time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should consider ways to promote and enable more horizontal movement within the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Software engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sabre

    Pros

    very nice, friendly, nice projects, great salary

    Cons

    compensation, work-life ballance, office culture, abc, sda

  10.  

    Director

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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 full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Love the travel domain. Diverse culture and great opportunities available to work on a broad set of technologies

    Cons

    compensation not very competitive - esp for long tenure employees. every organization seems to pushing their own agenda

  11.  

    Diamond in the rough

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing  in  Southlake, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing in Southlake, TX (US)

    I have been working at Sabre full-time

    Pros

    Great collaborative environment. Very impressive team with incredible energy. New CEO has initiated much-needed upgrades across much of the senior management team, which is bringing strategic focus, operational rigor and great optimism for continued growth and success. Sabre provides mission-critical support to customers in the airline, travel and hotel industries. This creates exciting job opportunities across the board, especially in product development, marketing and sales roles, but many of the corporate function jobs are very engaged with customers as well.

    Cons

    Need more and better internal communications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Current changes are very welcomed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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