Sabre Reviews

Updated 20 October 2014
Updated 20 October 2014
371 Reviews
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Pros
  • Very good work/life balance with all the benefits of remote work (in 59 reviews)

  • Flexible work from home policy but hear that it might be changing soon (in 53 reviews)


Cons
  • Very little regard for work-life balance overall and compensation is below market (in 25 reviews)

  • Sabre was not flexible in terms of working options, for instance work from home (in 8 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development in Bangalore

    I worked at Sabre full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work from home
    good compensation
    time flexibility

    Cons

    no career growth and not planned properly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    NOT A GOOD PLACE TO WORK

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contributor in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Contributor in Bangalore

    I have been working at Sabre full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    flexi work env, nice vsisbilty

    Cons

    versatile business losses , bad managemt

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to improve a lot

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall average place to work

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

    I worked at Sabre full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Stable company.... Can do better.

    Cons

    1. No proper data management tools.
    2. Needs to invest on Office Infrastructure. (Unhygienic washrooms , dirty carpets at EC office,)

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good solutions, poor execution

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

    I have been working at Sabre full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pros:

    - Great people to work with - airline industry veterans, well qualified employees

    - Interesting products - Sabre has a broad suite of solutions catering to the airline industry
    Most of the products solve hard problems and hence it's very good work for employees looking for intellectually stimulating work

    - Flexible work culture

    Cons

    Cons:

    - No visibility in terms of career progression in the bangalore office. "
    Why should I stay in Sabre Bangalore for 5 years?" - that question is not answered. Many people stick around for 2-3 years, gain good experience and get out

    - Job titles are evolving as the company grows - please negotiate your designation properly,

    The career progression is typically very slow here compared to other companies. So the mapping between old job title and new job title is invariably a disappointment to many new joinees

    - Sabre hires pretty smart people who do contribute well to the business, but when it comes to time or appraisal time, "we haven't met our results" and so you are getting squat

    - Poor project management practices - You can be pretty sure the first deadline is not met, mostly because an unrealistic deadline was set without thinking about resource availability

    - Lots of attrition, so there are a number of new managers who themselves don't know company policies too well

    - Lots of travel but no stipend or per diem, just expense based on actuals

    - While Sabre has a number of solutions, not all the solutions are "customer ready" but are still rolled out anyway, bugs and all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Management is more reactive than pro active. When a customer gets really angry, all resources are thrown at the customer and once that dies, focus is shifted to the next customer who is angry. No systematic approach to customer management.

    This could be an outcome of heavy attrition which brings me to point 2

    - Sabre hires really smart people with transferable skills. Yet, bonus is practically non existent, pay hikes in line with inflation and no money when traveling. How exactly do you hope to retain and motivate talent?

    - Take a honest look at all your products. Ruthlessly cut out the crappy and buggy ones. Customer does not know internal divisions, so if one product from one group is buggy, customer is extremely worried about another unrelated product

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    No Technical Growth at all

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Java Lead in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Java Lead in Bangalore

    I have been working at Sabre

    Pros

    It has very good work life balance
    Salary is good - above average
    Financially company is very strong
    Work culture is very open

    Cons

    The work is mostly support type
    There is too much free time and people get into comfort zone
    Not much interaction with managers at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better to set the expectation with a candidate at the time of interview

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Challenging Work Environment with Flexible Work Arrangements

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PGM in Southlake, TX (US)
    Former Employee - PGM in Southlake, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Challenging projects, flexible work arrangements, fast moving pace. Some good leaders in the pack. These bright points gives you some hope for the future.

    Cons

    Regular layoffs, aggressive work environment, tolerates bad behavior when it comes from senior leaders. This is causing a general uneasiness under employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start cleaning from the top when laying off. Hold senior leaders accountable. Change the cut throat environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very poor management

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

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

    Pros

    Telecommuting options are sometimes available.

    Cons

    poor leadership results in ineffective teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train leaders and build functional teams

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Position was outsourced

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Southlake, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Southlake, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    My first manager was fantastic. Hands off, not micromanaging and knew that her team knew their jobs and let them do them. Great WFH policy.

    Cons

    Then I was reorg'ed to a new manager. This manager chose to outsource my position to the Sabre office in Uruguay. This transition was degrading and insulting. I was given six months notice of the layoff and offered a great compensation package but with one restriction. I was forced to train my replacement two weeks before my departure. If I refused, there would be no compensation. The new manager had the audacity to invite me to the team lunch "Welcoming" my replacement to the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Outsourcing isn't always the answer to everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Safe place but with matrix structure where responsibility fades

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Supervisor in Kraków (Poland)
    Current Employee - Software Development Supervisor in Kraków (Poland)

    I have been working at Sabre full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    For a long time stable place to work in. Very good work/life balance with all the benefits of remote work.

    Cons

    Currently with all changes decisions are taken a away from the places they should be taken.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more responsibility to lower level of management and reduce the matrix organisation. Better utilize multiple development centers by concentrating development teams in only one location .

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

    Technology is very outdated. Innovation is not happening quick enough to keep customers and employees happy.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southlake, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southlake, TX (US)

    I worked at Sabre full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility with schedule. Good benefits. The Southlake campus is nice. The travel industry is very dynamic and the work is interesting.

    Cons

    Too many project managers and disparate systems and processes. Teams are in silos and have their own agendas. Collaboration isn't encouraged. Customers are not happy. Technology is very outdated, and it takes way too long to get anything built.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring project managers to run reports. Start listening to your customers and innovate! Employee retention is an issue!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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