Sabre Reviews

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  1. c++ interview

    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer

    I have been working at Sabre

    Pros

    Interview schedules on time . good response from hr...................................................................................

    Cons

    requirment is not clear and they said java, c++, unix and oracle.. simply they gave 15 objective questions . But answers are not clear..

    Advice to Management

    Written test answers are not clear.. better to take face to face interview for senior associates.

  2. Helpful (1)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contributor Operations Research in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Contributor Operations Research in Bangalore

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

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

    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 Management

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

  3. Helpful (1)

    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 a year)

    Pros

    Work from home
    good compensation
    time flexibility

    Cons

    no career growth and not planned properly

    Advice to Management

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  5. Helpful (1)

    NOT A GOOD PLACE TO WORK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    flexi work env, nice vsisbilty

    Cons

    versatile business losses , bad managemt

    Advice to Management

    need to improve a lot

  6. Helpful (1)

    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 a 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,)

  7. Helpful (2)

    Good solutions, poor execution

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

    - 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

  8. Helpful (4)

    No Technical Growth at all

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Java Lead in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Java Lead in Bangalore

    I have been working at Sabre

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  9. Director Software Development - BI / Analytics

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Too many changes at Senior management level

    Cons

    Fantastic team of experts providing technology solutions for travel domain

  10. One of the Worst Work-Life Balance. Company has very good projects and opportunities to work on but no team alignment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Southlake, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Southlake, TX (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Provides Fantastic Compensation with generous benefits including a standard 401K match upto 6% ($ to $ Match) of your basic salary.

    Cons

    Working under Pressure expected on almost routine basis. Lack of alignment between cross-teams. Lot of team members have Ego problems and Back-Biting business is routine here. No value from upper management for the work done during your tenure. HR sucks too. No HR professional provides proper answers to your queries. At most I would say a transition company in your career which you can be at to learn some new technologies and skillsets and then move on to a better opportunity after spending some time here.

    Advice to Management

    Respect the integrity of your employees ad treat them fairly. Understand that at any given time, whenever an employee quits or leaves your company, he/she does not lose a good opportunity. Instead you are losing a good asset and in turn inviting trouble to hire new talent which may or may not turn out to be as good or experienced to work under the already worse Pressure situations persisting in your company.

    Advice to HR & Some of the Trouble Makes: Keep your Ego at your home when you come to office. No one cares (Not at-least me) whatsoever when it comes to finding a new opportunity after moving on from your company.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Was a great company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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