AirBnB vs LinkedIn (Senior Software Engineer)

Facebook YbCl28
Apr 26, 2018 30 Comments

I have an offer from the two companies. Here are the details
LinkedIn (Sunnyvale) — Base: 175k, Stocks: 300k, Sign on: 75k (Senior)
AirBnB (SF) — Base: 167k, Stocks: 420k, Sign on: 15k (L4)

I have 5 yoe.

I will prefer work life balance over anything else. I have heard that LinkedIn doesn’t have a stock refresher policy. AirBnB on the other hand has some $90k stock refreshers.

Really appreciate any help here in making a decision.

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  • Apple jvSQ82
    From Facebook you want to go to either of them? 😳
    Apr 26, 2018 4
    • Facebook YbCl28
      OP
      Yes! I didn’t like it much here.
      Apr 26, 2018
    • Facebook uoxriokbxz
      Tell me more
      Apr 26, 2018
    • Facebook YbCl28
      OP
      The way I see it, it wasn’t a good fit. Let’s leave it there.
      Apr 26, 2018
    • Apple jvSQ82
      How many years at Facebook ?
      Apr 26, 2018
  • Intuit dffghgcf
    Congratulations! Any pointers on Linkedin interview? I have mine scheduled this month. Thanks!
    Apr 26, 2018 5
    • Facebook YbCl28
      OP
      Leetcode :)
      Apr 26, 2018
    • Intuit dffghgcf
      Oh yes🙂 Leetcode medium/hard for phone interview? Do tagged questions help? Thanks again
      Apr 26, 2018
    • yes for phone screen
      Apr 26, 2018
    • Facebook YbCl28
      OP
      Elements of Programming Interview is a great book. If you have time I would definitely recommend going through the same. I was asked one question from this book for my Google and LinkedIn interview.
      Tagged questions help but not always. Good luck!
      Apr 26, 2018
    • Intuit dffghgcf
      Thank you both! I have a month to go, do you think it is a fair timeline? Ofcourse depending on how much I can stretch, but wanted to get a general sense..
      Apr 26, 2018
  • Facebook YbCl28
    OP
    5 yoe
    Apr 26, 2018 0
  • Airbnb / Eng doobeedoo
    negotiate with both of them. Airbnb should not be L4 with 5 yoe. try to get an L5 offer. that also means your refreshers will be larger and you can ask for a larger sign on.

    commuting from Sunnyvale is going to suck but that really depends on what you can stomach. wlb at Airbnb is pretty good, it's really up to you to choose a good team and push back on deadlines. we also have a KillerQueen machine which gets a lot of play time. we have many people from LinkedIn here, from those who I've talked to, they enjoy it here more but that is obviously biased.

    also we have a good vacation policy and provide 2k is Airbnb credits a year so you should make use of that and start doing some traveling.
    Apr 27, 2018 0
  • Uber EbonyLove
    U can get that Airbnb offer higher if they think you’re serious. I know seniors that got 180-200 and 700-850k eq but they also weren’t fishing in a shallow pond like LinkedIn.
    Apr 26, 2018 0
  • Airbnb
    NewAirFam

    Airbnb

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    NewAirFammore
    LinkedIn. We are far away from going public. Negotiate with linked in and join them.
    Apr 26, 2018 2
    • Google Ghbghbfgh
      How far?
      Apr 26, 2018
    • Airbnb
      NewAirFam

      Airbnb

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      NewAirFammore
      No one knows. We don't have a CFO now. So we need to first hire a CFO and then strategize going public. My gut feeling is mid 2020.
      Apr 26, 2018
  • LinkedIn Jeff2020
    What product do you like more? LI or AirBnB?
    Apr 26, 2018 2
    • Facebook YbCl28
      OP
      I have been using both the products, they are great. I will be inclined towards LI more since I use the app more frequently than AirBnB, partly because I don’t travel much #sigh
      Apr 26, 2018
    • Microsoft wfhome
      I think this is a good reason to join LI. I don’t use AirBnB because I found their prices to be higher than hotel prices the last time I checked. Good luck!
      Apr 26, 2018
  • Twitter bash312
    LinkedIn can give you more for senior. Ask for it.
    Apr 27, 2018 1
    • Zulily jghsaaj
      How much more ?
      May 18, 2018
  • Airbnb / Eng
    BurgerBoss

    Airbnb Eng

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    BurgerBossmore
    Airbnb’s wlb is not great, also L4 is not senior
    Apr 26, 2018 1
    • Uber EbonyLove
      Yea that’s an L4 offer
      Apr 26, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng Amazon.com
    If you care about WLB, definitely LinkedIn. I’ve heard AirBnB WLB is not so great
    Apr 26, 2018 1
    • Airbnb
      NewAirFam

      Airbnb

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      NewAirFammore
      Airbnb is great in wlb. I work like 4 hours a day. Not much challenging environment though.
      Apr 26, 2018
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    • Facebook YbCl28
      OP
      Sunnyvale
      Apr 26, 2018
  • Airbnb panbroke
    my wlb is okay, but if you have to commute from south bay, it’d suck
    Apr 27, 2018 0
  • LinkedIn uivp07
    LinkedIn def refreshes stocks. If you want WLB LinkedIn is great
    Apr 26, 2018 0
  • Uber Asdfger
    How many yoe?
    Apr 26, 2018 0