Airbnb L6 offer evaluation (updated)

Box NPjN02
May 31 84 Comments

Update:
Got a new offer from Airbnb, it’s pretty high.

TC including refreshers:

1st year: $700K
2nd year: $700K
3rd year: $765k
4th year:$830k

Breakup:
Base : $255 + 25% target bonus
RSU: 1.25M over 4 years
Sign On: 65k
Refresher: $260k each year if meet expectation

Thinking of accepting this IC offer although like the work/culture of the management role at the unicorn but the its money part is at higher risk. Have seen some bad reviews of Airbnb culture and WLB on Glassdoor. Any reason to not got to Airbnb?

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Edit: 6 years of experience.

Got this offer from Airbnb (L6).

Base : $255 + 25% target bonus
RSU: 1.1m over 4 years (current price $126.59)
30k Sign on

Have other offers in TC range of $600K from Google and another unicorn with $100k sign on. Airbnb recruiter says this is the max he can get. He said they can’t match the sign on. I feel like Airbnb can/should go higher than this. Thoughts? Anyone from Airbnb here? Why should I join Airbnb and why I shouldn’t?

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TOP 84 Comments
  • Glassdoor hdp
    1.1M is what interns make at Airbnb.
    "I feel like Airbnb can go higher" tell them to come back when they have a real offer πŸ˜‚
    May 31 2
    • Box NPjN02
      OP
      Is it really true though? Have seen l5s which is less than 1m.
      May 31
    • Glassdoor dave7
      No dude, I was obviously joking. It's a good offer and a lot of money
      May 31
  • New ewTc57
    Pretty good TC but sign on is low. Airbnb is not known to give high sign on but i was able to do more for L5.
    Jun 14 17
    • Microsoft
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      I'm not including sign on bonus (45k) in my TC.
      Jun 14
    • New ewTc57
      Without sign on
      Jun 14
    • Amazon RS1009
      What's the break up for 520k and 550k? I have E5 Airbnb offer with 210/600k/20% = 400k excluding signon + refreshers. This is after multiple round of negotiations. Signon 25k after negotiations.
      Jun 14
    • Microsoft
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      E5 at where though?
      Jun 14
    • Amazon RS1009
      Airbnb
      Jun 14
  • Airbnb gyhvv
    This offer is insane. Just take it, the company is great
    Aug 4 5
    • Box NPjN02
      OP
      Ended up declining, a very hard decision. Joined the unicorn and ignored the money for now. Airbnb said the offer is valid for a year, so can go back if things didn’t go as expected.
      Aug 4
    • Airbnb gyhvv
      Fair enough, best of luck!
      Aug 4
    • Uber codesnot
      just curious, what unicorn is that - robinhood?
      Aug 5
    • Stripe
      Aug 5
    • Airbnb gyhvv
      What was their final offer if you don't mind sharing? It's a company I've considered myself
      Aug 5
  • Salesforce GH6538
    Damn. 6 years out of undergrad? Ridiculously high.
    Jun 1 1
    • Box NPjN02
      OP
      Out of grad school.
      Jun 2
  • LinkedIn fhuyh
    Yoe?
    May 31 2
  • Facebook dhjdnxnsms
    Unless OP is like God of engineering, this a fake offer.
    Jun 1 1
    • Pure Storage / R&D HFIT71
      Maybe he has PhD from Standford or similar universities.
      Jun 2
  • Airbnb dkskhs
    Congrats OP! That's a mind blowing offer! I just joined a month back and really think it's an incredible company to work for, so I would recommend taking it! Also, I think the stock has a huge potential upside. Do you mind sharing the break up of your final offer now that you're done negotiating?
    Jun 14 0
  • Microsoft manAtArms
    Hope its not a bluff. Sounds ridiculous.
    May 31 5
    • Box NPjN02
      OP
      Why?
      May 31
    • Google AlphaGoog
      0 chance you have an L6 offer from G for 600+ TC with 6 YOE unless you also have a PhD with decent number of publications.
      Jun 1
    • Staff at google can do 600 for sure. We are takimg about new hires here
      Jun 1
    • Google AlphaGoog
      I know, I was saying no way they got that offer with 6 yoe. It's a bluff.
      Jun 1
    • You are right. 6 YOE plus PhD only makes sense. For Google. This dude at Lyft had 8 YOE and got staff offer from Airbnb
      Jun 1
  • Airbnb RRlv76
    Congrats on the offer! It's a great one for sure. I recently accepted an L4 offer from them and based on other blind articles and my experience it's my understanding that they are (surprisingly) less generous with sign on bonuses. I got 30k for l4, I think there max for l6 would at least be 45k, but also heard a new grad get more actually. Also, keep in mind that target bonus is only guaranteed for this year, it may not exist next year
    Jun 2 3
    • Box NPjN02
      OP
      Thank you for the details! Mind sharing your l4 offer? Also, why do you say it’s not guaranteed? Relates to IPO?
      Jun 2
    • LinkedIn m@ry@
      Were interviews leetcode hard or medium?
      Jun 3
    • Box NPjN02
      OP
      2 design + one experience + 2 45 minutes coding on laptop. I haven’t done leetcode before but the questions were average I would say.
      Jun 4
  • I think you can do 50k bonus. Stock can also be 1.2. Someone at Lyft got similar offer last year. 250/1.2/50k
    May 31 2
  • Seagate toti420
    @OP, if you’re not posting your YOE and current TC, you’re trolling
    May 31 1
    • Box NPjN02
      OP
      Why? Would like to stay anonymous but posted YOE.
      May 31
  • Amazon
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    Yo-yo Chen
    Maxtermore
    SDE? Or SDM (IC or Manager)
    May 31 1
  • Google azhkys
    How did you manage to get them to increase the offer after recruiter said it was max they can offer?
    Jun 16 0
  • New ewTc57
    I got 45k for L5. I think you can get up to 60k
    Jun 3 0
  • Facebook a10011001
    Pretty good offer. Congratulations!
    May 31 0
  • Amazon mr3r6
    Money wise this is very good offer. The only reasons for not joining are (a) not good technical challenges (b) limited business groups for rotation (unlike AMZ FB or GOOG) (c) their work culture is not everyone's cup of tea. I have offer from Airbnb and lyft and having hard time deciding myself.
    Aug 4 3
    • Google lGlb76
      What is their work culture like? Is it different for eng vs ML Eng?
      Aug 4
    • Google lGlb76
      Upside wise Airbnb makes sense. Lyft is in a price war and unless that market rationalizes they will continue to lose money
      Aug 4
    • Amazon mr3r6
      Eng challenges wise Lyft and other FANG companies seem to be better. I heard ML, Data Science and analytics are all clubbed together under Data Science. And ML culture is not that strong, but I might be wrong.
      Aug 4
  • Airbnb BUPW32
    Sounds like a very good offer for a 6 yoe. Take it
    Jun 2 3
    • Box NPjN02
      OP
      Thanks. How is culture over there, specially now that is close to IPO?
      Jun 2
    • Airbnb lGWf08
      Congrats! This is a very good offer. Culture is pretty good and cloud infra has lots of interesting problems. Please join us.
      Jun 3
    • Amazon RS1009
      How is culture compared to lyft ? I have a pending offer with both and having tough time deciding.
      Jun 14
  • How'd you factor 25% bonus? Thought 20% was standard at that level...
    Jun 14 2
    • Microsoft
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      L6 is 25%
      L5 is at 20%
      Jun 14
    • Airbnb BUPW32
      Is it 25% for level 7 and above?
      Jun 16
  • VMware mjuuhghccv
    This is what interns make. Ask for a better offer.
    May 31 2
    • Box NPjN02
      OP
      Can you provide details?
      May 31
    • Pure Storage / R&D HFIT71
      Sarcasitic comment, ignore
      Jun 2
  • Amazon RS1009
    Do Refreshers not kick in in year 2?
    Jun 14 1