Airbnb Team Selection and Bootcamp

Bloomberg isgrb
Apr 4 73 Comments

What actually happens in the Airbnb bootcamp and what are the most interesting departments/teams at Airbnb to work in? I heard that Airbnb is launching a new travel product which sounds pretty interesting...

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TOP 73 Comments
  • Airbnb murat
    you should ask when you join
    Apr 4 15
    • Fox Broadcasting / Data Awny
      @qtfp86 don't know about bay area but if you are ever around NY/NJ, I have a few suggestions.
      Apr 4
    • Fox Broadcasting / Data Awny
      @lybd fare portal da tanıdığım bir Türk var ama o sen misin bilemedim, yarın sorarım :D
      Apr 4
    • Fareportal / Eng
      LyBD31

      Fareportal Eng

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      JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America, 500 Startups
      LyBD31more
      @awny benimdir :)
      Apr 5
    • Fareportal / Eng
      LyBD31

      Fareportal Eng

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      JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America, 500 Startups
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      @figo 100 medium yeter mi
      Apr 5
    • Fareportal / Eng
      LyBD31

      Fareportal Eng

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      @buttn Aynen maalesef cok boktan ya
      Apr 5
  • Microsoft avR
    Oh i hope it isn't my startup idea i talked about during my interview.., i interviewed in 2015, went through 9 loops but ended up going to a Amazon and turning down the opportunity :), sfo office was cool.
    Apr 4 16
    • Bloomberg isgrb
      OP
      Don't think people were talking about your comment @_john_doe
      Apr 4
    • Microsoft / Data _john_doe
      I think they are but anywho
      Apr 4
    • Uber / Eng
      @w@

      Uber Eng

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      Capital One
      @w@more
      There's an office at the airport?
      Apr 5
    • New / Eng
      sde4life

      New Eng

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      sde4lifemore
      How is @_john_doe’s question about msft vs amazon humble brag? The brag is in avR..@wlFr32
      Apr 7
    • Intel wIFr32
      My bad @sde4life overwhelmed by lot of MSFT 😇!!
      Apr 8
  • Airbnb / Eng Linen
    Bootcamp is going away soon. Regarding most interesting teams, IMO Trust is one. Service Orchestration and Service Framework (Infra) also seem to have unique and important work.
    Apr 4 9
    • Airbnb / Eng Linen
      I heard it from a recruiter
      Apr 4
    • Airbnb airbreak
      My understanding was that bootcamp isn’t really going away, but team selection is. AFAIK there will still be a multi-week onboarding program. Everyone will just come in pre-allocated
      Apr 4
    • Bloomberg isgrb
      OP
      Thanks a lot for your response! And ya, team selection is going away, not sure about boot camp... which is why I was asking what happens in boot camp
      Apr 4
    • Microsoft / Eng
      temp_

      Microsoft Eng

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      temp_more
      I was pre allocated a team in Seattle last week. Bootcamp next month.
      Apr 4
    • Airbnb cxUyyW
      There was a PSA on bootcamp, search for email. It’s nuanced and a good thing.

      Bootcamp is a time when you’re going to learn about all of the different internal systems, architecture, tools, etc that are useful to teach to all engineers. Then there is more specific onboarding on your team.
      Apr 4
  • Airbnb Hiddenones
    Team selection if you are a new grad (and maybe some experienced? Not sure). Introductions to all major teams at Airbnb so you understand company structure (and to help you navigate team matching if you're doing that). Typical corporate stuff like HR policies, intro to benefits, communications policies, career/promo system, etc. Lots of meeting with teams/managers if you're doing team mafching. Technical presentations/workshops on some major services/technologies. Fun stuff like outings in SF, a volunteer day, memes class.
    Apr 4 12
    • Airbnb cxUyyW
      No, we don’t really have traditional SRE. Teams own uptime of their own systems
      Apr 4
    • Microsoft garen
      I didn't get pre-allocated, heard nothing from them since I got the offer in Feb. what should I do?
      Apr 5
    • Airbnb cxUyyW
      Did you accept the offer and get a start date?
      Apr 5
    • Microsoft garen
      yes, accepted the offer and starting next month
      Apr 5
    • Airbnb cxUyyW
      Well if you’re curious I would reach out to your recruiter and just double check if you’re pre-allocated, and if so, to which business unit.
      Apr 5
  • Amazon EQxM30
    Please give me some promotional offers or discounts in Airbnb after your join
    Apr 5 9
    • Airbnb / Eng Linen
      Ive heard 305k for L4. I also heard some L4s make as much as 350k. Obviously paper money though.
      Apr 5
    • Just look it up in levels.fyi temp_, you’d be surprised. MSFT pays shit compared to Airbnb.
      Apr 5
    • Microsoft / Eng
      temp_

      Microsoft Eng

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      temp_more
      As compared to Airbnb, yes for sure. Not so much compared to Amazon. And I've worked at Amazon. Moving to Airbnb now.
      Apr 5
    • Congrats!
      Apr 5
    • Amazon hsl44428q
      Anyone that started at Amazon more than a year ago made way more than an MS engineer at the same level. Your salary bands just start lower than ours, even excluding the stock performance.
      Apr 5
  • Airbnb RealSlimS
    The travel product is only taking internal transfers who are familiar with working at Airbnb.

    As for team selection, it really depends on what you have as a selection from your recruiter.
    Apr 4 3
    • Microsoft garen
      travel product = transport?
      Apr 5
    • Airbnb RealSlimS
      Transport. None of us have any idea what it is though, other than that they want people for it.
      Apr 5
    • Uber konatbone
      more scooter and bike rentals? or another flight and ground transport ticketing one-stop-shop would be natural progression
      Apr 6
  • Oracle zyxw
    Did you move from amazon to Microsoft now? How was your experience at amazon ?
    Apr 4 0
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    • Airbnb / Eng Linen
      DM me
      Apr 4
  • Sina.com / Eng
    WLB

    Sina.com Eng

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    Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google
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    Software Engineer and former phd candidate in biophysics
    WLBmore
    i assime it is similar to facebook
    Apr 4 0