Airbnb cross functional interviews

Amazon depdmm
Jan 17 12 Comments

Airbnb has a lengthy interview process. I went through it recently and actually quite enjoyed the rigor and enthusiasm of those I met. After quite a few interviews, they want a 3rd cross functional interview. Seems like a good sign but what are your thoughts Airbnb employees?

Disclaimer: I am not going to share the role or function until after the process is complete, just curious if others have had a 3rd culture interview and what that typically means?

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  • Airbnb da heck yo
    If it was one of the job-specific interviews it would be a sign that an offer is coming and they are trying to appropriately level you. But since it’s the culture one, it probably means they are split and need another opinion to make the hire decision.
    Jan 18 0
  • Amazon depdmm
    OP
    Appreciate the feedback. This confirms my thoughts.
    Jan 18 7
    • Airbnb da heck yo
      I definitely do not disagree. Sorry to hear
      Jan 24
    • Amazon woxnebh
      @da heck yo: you got in. Do you think they want to see someone who has traveled a lot or done lots of charity work?
      Jan 24
    • Airbnb da heck yo
      As someone who’s done both, I definitely don’t think it hurt that I had examples ready for those things.

      Kind of annoying if it matters (and I can’t say for sure that it did) because we really should be looking for talent above all else, especially as the space becomes more competitive.
      Jan 24
    • Amazon woxnebh
      Yeah I had examples of both, but I’m not the pope and haven’t been to 50 countries which felt like that mattered. I definitely think they missed out on a normal person with a strong background that they need in a market that I know extremely well. Not to mention that I grew to really like what I learned throughout the process.
      Jan 24
    • Airbnb da heck yo
      So dumb lol. Sorry to hear mate. Sounds like it’s our loss
      Jan 24
  • Gusto sudo sudo
    This happened to me and I got an offer
    Jan 18 0
  • Collective Health humbleLady
    Why would you not even share the role?
    Jan 17 1
    • Amazon depdmm
      OP
      Because if you know about the cross functional interview you know that the role has nothing to do with it AND I have my reasons.
      Jan 17