Airbnb hiring aggressively with high comp?

Facebook lRgD31
Jan 9 43 Comments

I heard from a friend recently that Airbnb re-engaged with him (he had turned down an offer months back) and quoted a ridiculously high comp. He wouldn't give exact values but he said they were giving numbers you'd normally see for high end of E6, but for an E5 role.

That would be higher than anything for FANG I'd ever seen on here so it sounded kinda baloney. I don't think he'd make up stuff though. Maybe they're doing aggressive hires pre IPO? Anyone inside or talked to Airbnb lately know if they jacked up comp?

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TOP 43 Comments
  • Dropbox Walking
    Well, I recently received an offer from Airbnb, and when the Facebook HR heard the numbers which I haven’t negotiated yet, he was clearly surprised.
    Jan 9 5
    • Splunk wmpz
      Please share the number.
      Jan 9
    • Intel chisposo
      Yes, please do the needful
      Jan 9
    • Google / Mgmt Dian
      Please revert back with the numbers
      Jan 9
    • Gusto Fidget sp
      Shit meme
      Jan 9
    • Google / Mgmt Dian
      ^ Shit meme, much wow
      Jan 10
  • Airbnb Knzx
    Yes and yes $$
    Jan 9 2
    • Facebook / Eng tuscan
      Does perks include free Airbnb in any place?
      Jan 9
    • Airbnb Knzx
      We get $500 per quarter to spend however we want on the airbnb app. Money rolls over indefinitely. So yes
      Jan 9
  • Facebook ftdrhe
    Can you guys give us some idea how aggressive these offers are? Let’s say for a very high end E6/M1
    Jan 9 7
    • Facebook lRgD31
      OP
      I am being led to believe it's something close to 230k / 1M...
      Jan 9
    • Facebook ftdrhe
      It is good, but nothing out of the world. We sometimes make higher offer for E6.
      Jan 9
    • Airbnb gyrtsxhq
      230 base plus 1M RSUs is about right for L6/M1
      Jan 9
    • Facebook lRgD31
      OP
      I think it makes sense for 6, but certainly a lot if offered to 5.
      Jan 9
    • Gusto Fidget sp
      305k TC L4 4 YOE. not sure if that’s aggressive
      Jan 9
    • Airbnb gyrtsxhq
      Are you counting signing bonus? Don’t count signing bonus in tc. But 305k tc for L4 is very good.
      Jan 9
    • Gusto Fidget sp
      Not counting signing bonus
      Jan 9
  • Amazon socknf
    Here’s the deal. I had a full loop there recently and it’s honestly a really well kept secret. The culture, the perks, the people and the cash they are giving has been a well kept secret. Don’t be fooled though, the interview process and the caliber of person they are looking for is high. In my honest opinion having worked at several FAANG’s, Airbnb is unique to each and in better ways. A year before they go public is probably one of the best times to get in.

    No they didn’t pay me to say this, it just seems to be a great place.
    Jan 11 3
    • Pinterest dhevtxhs
      That’s what I heard as well. I’m pretty sure they won’t give such offers once they’ll officially announce their IPO
      Jan 11
    • Amazon socknf
      @gyrtsxhq so you don’t like working there? Can you share a bit more?
      Jan 12
    • Gusto sudo sudo
      gyrtsxhq please elaborate
      Jan 13
  • Amazon FoundThe
    Yessss airbnb == $$$$ right now. Everyone go interview there. Demand is high and they are willing to pay up
    Jan 9 0
  • Uber / Eng #muga
    Yea. My teammate just left for a 50% pay raise. F’ing insane
    Jan 9 0
  • Pinterest dhevtxhs
    Compared to many other companies AirBnb’s business is doing very well. They are profitable, and have a ton of extra cash. They can afford paying more
    Jan 9 0
  • Cloudwick DYdP74
    What are these acronyms for E6, L4, M1? Just curious
    Jan 12 1
    • Google / Eng sgf65v
      E = Engineer, it's a Facebook thing. L = Level, it's used in bunch of companies like Google. E6 == L6 (usually). M = Manager, and M1 is usually the same as L6 in the big companies. 6 is Staff engineer which is the top ~10% or so of folks.

      See also https://www.levels.fyi/
      Jan 12
  • Facebook / Eng tuscan
    $$$. - will buy lots of hookers + free Airbnb place to stay and make love. Perfect
    Jan 9 1
    • Spotify / Eng EjNG46
      Just make sure to keep some money for all that penicillin.
      Jan 9
  • Facebook Poswcoiner
    Are they paying more in terms of cash or stock? The last valuation seems a bit high and with the recent correction I would personally apply a pretty big discount. I knew people who were getting 1.5m -2m stock from
    Snap when it was $20 and they thought it was crazy package but now?
    Jan 9 2
    • Uber zxcvbnmlk
      both are higher
      Jan 9
    • Pinterest dhevtxhs
      Their valuation is lower than revenues X 10, which is the way to measure startups nowadays
      Jan 9
  • Airbnb aTqO30
    if you need referrals, please message me
    Jan 9 2
  • Uber zxcvbnmlk
    Yes.
    Jan 9 0
  • Facebook / Eng fnirm
    Gotta get back to grinding leetcode.
    Jan 13 1
    • Gusto sudo sudo
      After reading this thread lol? Surely it isn’t more than fb comp
      Jan 13
  • Is this true for UX designers as well?
    Jan 9 2
    • Uber HOzb50
      yes. Coworker left for a 50% salary bump.
      Jan 9
    • About how much total and what level?
      Jan 9
  • American Express / Eng
    El-Gato

    American Express Eng

    PRE
    Capital One, Visa
    El-Gatomore
    Would love to join AirBnB. Anyone willing to refer me?
    Jan 12 0
  • Gusto Fidget sp
    Same here
    Jan 9 0
  • New / Eng 😆 smiley
    Where was he?
    Jan 9 0

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