Airbnb offer bonus question

Snapchat peachbun
Jan 10 17 Comments

Dear airbnb folks. I got an offer from Airbnb. Impressive company. The recruiter mentioned x percent bonus paid out twice a year as long as I meet expectation, but told me that it will not be in offer letter. What does this mean? Will there be a bonus or not?


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TOP 17 Comments
  • Intel / Other

    Intel Other

    Tell them you accept the offer, but your signature won't be on the offer letter
    Jan 10 1
    • Snapchat peachbun
      I am afraid I cannot tell them that. :) but you are right, this is a bit strange.
      Jan 10
  • Airbnb nbbhcc
    The bonus is fairly new and I don’t think the rules are defined for 2019 yet. I think it actually depends on company performance more than individual performance right now.

    But there is no shenanigans, the bonus is real and depends only on your level. They aren’t going to give you a lower bonus % just because it’s not guaranteed in writing.
    Jan 10 0
  • Amazon btsfan
    I am so jealous. Is it really high tc as ppl have been talking about it?
    Jan 10 2
  • Microsoft / Eng Gs4478
    bonus probably depends on your performance, so you might or might not get it. maybe that’s why they don’t mention it.
    Jan 10 2
    • Snapchat peachbun
      I patch the post. Recruiter said bonus will be there as long as I meet expectation.
      Jan 10
    • Google snkprnt1
      That's odd. They can mention and also mention this bonus is dependent on your performance.this is standard at all companies. I would assume if they don't want to put this not guaranteed money on paper , you aren't getting it.
      Jan 10
  • Salesforce xio81
    You know the rule. Say the TC, level and YOE.
    Jan 10 1
    • VMware / Eng andor
      Jan 10
  • Pinger / Eng create💻
    The company can choose to pay out any bonus amount at any time. They don't promise to give it. The company might fluctuate the bonus depending on revenue, etc.
    Jan 10 1
    • Snapchat peachbun
      Good point. Then it seems this is not guaranteed at all.......
      Jan 10
  • Airbnb AirEvryWhr
    It’s not in anyone’s offer but yes we received it in 2018 and going to get it in this feb as well .
    Why is it not in offer then? Because it’s temporary. Bonus program is designed initially for only 2 years - 2018 and 2019. Company designed bonus program because since company is not public, employees cannot exercise their RSU so may not have enough real money . Company took a note of it and just gave extra free money to us for 2 years so that company has more time to think about ipo. Would we go ipo in 2020? Don’t know but likely since lot of rsu expiring end of 2020. If not, bonus program may continue even after.
    Would bonus end when company go public? I doubt that. Although company designed it as temp solution for liquidity but since employees started counting as their annual comp so it would be hard for company to take it away.
    Hopefully this helps.
    Jan 21 0
  • Apple Boingboing
    Do you mind sharing the offer?
    Jan 14 0
  • Facebook Poswcoiner
    Can anybody share the level targets?
    Feb 11 0
  • Amazon / Eng :!
    Even if the bonus is in the offer, it will claim that it’s purely based on your performance. Meh
    Jan 10 0