Airbnb

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May 17 16 Comments

Considering making a move to Airbnb. What are the best and worst things about working there? If you currently work there, are you optimistic about the company and planning to stay for a while? Anything else that you wished you’d known before joining?

Specifically interested in the NY office and teams spinning up in NY, but curious to hear about your impressions of the company generally as well.

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  • Airbnb Kmpt
    I personally love it here. 40% of my team are ex g/fb and all are happy. I have been getting lots of interesting/impactful work and have grown a lot since I joined. Perks/pay/people are all excellent.
    Getting things done quickly can be difficult depending on your team. My team doesn't really have too many problems and moves relatively quickly. I've seen much worse at other companies in that regard.
    May 17 6
    • Amazon
      seattle'd

      Amazon

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      Amazon, Salesforce, Google, Microsoft, Apple
      seattle'dmore
      Ex-amazon from aws, retail or other subsidiaries? Technical experience varies.
      May 17
    • Airbnb Kmpt
      Not a lot of ex Amazon. Only 1 on my team. Many more from fb/g
      May 17
    • Facebook Whonos
      OP
      Thanks for your thoughts!
      May 17
    • Airbnb air?
      Lots of nontechnical people from Amazon especially after Greg joined. We have a lot of amazon project managers / operations folks
      May 17
    • Facebook hvoA88
      What perks do you miss from fb? Biz class travel? Work phone?
      May 29
  • Airbnb RealSlimS
    Best: a lot of impactful work to be done on the tech side still, especially on the backend for aforementioned bugs and slowness.
    Worst: it’s hard to move fast for various reasons.

    Airbnb is a great place to work overall. Not everything is rosy though, but I personally like it here.

    NYC product team is for luxury Airbnb, which is probably the unit that’s most struggling and in need of help; it’s a double-edged sword as you can have a ton of impact, and it’s the one with backs against the wall.
    May 17 3
    • How is traffic in cloud infra at Airbnb?
      May 17
    • Amazon
      seattle'd

      Amazon

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      Airbnb uses aws and gcp?
      May 17
    • Facebook Whonos
      OP
      Thanks for your thoughts!
      May 17
  • Compass 905
    Being at AirBnB...have you tried using their website lately 😬
    May 17 3
    • Google !any-cist
      Yeah. It's pretty good.
      May 17
    • The website is so slow and buggy...
      May 17
    • Compass 905
      Very buggy. Last month when I was using it the header wouldn’t load half the time...they need to get it together
      May 17
  • Nvidia twobitin
    How good are you at cleaning houses? Be sure to describe this in detail on the resume.
    May 17 0

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