Airbnb vs LinkedIn

Yelp ndtjjrg
Feb 13 32 Comments

I have offers from Airbnb and LinkedIn.

From a culture and growth standpoint, which of these two companies would be a better place to join?

L4 at Airbnb and Senior at LinkedIn.

I am still negotiating comp.

YOE: 2.5 years
Current TC: 220K

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  • Airbnb Mpxk
    Grats on your offers OP. I hope you join us. The culture here is great and if you can get onto a good team there is lots of interesting work. The growth and the general vibe is very exciting. Linkedin will likely offer you more cash because the stock is liquid. But tc should be higher with Airbnb and refreshers here will crush linkedin. You are young, take a risk. There are not many companies at this stage with this kind of upside. There is no better time to join than right now
    Feb 13 1
    • Yelp ndtjjrg
      OP
      Thanks for the detailed answer. :)
      Feb 14
  • Google zFsy57
    Honestly, I think AirBnb is far and away the better choice. Better engineering, better culture, more prestigious.

    It will look much better on your resume and you'll enjoy working on a better tech stack. Also one of the best cultures in the bay.
    Feb 13 1
    • LinkedIn fL2W&ZhPR
      how did you know that
      Feb 13
  • RingCentral
    Duck-Bezos

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    LinkedIn > Airbnb
    Feb 13 2
    • Yelp ndtjjrg
      OP
      Why?
      Feb 13
    • RingCentral
      Duck-Bezos

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      Much better culture, amazing people. Great perks! Good WLB!
      Feb 13
  • Glassdoor ktWT05g
    Bnb
    Feb 13 1
  • Facebook FRvp08
    Depends on your interests.. if Infra, winner is LinkedIn. If product, front end then BnB
    Feb 13 0
  • Gusto gsto
    I’ve heard LinkedIn’s stack is dated and annoying to work on
    Feb 13 2
    • LinkedIn sRsP55
      You’ve heard it right
      Feb 13
    • New / Eng lkdn
      Curious what parts are annoying? All I've heard is that Ember is horrible.
      Feb 13
  • LinkedIn dracaris
    Airbnb only if you can speak Mandarin.
    Feb 13 0
  • Facebook / Design YOL28
    Airbnb has more startup spirit, while LinkedIn has enterprise vibes. Depends on what type of person you are. I would join Airbnb.
    Feb 13 0
  • Asana Obama
    My general impression: AirBnB for good engineering, LinkedIn for good work life balance.
    Feb 13 0
  • Oath / Eng xxxcd
    Airbnb is better for younger people. LinkedIn is better for more experienced people.
    Feb 13 3
    • New / Eng lkdn
      How so?
      Feb 13
    • Airbnb AirEvryWhr
      Lol. Are you serious ? At LinkedIn , as an L5 I was interviewed by L3 and L4. There are plenty of experienced people in all companies .
      Feb 23
    • Oath / Eng xxxcd
      Tell me more about Airbnb’s WLB culture. Do you hire remote? Do you hire L6 remote? Apparently LinkedIn does that.
      Feb 23
  • Boeing / Eng noscope
    How was Airbnb onsite? I have one coming up in 2 weeks!
    Feb 13 1
    • Yelp ndtjjrg
      OP
      It was like any other onsite with a lot of emphasis on the culture rounds. They do require you to write compiling code and run against their test cases, but the questions asked are very doable in 45 minutes.
      Feb 13
  • LinkedIn Shape of💩
    DUH🙄
    Feb 13 0
  • LinkedIn helping
    Pointless. Abnb clearly.
    Feb 13 0
  • New / Eng lkdn
    I'm curious about the long term prospects of Airbnb. Why are they considered a can't-miss? Temporary housing doesn't seem like a huge or necessarily interesting market. No shade, genuinely curious.
    Feb 13 3
    • Gusto gsto
      Couldn’t you say the same for hotels? And yet they proliferate. I would say their market is travel in general, not just lodging. And travel is a large industry. Also, VRBO is the only competitor I know of.
      Feb 13
    • Airbnb Mpxk
      We disrupted the hotels industry in a very meaningful way. All of the traditional hotels out there are wishing they had our community. There are so many different ways to expand into other areas of travel like our recently announced transportation division. We are also growing and profitable. The same cannot be said about Expedia for instance. I think the future is pretty bright. Obviously I am biased though
      Feb 13
    • Facebook QdeD76
      If you think Airbnb is only about shared housing you haven’t been paying attention. Their product is expanding to backyard cottages, travel magazines, transportation, concierge experiences, and they just bought a boutique hotel site. They are thinking long term expansion.
      Feb 19
  • Microsoft y83j
    TC for both?
    Feb 13 3
    • Yelp ndtjjrg
      OP
      Still negotiating
      Feb 13
    • RingCentral
      Duck-Bezos

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      They might have given numbers first. Isn’t it?
      Feb 13
    • Microsoft Bikram
      What's your negotiating tactic besides saying X is giving me more
      Feb 13