The Airbnb site and app works well and looks pretty. I know there will always be ongoing changes to it, but I am curious how much work there is left for the engineers to work on (esp very well paid ones relative to the industry). Is it boring keep the lights on stuff, or is everyone involved in launching the next big _____?
- Airbnb CvjkStill tons and tons of interesting work happening. We are building all sorts of new shit and also hiring like crazy
- PG&E MaxaMI see that AirBnB is hiring a solar engineer. That’s pretty cool since I’m EE.
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- ANSYS ezzw63@buby I followed the whole discussion but don't you think it's your friends fault too. Why were they living in a fire prone area? Did their building follow and adhere to the fire codes? I don't think PG&E should take the complete blame here. I think both are at fault here unfortunately.Feb 13 2
- Amazon dROL65Their "trips" vision to enable end to end things like lodging, cars, activities, food etc seems interesting and broad enough. If you get in the right team, expect you get to build stuff. Just an external perspective so will keep an eye on someone internal to comment
- Airbnb RealSlimSI’d say nearly half the company is working on making the existing home sharing better by finally paying off tech debt, and the other half is exploring new things like expanding experiences, going into concerts, restaurants, and lots of other secret projects.
- Yes there is lots going on. To make it all happen we just got a new head of engineering (old head of search at G) and we are hiring aggressively.
- I’m shit at leetcode for sure but not dumb. And not lazy because my time would rather be spent learning useful things. Sold my first company to LinkedIn for $900k after working for 8 months working solo. Would you rather do this than leetcode?
I simply accept myself for being shitty at leetcode so I can focus on doing what I’m good atFeb 23 0
- The app doesn’t work well and it doesn’t look pretty. It sucks.
As for website, if you log in and log out of different accounts, they save the picture into your local storage and it stays there forever. Also, why do you have to switch to traveling mode when you’re just trying to view a listing? Dumbest PMs work there and also some dumb engineers. I recently got stupid email notifications about Airbnb not receiving guest payments and I almost canceled their reservation. I called Airbnb and was told that it’s not true.
Messaging guests suck! Saved messages don’t even allow you to upload and save photos. Whose PM’s idea is this? What a Dumbo. You can send photos in messages to guests but not in saved messages.
You guys asked hard Leetcode theoretical questions but you can’t seem to solve common sense, practical problems.
Oh yeah and split payment is also the dumbest thing ever. I could’ve told you not to go into that direction before spending months working on it.
- I didn’t realize how crappy the product was till I started hosting recently, wow so bad and so slow. Nothing complicated either,. Definitely takes hundreds of pretentious engineers to make something that mediocre.
- Capital One da2de2seAirbnb at its core is just a new age Craigslist. It doesn’t even come close to the engineering challenges faced by products such as Uber, Lyft, or Google. I really don’t understand why the difficulty level of their interviews is so way up there while their use case is so down there in terms of challenge.
- Amazon / Eng jNeo42CL actually had more scaling problems. In addition to stuff and apartments, last decade you could hook up for sex (I did many times TBH). With Airbnb, you’re typically looking at a neighborhood, maybe a city. It’s not like you reload your screen to find 10 new offers. But I see their idea with building “experience” features, though it’s the same idea that Spotify, Amazon, Google, etc have solved. Anyway, if you can get into Airbnb as a SWE, then good for you. It must be great because their challenges look easy, given that other things have already paved the way (eg AWS). Note: I’m writing this from a cushy Airbnb I’m renting in Seattle, LOL.Feb 10 3
- I used them last week to book three places. The experience went downhill compared to what it was a year or so ago.
- Nice! Are there roles for people with PhD level ML expertise for either applied research or interesting data science work?
- Booking.com UkrainMSDWe also have tons of jobs available in Amsterdam, just in case anyone’s interested. ;)
- New eQjn37I’m a superhost and have issues with the calendar working properly through the mobile app as well as I wish there was better faster tools for me to use to scale my rentals as well as maximize my income from them
- Airbnb tcorgfoIt’s a complicated issue actually. It’s always controversial whether Airbnb should strive to provide that unique local experience or cater to professional hosts or even hotels. We are still trying to find a balance but I can guarantee you that quite a few teams are constantly working to provide better tools for our hosts