How is Airbnb in 2019? (With new exec hires)

Google lGlb76
Jul 16 19 Comments

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  • Airbnb / Eng selgogoho
    Ari is bae
    Jul 16 1
  • Airbnb updoot
    Exec hires are fine.
    Middle management is a shit show.
    Lower middle should all be fired.
    Jul 17 8
    • Airbnb updoot
      Google: they’re from the outside and try to do things that have either proven to not work or don’t admit their mistakes but are still kept on. The insiders are mostly ok but those are few.
      Jul 17
    • Airbnb / Eng selgogoho
      Is it really unbelievable that one manager in a company of 6000 people is good? You seem unintelligent
      Jul 17
    • Google lGlb76
      OP
      Does this mean that it’s not as advisable to join as an IC from Google? (Removing aside compensation considerations)
      Jul 17
    • Airbnb AirEvrywhr
      My manager is great. Lot of managers I have met in Airbnb are great . Maybe yours is shitty but saying all are bad is way more than an overstatement
      Jul 17
    • Airbnb 💯💯!
      Internal managers are typically inexperienced / doesn’t know how to manage. External ones from well regarded tech companies typically knows how to handle people management more.
      Jul 19
  • Airbnb AirEvrywhr
    Heard nothing bad about them yet from any teams so that’s a good sign .
    It would take time for whatever Impact they are making to be visible.
    Jul 17 3
    • Google lGlb76
      OP
      So no big strategic changes or reorgs yet?
      Jul 17
    • Airbnb AirEvrywhr
      Yeah reorg happened but that happens in Airbnb every year or so anyways. Few non performing higher up also let go.
      Jul 17
    • Airbnb 💯💯!
      Who was a non-performing higher up that was let go other than EG?
      Jul 19
  • Airbnb Scrtprsn
    New CTO and CFO both seem well regarded, seem smart based on Q&As. Don't know about the homes head
    Jul 17 0
  • Google cEMj22
    How is the platform engineering org at Airbnb?
    Jul 17 2
    • Airbnb RealSlimS
      Not resourced well. The new CTO is fully aware of this. The platform people at Airbnb are heroes for doing what they do with very few people.
      Jul 17
    • Airbnb 💯💯!
      Think the CTO is allocating more HC for platform; he himself came from a platform background
      Jul 19