How's is the interviews at Airbnb?

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Mar 8 10 Comments

For machine learning engineer positions.

And how's the culture? I don't see much complaints about Airbnb here

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  • The worst. I decided to not go onsite after two calls. To me the culture of that company is simply staggering.

    The interviewer barely spoke English in both cases. As soon as I took the phone, without even saying hello I was asked "are you on the coooooderpaaad?". The interviewer then went on to give me the problems, and while I was coding it , he kept giving me unwanted hints for things I was doing. I was using a language that the interviewer never heard about. I had the Brute force solution in 4 minute and finished coding the optimized version (trie bfs) but couldn't run it because some leftover bugs.
    The interviewer stopped me straight with "out of time" and almost without saying bye hanged up. The other itw was very similar.

    They just want coding monkeys that write leetcode. I decided to not go onsite, terrible company culture from what I Saw
    Mar 8 5
    • Airbnb / Eng caudex
      I lost it at “coooderpaaad”
      Mar 8
    • Funny , I had exactly the same experience with Airbnb. Terrible Interviews.
      Mar 8
    • Bloomberg adhs
      I'm sad that you guys had bad interview experiences, but in contrast, I would say I had a pretty good experience with them during the 2 phone rounds and on-sites. All my interviewers were fun to work with during the interviews and I enjoyed talking to them about their work. And yes, it does seem that Airbnb focuses more on getting a working solution on coderpad, for better or worse. That being said, I didn't always completely finish the problem on my own, and was still fine
      Mar 9
    • Bloomberg adhs
      Also, I would say that's its really hard to draw many conclusions about company culture without even going onsite
      Mar 9
    • From my experience, how a company treats candidate is a reflection on the company culture. Maybe I also got unlucky with the interviewers, but with that type of interview you will definitely not attract top talents
      Mar 9
  • Airbnb / Eng caudex
    For me it was my second hardest interview out of 8 (including Uber, Google, Dropbox, others). Leetcode medium and hard. Google was hardest. I also had to do 3 damn cultural interviews
    Mar 8 0
  • Airbnb / Eng caudex
    The company culture is decent. It felt overwhelming/cultish at first, but it’s always more intense around onboarding. At least it’s positive, for example they have the Open Homes program and encourage volunteering. Also since we make money from bookings, it prevents some bad press that Google and fb have had recently.
    Mar 8 0
  • One of the best (if not best) interview experiences I had. Phone rounds were pretty easy for me, on-site was intense but I had a blast talking to my experience interviewer and culture fit rounds are just about having a nice convo with non-tech people.
    Mar 10 1
    • Salesforce paaaaa
      Did you get the offer?
      Mar 19

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