Uber vs Airbnb for Product Management (IC)
Considering joining one of these.
PROS: Fast moving, was impressed by team’s expertise and ability to GSD, would learn a ton of best practices, problems are technically challenging, diversified
CONS: Drivers seem perpetually unhappy (unclear if I want my career to contribute to underpaid jobs), mixed signals on work culture in media
PROS: Positive impact on society (hosts are happy and paid well), nice culture, pays well, some parts of product are very technically challenging
CONS: sometimes slow moving, unsure if I would learn as many best practices as uber seems to win tech challenge wise (but I guess that means I get more of the startup experience), unsure what the diversification for product is
Learn a ton, build a lot (move fast), work with nice people, and ideally have a positive impact on society. Don’t mind working overtime when need be but am protective of work life balance on average (that said I love to work as hard as I can when I *am* working and take work seriously/fun)
Ultimately both have created opportunity and jobs. Both are top companies. I’m inclined to believe uber moves faster and I’d learn more there but Airbnb is more of a black box to me (don’t know many people there) so could be information bias. Would love to hear more.