Airbnb Interview Questions

Updated Sep 26, 2014
Updated Sep 26, 2014
97 Interview Reviews

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    Photographer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Found me on Flickr, asked me to join as a part time photographer, accepted the postion

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    They made me do a programming task on InterviewStreet on creating a simple search to retrieve locations and other data from a database.

    Interview Questions
    • I had no experience in information retrieval so I found the task to be tough, especially since it was timed (3 hours).   View Answer
    No Offer
  3.  

    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Airbnb.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter contacted after submitting resume

    Interview Questions
    • Write a method which prints an array in spiral order. Starts at top left, goes to top right, then bottom right, then bottom left.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Content Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very lengthy. The company requires multiple phone and on-site interviews. The process can often stretch on for weeks. Some of the interviewers are very difficult to talk to and seem disinterested in interviewing you.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First a behavioral phone screen.
    Later followed by a take home test, given 2 hours to complete.

    Interview Questions
    • Take home test contained a data analysis question that required knowledge of statistical comparison techniques.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Customer Experience Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Interview Details

    Applied via their website. Received invitation to participate in a Hireart a couple days later. In this, they asked me to answer to some emails, and to explain some policies of their website to potential customers. Then was invited to a hiring meetup. They make us introduce ourselves, explain why did we love the company, why did we wanted to work in it, explain a fun fact about ourselves, and do some role playing answering some customer phone calls. This was the worst part because they expected you to answer really specific questions about their policies (payments, insurance, guarantees, refunds...). I don't really understand why are we supposed to memorise all these things for an interview process. Still in the process now, I'm supposed to do some skype interviews soon.

    Interview Questions
    • If you were to do a Ted talk, which would it be? Why?
      Why do you want this job?
      When was the last time you worked really hard?
      When was the last time you helped someone?
      How do you cut a cake in 8 equal pieces with 3 knife cuts?
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
  8.  

    Customer Experience Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Airbnb.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, a few weeks later got an email saying I was on unsuccessful! Would not stop me applying again, as this company seems great! Hopefully will be more successful in the future. Good luck

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Customer Experience Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Filled out application and took almost a month to hear anything. Did a video interview on HireArt and then it took another month just to get a rejection email. Would have be nice to have heard sooner rather than later that I would not even get an in person interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions weren't that difficult. Some answers just required more than the 1 minute time limit   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Product Person Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Airbnb.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter was flaky and it took a long time to set up a first interview. Gave me a lame programming interview to view.

    Interview Questions
    • The test was inadequate and did not cover much, it is hard to know something about someone from such a test.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    CX Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Online, Group Sessions, Free food

    Interview Questions
    • They just are testing your culture and if you can handle being in a fraternity.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They do not negotiate. They underpay you like everyone else because "you're lucky to work for such an innovative company like us"
    Accepted Offer

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