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Airbnb CEO & Co-Founder Brian Chesky
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    Current Employee - Customer Experience  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Customer Experience in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Airbnb full-time for less than a year


    Great food, wonderful community, supportive colleagues and leads, travel, dogs in the workplace, all technology provided


    Hiring process was tedious and difficult, more transparency here would put the cherry on top. Also no longer allow people to work from home permanently, which may shorten my lifespan with the company.

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    More clear and regular communication during hiring process

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Airbnb Interviews

Updated Aug 28, 2014
Updated Aug 28, 2014

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Airbnb in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    After the initial housekeeping with recruiters you do 2 phone screens that last ~45 minutes. Coding questions are the average DS and algo, but wrapped in some use scenario context, which is helpful.
    Mine included: lower/uppercase permutations, simple json parsing, implementing a simple socket based client (could lookup docs online).
    You need to produce *running code (this is true for both phone and onsite), but that shouldn't make you nervous.

    Arch/Design questions is what got me. You're expected to know database/relation design, indexing, different layers of caching and lookup optimization as if you do this all day every day.
    You can answer these Q's in either Sql or NoSql context.

    Then there are 2 quirky culture/fit interviews. Know why you want to work there, be ready to share some experiences from traveling (and hopefully using AirBnB), and have something new to teach your interviewer in a few minutes. That part is actually fun.

    All in all a nice experience and anyone you interact with are pleasant and helpful.

    Interview Questions
    • What SQL columns you should index and how would you change the indexing in different lookup scenarios?   Answer Question
    • What can you teach me in a few minutes?   Answer Question
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Additional Info

Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2008
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors Unknown

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone.

Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 192 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to...

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