Airbnb – Why Work For Us?

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 or tablet.

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 190 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 an audience of millions.

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CTO & Co-Founder

Nathan is the co-founder and CTO at Airbnb. He oversees the technical strategy of the company, and is dedicated to building a team of world-class engineers to keep Airbnb at the forefront of the industry. Nathan became an entrepreneur early on running a business while he was in high school, selling to clients in more than 20 countries. He received a degree in Computer Science from Harvard University and held several engineering positions with Microsoft, OPNET Technologies and Batiq before becoming a co-founder at Airbnb.

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CEO & Co-Founder

Brian is the co-founder and CEO at Airbnb. He drives the company's vision, strategy and growth as it provides interesting and unique ways for people to travel and changes the lives of its community. Under Brian's leadership, Airbnb stands at the forefront of the sharing economy, and has expanded to over 1,000,000 listings in 190 countries. Brian met co-founder Joe Gebbia at the Rhode Island School of Design where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in industrial design.

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CPO & Co-Founder

Joe is the co-founder and CPO at Airbnb. He leads the product team in creating meaningful experiences through intuitive design, and oversees Airbnb's brand and product development. Joe draws on his previous experience as a designer at Chronicle Books, as well as his development of a green design site and several consumer products. He earned dual degrees in Graphic Design and Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he met co-founder Brian Chesky.

Together at Airbnb

No global movement springs from individuals. It takes an entire team united behind something big. Together, we work hard, we laugh a lot, we brainstorm nonstop, we use hundreds of Post-Its a week, and we give the best high-fives in town.

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Be a Host

Serve others so they feel they belong. We stretch our empathy until our guests feel 100% appreciated. Everyone is a guest.

Champion the Mission

Create a global experience of belonging for anyone, anywhere. Those who work for, in, or around Airbnb agree to champion the mission by living it.


Every Frame Matters

Think holistically. Execute with obsession to detail. Success is measured by pride, not credit.

Be a "Cereal" Entrepreneur

Everyone is creative. Think scary big. Volunteer for impossible situations. Get things done.

Simplify

In every complex or impossible situation, we so clearly define the outcomes that all distractions are eliminated.

Embrace the Adventure

We have fun welcoming uncertainty. We master chaos through flexibility and youthful curiosity.

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We Learn from the Best

We're dedicated to constant learning. That's why we organize Fireside Chats, which bring in industry leaders to share their experiences and wisdom. From CEOs to musicians, these leaders always have something invaluable to teach us.



Building at Airbnb

Airbnb is the world's largest marketplace for space, and we keep getting bigger every day. With 10 million nights booked and counting, we're constantly tackling challenges in search algorithms, payments, fraud prevention, and growth — all while maintaining a beautiful user experience. We want to build solutions to these problems that are scalable, performant, and elegant, and we're looking for talented people to help us do just that.

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Learn Together

We believe that engineering is a continuous process of learning and improvement, and that the best way to learn is by getting help from your fellow engineers. All of our engineers hang out in chat rooms so that we can keep informal knowledge sharing (and meme bombing) flowing — and because coding is more fun when you do it together. We host biweekly tech talks, both internal and external, so that everyone gets a chance to become the best at their craft.

Pixelwax

That's our word for the dedication and craftsmanship we bring to our work. For us, engineering isn't just a job but a practice that we want to perfect. We aim to keep our systems modular, our code clean, and our documentation clear, and we follow the Cub Scout philosophy of leaving things better than you found it. It's not just about the code — putting the right processes and tools in place to make developers happy and efficient is important to u s because it gives us the time to focus on polishing the product.


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    One of the most collaborative, innovative, and exciting places to work!

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    Pros

    Open-minded workplace with a deep sense of humility and passion. Strong set of core value that promote a generally positive work atmosphere. Upper management is very mindful of long-term growth and development. The food program is unrivaled and very well balanced. Every meal is made in-house with a variety of options (ie vegetarian, gluten-free, etc). Difference is truly embraced and celebrated here.

    Cons

    Growth in this company is incredibly fast, scaling at this pace can sometimes be a challenge for management.


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    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Airbnb.

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    Got an email with an exercise to be finished in 3 days. says will come back to me in a few days once finished. never heard back thereafter. It would be great if they may send me a few lines saying if i passed or not, consider the time and effort i have devoted into the test.

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Additional Info

Website www.airbnb.com
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 2008
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue Less than $1 million (USD) per year

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 ... More

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