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Angenehm, aber sehr von Connections und Intrigen geprägt Enjoyable, but deeply political

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Private
Former Employee - Private

I worked at Airbnb full-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

(Translated from English)

Pros

Ich habe hier mit einigen der talentiertesten Leuten gearbeitet, die ich je kennengelernt habe. Die Verbindungen, die ich hier aufgebaut habe, werden mir für den Rest meiner Karriere helfen, und ich glaube, dass ich hier Freunde fürs ganze Leben gefunden habe.

Die Chancen und Erfahrungen, die ich hier machen durfte, und das, was ich einbringen konnte, waren weit größer als das, was ich am Anfang erwartet hatte. Ich hatte wirklich das Gefühl, zum Erfolg der Firma beizutragen.

Entwickelt sich sehr schnell - aber wenn man so lang da ist wie ich (ungefähr 2 Jahre), merkt man, dass es langsamer wird.

Some of the best and most talented people I have ever worked with. The connections I made there will help me for the rest of my career, and I believe I made friends for life.
The opportunity and experience I was offered to make a genuine contribution was far greater than I imagined when I accepted the position, and I really felt I made a difference to the company's direction.
Fast-moving - although if you had been there for as long as myself (around 2 years), you could see the slow-down.

Cons

Extrem von persönlichen Connections und Beziehungen geprägt. Wenn man mit den richtigen Leuten befreundet ist, ist es egal, wie schlecht man arbeitet (auch wenn das jeder weiß), wird man beschützt und entsprechend belohnt. Ich hatte wirklich das Gefühl: Je mehr man gearbeitet hat, desto mehr ist man in der Hackordnung abgestiegen.

Die Atmosphäre eines Start-ups ist vollkommen verloren gegangen. Airbnb ist jetzt ein Unternehmen.

Es gibt keine flache Hierarchie mehr, was auch immer das am Anfang bedeuten sollte.

Keine der Sozial- und Zusatzleistungen, mit denen geworben wird, gelten außerhalb von San Francisco.

Obwohl in diesem Unternehmen die "Leute" wichtig sein sollen, wurden in der letzten Zeit viele Entscheidungen aus völlig falschen Gründen getroffen. Diese waren, wenn man es von außen betrachtet, einfach dumm.

Es war sehr schwierig, je Vertrauen in das Spitzenmanagement zu haben. Typisch für Start-ups bestand es hauptsächlich aus Leuten in den Zwanzigern mit ein oder zwei Jahren Arbeitserfahrung.

Im letzten Jahr ist mir aufgefallen, dass die Qualität der neuen Angestellten deutlich gesunken ist. Und zwar soweit, dass einige "IT - Spezialisten" die EINFACHSTEN IT- Grundlagen nicht verstanden.

Die "Unternehmenskultur" bei Airbnb wird vom Spitzenmanagement regelmäßig mit Füßen getreten.

Hugely political. If you're friendly with the right people, regardless of how useless you are, or how well-known that fact is, you will be protected and rewarded disproportionately. I honestly felt like the harder you worked, the further you dropped in the pecking order.
The startup vibe is completely dead. Airbnb is now a corporation.
There is no such thing as a flat hierarchy anymore, whatever that was supposed to mean in the first place.
None of the advertised perks are available to anyone outside of San Francisco
Despite being a "people" company, many decisions have recently been made for completely the wrong reasons - and they're just plain stupid to the average bystander.
It was very difficult to ever have full faith in the senior management team - in typical startup style, this was made up of mainly of 20-somethings with only a year or two of work-experience.
In the past year, I noticed the average quality of new hires dropping significantly - to the point where several "IT specialists" were unable to understand BASIC IT principles.
The "Culture" of Airbnb is regulary trampled all over by the senior management.

Advice to Management

Das Unternehmen sollte die guten Leute, die da sind, ordentlich behandeln, und damit aufhören, Idioten einzustellen.

Treat the good people you already have properly, and stop hiring idiots.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Great place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Airbnb full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Autonomy, smart and nice colleagues, free food! I really enjoying coming to work everyday. I feel like I am adding value and I also feel like I am being valued.

    Cons

    With all high growth companies, it's sometimes hard to locate resources and to know what is going on in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Don't f up the culture! Keep hiring great people, but also increase efforts to retain the great people you have hired.


  2. Joined in 2013 and it just keeps getting better

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Airbnb full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Incredible mission driven culture.
    Access to mentorship and a team that appreciates its people and fosters personal growth.
    Tough, unprecedented challenges means we have much leeway to come up with creative solutions, and to be nimble and entrepreneurial.

    Cons

    Hypergrowth means things change very quickly. With tons of new faces, new projects, and quick deadlines, no two days look the same. This isn't bad, necessarily, but the pace can be exhausting if you don't set work-life boundaries and take care of yourself. And if you don't flourish in a work environment that's as frenetic as ours, you will probably not flourish here.

    Advice to Management

    There is an incredible commitment to transparency among E-Staff, and I am really grateful for that. Keep up the great work, and thanks for your honesty and insigh.


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