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Helpful (2)

Airbnb employees top to bottom are very passionate about the product.

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Former Intern - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Airbnb as an intern (Less than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Employees are young and outgoing. The product is going through rapid expansion. The benefits and food services provided are extremely comprehensive.

Cons

There are some growing pains associated with the very rapid growth of the development team. Bottlenecks of few individuals that truly understand the stack are starting to form and a level of bureaucracy is starting to set in with attempts to maintain a cohesive experience.

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  1. Helpful (25)

    Poor Pay, Poor Management, Poor Outlook

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

    I worked at Airbnb full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People, dogs, coffee, food, nice technology.

    Cons

    Management is young, naive and ignorant. Lateral hires happen more than interviews and merit hires. Everyone is young... Kids running an adult business.

    Advice to Management

    Fire half your staff and hire actual managers


  2. Helpful (20)

    Airbnb does not understand the REAL value of the freelance Photogrpahers.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Photographer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Photographer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Airbnb as a contractor (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to shoot.

    Cons

    The Company is making a mint. Their profits can be directly connected to the beautiful Photography of the pro shooters. The value Airbnb puts on that Photography is a pittance. They have contributed to crushing the value of great imagery. $ 50/shoot started with them. In addition, the Photographers are most often the ONLY point person the host meets. The Photographers must represent the Brand professionally, and are not paid to do so.

    Advice to Management

    Pay a proper rate for the value of the imagery. One idea would be to tie the gross income of a hosts listing to the expert photographer who shot it. By creating great images, the value of the listing grows. The Photographer would be paid a fair residual, based upon the success of the host. This would then off the Photographer an real incentive to shoot well, and Airbnb would pay a fair wage. $ 50/ shoot is NOT fair.


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