Compare Airbnb vs Close BETA

See how working at Airbnb vs. Close compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Airbnb vs. Close. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Airbnb

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Close

Employee Ratings

  • Close scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 387 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.8
(based on 20 reviews)
Close employees rated their Overall Rating 0.7 higher than Airbnb employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Career Opportunities
4.4
Close employees rated their Career Opportunities 1.0 higher than Airbnb employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
Compensation & Benefits
4.4
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.1
Work-life balance
4.7
Close employees rated their Work-life balance 0.6 higher than Airbnb employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
4.7
Close employees rated their Senior Management 1.4 higher than Airbnb employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.3
Culture & Values
4.8
Close employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than Airbnb employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Airbnb Ceo Brian Chesky
85%
85%Brian Chesky
CEO Approval
Close Ceo Steli Efti
90%
90%Steli Efti
Close employees rated their CEO Approval 5% higher than Airbnb employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
79%
% Recommend to a friend
94%
Close employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 15% higher than Airbnb employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
52%
Positive Business Outlook
94%
Close employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 42% higher than Airbnb employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Airbnb has 1,511 more total submitted salaries than Close.
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What Employees Say

  • "Great culture" was the most mentioned Pro at Airbnb.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Airbnb.
Pros
Pros
"Great culture"(in 66 reviews)
"Free food"(in 57 reviews)
There aren't enough reviews matching this company to generate pros and cons.
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 70 reviews)
"Growing pains"(in 36 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Operations Supervisor

I worked at Airbnb full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

- Great Benefits - Creative, driven, and hard working colleagues - Global teams = diverse perspectives - Focused on growth mindset leadership - Great for beginning and mid career growth.

Cons

- Since it's global, it never "shuts off" - meetings can sometimes be early or late in the day - Extremely fast paced, decisions sometimes made w/o consults, or decision not made because too many... "cooks in the kitchen" - If you are outside of the SF offices, it can be sometimes hard to connect with other staff.

Advice to Management

Please continue to focus on diverse hiring, more women, LGBTQIA+, and POC in leadership roles (including the board and all the way up to E-Staff).

Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

I have been working at Close full-time for more than a year

Pros

The company culture is really great. There's a culture around transparency and no BS. No wasting time sitting in pointless meetings. If you think something needs to change, you're encouraged to say... so. If you feel you need clarification on something (e.g. during a presentation), you're encouraged to ask. Decisions are data driven. Discussions are productive and focused on outcomes. The people I work will really are professionals and are fantastic to work with. There's nobody who could leave and I wouldn't care (and this definitely wasn't true in some previous places I've worked). I feel like I'm trusted and empowered to actually do the work that needs to be done. There's enough difficult problems that there's always something interesting to work on. I think I've literally used this phase when talking to some former colleagues: "Turns out sometimes the grass actually is greener."

Cons

None really to speak of. I feel comfortable having frank conversations about anything that comes up, and these usually turn into collaborative discussions about "how can we solve this problem?".

Advice to Management

Keep building a house we want to live in, and keep up the good work.

Job Postings

Airbnb has 41 more recently posted open jobs than Close.