Compare Airbnb vs Square BETA

See how working at Airbnb vs. Square 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. Square. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Airbnb

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Square

Employee Ratings

  • Square 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 409 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 620 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
4.1
Square employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.8 higher than Airbnb employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.0
Work-life balance
4.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
3.9
Square employees rated their Senior Management 0.6 higher than Airbnb employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.1
Culture & Values
4.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Airbnb Ceo Brian Chesky
86%
86%Brian Chesky
CEO Approval
Square Ceo Jack Dorsey
90%
90%Jack Dorsey
Square employees rated their CEO Approval 4% higher than Airbnb employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
80%
% Recommend to a friend
85%
Square employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 5% higher than Airbnb employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
57%
Positive Business Outlook
82%
Square employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 24% higher than Airbnb employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Airbnb has 354 more total submitted salaries than Square.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer610 Salaries
$182,758/yr
Customer Experience Specialist29 Salaries
$21/hr
Product Manager27 Salaries
$172,928/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer324 Salaries
$150,570/yr
Customer Success Advocate32 Salaries
$21/hr
Product Manager31 Salaries
$141,037/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Great culture" was the most mentioned Pro at Airbnb.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Square.
  • Airbnb had 46 more reviews than Square that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
  • Airbnb had 8 more reviews than Square that mentioned "Growing pains" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Great culture"(in 73 reviews)
"Free food"(in 62 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 53 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 34 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 70 reviews)
"Growing pains"(in 37 reviews)
Cons
"Growing pains"(in 29 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 24 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 - N/A

I have been working at Square full-time

Pros

People first mentality Benefits are great Flexible WFH

Cons

Still struggling to find identity in the Enterprise space

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work on product

Job Postings

Square has 805 more recently posted open jobs than Airbnb.