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Airbnb Overview

San Francisco, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
2008
Company - Private
Internet
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Founded in 2008, Airbnb exists to create a world where anyone can belong anywhere, providing healthy travel that is local, authentic, diverse, inclusive and sustainable. Airbnb uniquely leverages technology to economically empower millions of people around the world to unlock ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2017 (#35), 2016 (#1)

Top CEOs: 2015 (#48)

Company Updates

  • COVID-19

    Airbnb’s enhanced cleaning protocol—the first overarching standardized guidelines for cleaning and sanitization in the home sharing industry—is now available to support hosts and governments in advance of reopening communities for travel.

  • Airbnb’s mission is to create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. Discrimination and bias directly contravene our mission. While we have taken a number of steps over the last five years to address discrimination in our community and further diversify our company and community, we have yet to meet the high standards we set for ourselves.

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Airbnb – Why Work With Us?


Nathan Blecharczyk
Co-Founder, CSO, Chairman of Airbnb China

Nathan Blecharczyk is the co-founder, Chief Strategy Officer, and Chairman of Airbnb China. Nathan plays a leading role in driving key strategic initiatives across the global business. Previously he oversaw the creation of Airbnb’s engineering, data science, and performance marketing teams. Nathan became an entrepreneur in his youth, running a business while he was in high school that sold to clients in more than 20 countries. He earned a degree in Computer Science from Harvard University and held several engineering positions before co-founding Airbnb. As a guest, Nathan has stayed in hundreds of homes using Airbnb and he is also a host in San Francisco, where he lives with his family.

Brian Chesky
Co-founder, CEO, Head of Community

Brian Chesky is the co-founder, Head of Community, and CEO of Airbnb, which he started with Joe Gebbia and Nathan Blecharczyk in 2008. Brian sets the company’s strategy to connect people to unique travel experiences, and drives Airbnb’s mission to create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. Originally from New York, Brian graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design.

Joe Gebbia
Co-Founder & CPO

Joe Gebbia is the co-founder and CPO of Airbnb, serving on the Board of Directors and Executive staff, while leading Samara, Airbnb’s in-house design and innovation studio. An entrepreneur from an early age, Airbnb’s groundbreaking service began in his San Francisco apartment and spread to nearly 5 million listings in more than 191+ countries, creating a new economy for thousands of people around the world. He is involved in crafting the company culture, shaping the design aesthetic, and innovating future growth opportunities. Joe has spoken globally about both entrepreneurship and design, and received numerous distinctions such as the Inc 30 under 30 and Fortune 40 under 40. His lifelong appreciation for art and design led him to the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where he earned dual degrees in Graphic Design and Industrial Design. Gebbia now serves on the institution’s Board of Trustees.

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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University Recruiting at Airbnb

We're listeners and advocates, mentors and hosts. We view students as individuals, the recruiting process as a shared adventure, and decisions as conversations. Our mission is to open Airbnb's doors to the next class of interns and new grads who are ready for a life-changing experience and excited to create a world of belonging.

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New Graduates

At Airbnb, we look for new grads who are ready to dive into our codebase and have an immediate impact on our product and the millions of lives it touches. Our exponential growth over the past year has come with immense technical challenges. As a new grad, you will be trusted with diverse, critical projects, and you'll be empowered to build tools, features, and infrastructure, often from scratch. We welcome technically agile new grads who are passionate about reimagining the travel industry and who seek to be part of a company that's creating a new kind of global community.

Engineering Intern Program

During your twelve weeks as an engineering Airtern, you'll be integrated into a team where you'll write and ship challenging projects to develop new features on our platform, strengthen our infrastructure, and delight our community of guests and hosts. Your manager, team, and our incredible Airfamily will strive to be superhosts for you during your summer with us. We'll provide the support, mentorship, fun, and real world experience needed to accelerate your learning and make a real impact on our product, as we revolutionize what it means to Belong Anywhere in the world.

Belong at Airbnb

We believe that embracing differences within Airbnb's teams is key to promoting innovation and accessibility in our global community. We seek to host employees who express a diversity of cultures, interests, thinking, and identities. Just like each listing is unique, so is each person, and we work to build a culture where everyone can belong and thrive.

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Airbnb Reviews

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    Former Employee - Legal Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Legal Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Airbnb full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    More perks than you probably need, but that's never an issue, is it?

    Cons

    Could be more a bit more diverse, but that's not uncommon, and they are really working on it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing, because it really works.

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Airbnb Photos

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Airbnb Interviews

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    Interview

    Three rounds for 30 minutes. I was called by the recruiter who then informed me about the role and set up interviews with three different team members. 2/3 interviews were with the team, and 1/3 of the interview was with a non-team member. Interviews were very standard and straightforward.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you managed conflict at work.   1 Answer
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Airbnb Awards & Accolades

  • Excellence in Brand Awareness, Marketing Excellence Awards, 2015
  • Best Integrated Campaign, Travel Marketing Awards, 2016
  • Culture Media, Sport & Travel Marketing Communications Campaign of the Year, PR Moment Awards, 2016
  • Winner in Financial Services, The Shory Award, 2016
  • Work Happy 100 - Large Enterprise, Jobbio, 2019
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Pledges & Certifications

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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