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Airbnb Overview

Website www.airbnb.com
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 5001 to 10000 Employees
Founded 2008
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone.

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    Today we are thrilled to share the news that Airbnb has scored 100% on the Human Rights Campaign's 2016 Corporate Equality Index, earning us the designation as a "Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality" alongside 391 other U.S. companies.

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Airbnb – Why Work For Us?

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone or tablet.

Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.


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CTO & Co-Founder

Nathan is the co-founder and CTO at Airbnb. He oversees the technical strategy of the company, and is dedicated to building a team of world-class engineers to keep Airbnb at the forefront of the industry. Nathan became an entrepreneur early on running a business while he was in high school, selling to clients in more than 20 countries. He received a degree in Computer Science from Harvard University and held several engineering positions with Microsoft, OPNET Technologies and Batiq before becoming a co-founder at Airbnb.

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CEO & Co-Founder

Brian is the co-founder and CEO at Airbnb. He drives the company's vision, strategy and growth as it provides interesting and unique ways for people to travel and changes the lives of its community. Under Brian's leadership, Airbnb stands at the forefront of the sharing economy, and has expanded to over 1,000,000 listings in 190 countries. Brian met co-founder Joe Gebbia at the Rhode Island School of Design where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in industrial design.

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CPO & Co-Founder

Joe is the co-founder and CPO at Airbnb. He leads the product team in creating meaningful experiences through intuitive design, and oversees Airbnb's brand and product development. Joe draws on his previous experience as a designer at Chronicle Books, as well as his development of a green design site and several consumer products. He earned dual degrees in Graphic Design and Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he met co-founder Brian Chesky.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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    One of the most collaborative, innovative, and exciting places to work!

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    Open-minded workplace with a deep sense of humility and passion. Strong set of core value that promote a generally positive work atmosphere. Upper management is very mindful of long-term growth and development. The food program is unrivaled and very well balanced. Every meal is made in-house with a variety of options (ie vegetarian, gluten-free, etc). Difference is truly embraced and celebrated here.


    Growth in this company is incredibly fast, scaling at this pace can sometimes be a challenge for management.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Airbnb (San Francisco, CA) in September 2015.


    Is man kind? Turns out, not really. I was blown away when I visited the office. Such a beautiful, open space with lots of natural light. The people I met were cheerful and came across as genuinely nice. These were people whom I honestly wanted to work with. They affirmed every one of my beliefs that it is possible to work in the Bay Area for a company that cares about its employees and with people who care about more things in the world than just maximizing profits. The birds were singing that morning, the sky was blue, the breeze was gentle... A day later, I learned that I had been rejected for the position. Hmm...that was a bit unexpected, but fair enough. That's life. Lots of disappointments and then a few successes every so often. I can live with that. When I asked for feedback, though, I was surprised to learn that the reason for the rejection was a set of trivial points about non-issues. Let me demonstrate: if a question asks, "What is 2+2?" a human who is in control of his or her faculties would answer, "Four, professor. The answer is four." The comment I got back for that answer was that it "was an ordinary answer that didn't push the envelope." Folks, we're not designing the next servo controller for NASA here. Now this was a technical interview--not one of those lateral thinking interviews where you're asked hypotheticals and expected to think out of the box, so the actual question was about coding. Out of respect for the NDA that I signed, I won't share the actual question. Obviously, those weren't the real reasons for the rejection. The post-interview experience left a sour taste in my mouth. It left with me with the sense that Airbnb hires like a fraternity picks its members--based on who they like. It's awfully subjective and a waste of time and energy for applicants who might not know any better. Basically, if one person doesn't like you for whatever reason then he or she can veto your application. What a shame. It's experiences like this that turn idealists into cynics.

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