Airbnb Reviews

Updated Jun 4, 2020

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4.0
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Airbnb CEO & Co-Founder Brian Chesky
Brian Chesky
256 Ratings
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  • "Too many people being hired, which means that work life balance is great (i(in 65 reviews)

  • "Typical growing pains for our size, honestly(in 35 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing culture and work-life balance"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - University Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Airbnb full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Airbnb has the most amazing company culture. People are mission and values-driven, are incredibly intelligent and very collaborative. You're able to have work-life balance and contribute to broader company initiatives based on your interest.

    Cons

    Given the size and age of the company, it's still working on scaling itself and being streamlined internally.

    Airbnb2020-05-25
  2. "Great place to work!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Airbnb full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture, great people, great mission

    Cons

    Could improve on growth opportunities as it felt very limited.

    Airbnb2020-06-03
  3. "Amazing company to work for, but becoming very corporate"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategic Partnerships Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Airbnb full-time

    Pros

    Airbnb core values and overall treatment of employees

    Cons

    Becoming very corporate and onesided

    Airbnb2020-06-02
  4. "General info"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Airbnb full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good leadership open to ideas and support.

    Cons

    Long hours, fast pace. Hard to maintain a good life work balance.

    Airbnb2020-06-01
  5. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Data Scientist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Airbnb full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly, interesting problems, great people

    Cons

    passive aggressive behaviors, expectation can be unclear

    Airbnb2020-05-27
  6. "Great team, little direction"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claims Specialist in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Airbnb full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Incredible talent, amazing work culture, excellently marketed mission, engaging work

    Cons

    blitz scaling causes changes without direction or proper communication in team structure or process.

    Airbnb2020-05-28
  7. "A Fantastic Company"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pilot Perfect Scale Specialist in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Airbnb full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun work environment, outstanding benefits and perks, positive company culture, company values throughout

    Cons

    Lack of diversity, difficult to find upward mobility, as a young company there is a lot to work out

    Airbnb2020-05-21
  8. "So sorry to have parted ways. An incredible work experience."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor, Pilot Perfect Scale in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mission-driven, community-centric company and employees, that really embody the company's core values. Outstanding benefits, compensation, and work experience. Super talented, smart, dedicated, and funny folks.

    Cons

    Hyper growth atmosphere would often come with shifting priorities, lack of role or career clarity, and efforts that fall outside one's core work.

    Airbnb2020-05-19
  9. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Social Media Coordinator in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Airbnb full-time

    Pros

    This is a great place to gain experience.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons.

    Airbnb2020-05-18
  10. Helpful (1)

    "It was a good run"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Growth Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Airbnb full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - great people, total compensation, and perks

    Cons

    - not very risk aversed. - recent layoffs. - under-resourced (pre-layoffs) - lack of understanding from senior leadership on customer-centric marketing. - lots of confusion between brand and performance marketing.

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    Airbnb2020-05-29
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