Airbnb San Francisco Reviews

Updated Sep 15, 2020

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Airbnb CEO & Co-Founder Brian Chesky
Brian Chesky
263 Ratings
  1. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Amazing company, but "Kumbaya"culture trips up creating an efficient work place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiting Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay & outstanding office space before Covid-19 Layoffs

    Cons

    Culture of "Belonging" empowered ineffective people & ideas to gain more traction than they should have because speaking out against lackluster ideas could be seen as against company culture/values

  2. "great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great team and fun place to work!

    Cons

    lack of career development and some managers were not incredibly supportive


  3. "Awesome environment"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have learned a ton, great salary

    Cons

    None, everything is great here

  4. "Airbnb Review"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Administrative Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Airbnb full-time

    Pros

    Great culture at Airbnb, we really live the mission.

    Cons

    Internal mobility can be difficult to achieve

  5. "Trust but verify"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Lead Editor in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Airbnb

    Pros

    The people, the culture, the lunches.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  6. COVID-19
    Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Caring coworkers Great leaders Beautiful office space Delicious and healthy food/snacks Great product

    Cons

    Career mobility is difficult COVID-19 hit the business hard Layoffs impacted culture

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  7. "Awesome Experience"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Project Researcher in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Airbnb for less than a year

    Pros

    A lot of learning opportunities in the company

    Cons

    Hard to convert to full time

  8. "Mission Driven and room for growth"

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

    I have been working at Airbnb full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Creativity is encouraged - Opportunities for growth

    Cons

    - Friction between mission and business

  9. "All in all, a fantastic company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wholesome company culture + Intelligent and goodhearted coworkers

    Cons

    Reorgs are common and can be disruptive to work projects

  10. "Be aware of what contracting can actually mean"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Photo Content Producer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Airbnb for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Opportunities to work on big projects, resources available to try things other companies might be weary to try, pay was good

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and transparency about the infamous "headcount" and the general relationship with contract (employed by third party) labor. Lots of walls up to keep contractors and employees separate in a company that touts togetherness as apart of their mission statement.

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