Airbnb Software Engineer Reviews

Updated Sep 8, 2020

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Airbnb CEO & Co-Founder Brian Chesky
Brian Chesky
46 Ratings
  1. "Awesome environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

  2. "growing pains that seem to go on forever"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    a great mission, a dedicated CEO, good compensation, interesting engineering work can be found

    Cons

    REALLY bad management at all layers, technically immature and bad tech debt decisions will affect the company for years, concerned about poor leadership / toxic orgs

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  3. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Software Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Airbnb for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, good food, good colleagues

    Cons

    Nothing I can think about at this moment

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Airbnb full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, good team

    Cons

    IPO is always two years away

  5. "Huge changes over past few years"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Airbnb full-time

    Pros

    great people. do a lot of good.

    Cons

    recently there has been a strong focus on hotels and pro hosts.

  6. "Slowing growth"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Positive, fun culture. Lots of smart coworkers.

    Cons

    The company's growth was slowing, without any clear strategy of how to reverse the trend.

  7. "nice"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I feel like working in airbnb is great.

    Cons

    Overall is not as organized as FAANG

  8. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Airbnb full-time

    Pros

    company culture with the 4 core values

    Cons

    might have some features common to startups

  9. COVID-19

    "Software Engineer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Culture, food, experiences, fun times all around

    Cons

    I joined during covid so that’s definitely a downside.

  10. "Good company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Airbnb full-time

    Pros

    Food is very good. especially breakfast.

    Cons

    Lot of chinese people and no diversity.

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