Airbnb Employee Reviews about "free food"

Updated Dec 8, 2020

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Airbnb CEO & Co-Founder Brian Chesky
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  • "great culture that helps you remain competitive(in 73 reviews)

  • "Delicious and healthy free food(in 62 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic culture and people, limited career outside HQ"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic work culture and employees Quarterly travel credit Free food/alcohol Amazing workspaces Dog Friendly Frequent fun events

    Cons

    Limited career growth outside of SF and Dublin Tenured employees are nearly impossible to fire, even w poor production Startup mentality/disorganization for a semi-established business Vocal minority of extremely entitled employees

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  2. COVID-19
    Helpful (12)

    "Disorganized, naive, hopeful, immature"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Regulatory Response Associate in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    (Pre COVID-19) Free food, 3% 401k matching, decent stock options (if the company ever goes public), decent PTO options, flexible managers, dogs in the office, cool office space, diverse, travel benefits, mental health benefits

    Cons

    Very disorganized, most employees have never had a corporate job and very much act like they're straight out of college, does not value introverts, weak WFH policy, dogs in the office, lots of money spent on office space, loud place to work (not great if you like a more peaceful or serious work environment), defensive toward anyone questioning policy or procedure, poor training

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  3. "Great experience"

    4.0
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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Airbnb for more than a year

    Pros

    Free food, if you have a great team then you’ll have a good time, off sites

    Cons

    Management looks down on contractors and offer little to no acknowledgement

  4. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible leadership"

    1.0
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    Current Contractor - Learning Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Airbnb for less than a year

    Pros

    They waste tons of money so pay is good and you get free food.

    Cons

    Airbnb needs a change in leadership on all levels. They continue to keep poor performers and many of the "leaders" are failures. I our team of contractors experienced bullying, labor law violations, and projects that regularly when nowhere. Contractors do a bulk of the work, yet are treated as second class citizens. Also, they are a facade of a company. The CEO makes wild promises and has made good on none of them. The office is expensively decorated but nothing works and there are not enough bathrooms, conference rooms or places to store personal items. I do not recommend working for Airbnb in ANY capacity as they do not care about their employees at all.

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  5. "Awful leadership, but team itself was amazing"

    2.0
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    Former Contractor - Design Reviewer On Plus in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Airbnb for more than a year

    Pros

    Free food (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) Work remote as needed Beautiful office with amazing work spaces Fairly diverse (Though could be better...) Fun off-sites, office activities (first thursday experiences), fun office environment (Contractors were allowed on off-sites on our team, though it may vary within Airbnb)

    Cons

    Leadership was awful and didn't care about our team. Contractors are treated as less than by full-timers Awful fraternity bro culture on parts of the larger team that made a lot of people uncomfortable. No room for growth. I saw someone work extremely hard and be strung along to get converted to a full timer and then get screwed over. "Belonging" a huge theme but the few people that did represent the core values of Airbnb were very underappreciated. Low pay

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great starting position... Not great advancement opportunity"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Community Organizer in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perfect for those who like to travel and have a flexible schedule. Free food, great benefits, wonderful work culture. Plenty of chances to work cross functionally outside of the Public Policy department

    Cons

    Upward mobility is nearly impossible for this role. In 4 years, only 3 people have been promoted from this position into a more senior position.

  7. "Free food"

    5.0
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    Former Freelancer - Cook in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Airbnb for less than a year

    Pros

    Free food and good hours

    Cons

    The bathrooms are very small

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  8. Helpful (29)

    "Explosive growth with an excellent culture and mission!"

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

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

    Pros

    Summary: I'm really happy here and it's the best job I've ever had. That said, details: 1. People: The people here are really smart, really nice, and really accommodating of healthy work/life balance which is CRAZY important for longevity and long-term happiness. The people are a pleasure to work with, they're helpful, knowledgeable, and REALLY passionate about the company. I have an amazing Manager who advocates for me and it's been such a great experience. 2. Projects: The projects here are those you can't find elsewhere simply because Airbnb is a one-of-a-kind company. A lot of the operational problems we're building and fixing haven't been navigated before. You have a chance to create new processes, projects, and impact in this industry. 3. Culture: This place is serious about its culture or "Core Values": do the right thing, advance the mission, don't backstab, don't throw people under the bus, and stand up for the underdog. To give you an idea of the kind of people we want: one of our people raised $20 million for immigrant kids separated from their parents on Facebook-- the largest fundraiser in Facebook's history. 4. Benefits + Compensation: They'll comp you properly, trust me. Airbnb gives a generous total compensation package with lots of stock, fully covered health care/dental/vision for you, $500 in Airbnb credits per quarter, free food (breakfast/lunch/dinner), and all the cool Silicon Valley perks. 5. Flexibility: Work from home, work remotely, take PTO-- just make sure your projects get done. A+++ on this.

    Cons

    1. Disorganization: Hyper growth mode has created some disorganization and issues with accountability. It can be difficult to get things done with random PTOs and a softer culture when it comes to communication. 2. Career advancement: Upward mobility/ career advancement expectations can be slow or unclear because of the disorganization. You have to advocate for yourself and develop a great relationship with your manager. 3. Liquidity: Airbnb isn't a public company so those looking to sell their stocks need to wait for a liquidity event or for the company to IPO. As much as stocks are great, they can't pay the bills so giving employees more opportunity to cash out is important for those of us who aren't billionaires. FYI leadership listened to this complaint and they recently gave us a new way to cash out some of our stock + comp which is a great start.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Security Analyst"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Security Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fulfilling work. Consistent hours. Decent starting pay for San Francisco. Free food. Good referance on the resume for later work.

    Cons

    Commuting can be terrible. Parking is a problem for a company that owns so many buildings, it seems like they could aquire the local lots. Hopefully aquisition of the latest building will reduce the problem with the lot on the roof.

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  10. Helpful (48)

    "Decent company, poorly run engineering org"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Visually appealing office - Good salary and benefits - Free food - Company has a good external reputation, solid growth potential

    Cons

    - More of a hospitality company than a tech company. Engineering isn't a core part of the culture, and it shows in the quality and visibility of the team's work. - Systems receive low traffic levels (compared to those in search, ads, social networking, etc.), so little need to improve efficiency or innovate in the backend space - Weak engineering leadership that won't make hard technical decisions, push through cross-team initiatives like SOA - Senior IC promotions and external hires based more on visibility than technical skill and impact - Steady stream of departures by strong engineers and managers - Culture of niceness and praise to the extreme. Hard to provide constructive feedback, push back against bad projects. - Cramped, noisy desk areas with low-quality monitors and office furniture - Below average meals and snacks

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