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Airbnb Overview

San Francisco, CA (US)
5001 to 10000 employees
2008
Company - Private
Hotels, Motels, & Resorts
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Founded in 2008, Airbnb exists to create a world where anyone can belong anywhere, providing healthy travel that is local, authentic, diverse, inclusive and sustainable. Airbnb uniquely leverages technology to economically empower millions of people around the world to unlock ... Read more

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.

undefinedFounded 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.

undefinedNathan Blecharczyk
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.

undefinedBrian Chesky
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.

undefinedJoe Gebbia
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

Come explore luxury at it's finest with us!

Sales and Concierge services : Are available round-the-clock to  handle all the details, from last-minute itinerary changes to exquisite local experiences.

Luxury properties are : Equipped with high-end amenities in the world’s most stunning locations, each one of our 4000+ villas is carefully handpicked using a 240+ checklist.

Best rate guarantee: Because we value are guests  time, we offer price matching on our luxury villas so you can rest assured that you’re getting the best value

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.


Embrace the Adventure

We have fun welcoming uncertainty. We master chaos through flexibility and youthful curiosity.

Be a "Cereal" Entrepreneur

Everyone is creative. Think scary big. Volunteer for impossible situations. Get things done.

 



Building at Airbnb

Airbnb is the world's largest marketplace for space, and we keep getting bigger every day. With 500 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.

Pixelwax

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.

       

Diversity and Belonging 

One of the ways we’ve levered inclusion within the office is by launching Airfinity Groups, which are employee resource groups (ERGs). These are volunteer led groups for underrepresented employees - with shared characteristics, identities and life experiences - and allies.

These groups are valuable to the workspace as they reinforce the Diversity and Belonging team’s organizational core principles - which are to create support systems and safe spaces, empower employees with professional and personal development, support recruitment with relevant diversity initiatives and build on our business of belonging anywhere - in an informal way.

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    Pros

    Love Airbnb's mission and product. They really value you here.

    Cons

    Sales is very competitive and stressful, but very high payout in the end if you work hard.

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Airbnb Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Airbnb (Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)) in January-2015.

    Interview

    J'ai postulé en spontané via leur site d'embauche en novembre 2014. Alors que je n'y pensais plus du tout, j'ai eu un retour de leur part début janvier. La 2e étape constitue en un HireArt, c'est à dire 7 questions, auxquelles il faut répondre soit par vidéo, soit par texte. Questions diverses comme : "avez-vous déjà aidé quelqu'un sans y etre obligé ?", "quel est le plus dur emploi que vous ayez fait ?" "comment couper un cake en 8 parts égales avec juste 3 coupes ?", etc. Une semaine plus tard, email de convocation à leur siège à Dublin. Malheureusement, je n'ai pu m'y rendre pour obligations personnelles...

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    • "avez-vous déjà aidé quelqu'un sans y etre obligé ?", "quel est le plus dur emploi que vous ayez fait ?" "comment couper un cake en 8 parts égales avec juste 3 coupes ?"   1 Answer
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Airbnb Awards & Accolades

  • Excellence in Brand Awareness, Marketing Excellence Awards, 2015
  • Best Integrated Campaign, Travel Marketing Awards, 2016
  • Culture Media, Sport & Travel Marketing Communications Campaign of the Year, PR Moment Awards, 2016
  • Winner in Financial Services, The Shory Award, 2016
  • Work Happy 100 - Large Enterprise, Jobbio, 2019
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