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Airbnb Overview

San Francisco, CA (US)
5001 to 10000 employees
2008
Company - Private
Hotel & 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

Company Updates

  • Introducing Airbnb Adventures! A new collection of bucket list worthy multi-day experiences hosted by local experts that take intimate groups to epic, off-the-beaten-path locations and immerses them in unique cultures and communities.

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    Introducing Airbnb Adventures

    Today we're unveiling Airbnb Adventures - an expansion of Airbnb Experiences that includes the incredible opportunity for daring guests to channel their inner Phileas Fogg and travel Around the World in 80 Days.

  • Airbnb APAC is growing: Off-the-beaten-track destinations in APAC experiencing explosive Airbnb growth read more here:
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    Off-the-beaten-track destinations in APAC experiencing explosive Airbnb growth

    Today, at the PATA Annual Summit in the Philippines, Airbnb announced new data that highlights how the Airbnb community is growing tourism in off-the-beaten-track destinations across Asia Pacific, and helping to disperse the benefits of tourism beyond big cities and major tourism hotspots.

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Airbnb – Why Work For Us?


Nathan Blecharczyk
Co-Founder, CSO, Chairman of Airbnb China

Nathan Blecharczyk is the co-founder, Chief Strategy Officer, and Chairman of Airbnb China. Nathan plays a leading role in driving key strategic initiatives across the global business. Previously he oversaw the creation of Airbnb’s engineering, data science, and performance marketing teams. Nathan became an entrepreneur in his youth, running a business while he was in high school that sold to clients in more than 20 countries. He earned a degree in Computer Science from Harvard University and held several engineering positions before co-founding Airbnb. As a guest, Nathan has stayed in hundreds of homes using Airbnb and he is also a host in San Francisco, where he lives with his family.

Brian Chesky
Co-founder, CEO, Head of Community

Brian Chesky is the co-founder, Head of Community, and CEO of Airbnb, which he started with Joe Gebbia and Nathan Blecharczyk in 2008. Brian sets the company’s strategy to connect people to unique travel experiences, and drives Airbnb’s mission to create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. Originally from New York, Brian graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design.

Joe Gebbia
Co-Founder & CPO

Joe Gebbia is the co-founder and CPO of Airbnb, serving on the Board of Directors and Executive staff, while leading Samara, Airbnb’s in-house design and innovation studio. An entrepreneur from an early age, Airbnb’s groundbreaking service began in his San Francisco apartment and spread to nearly 5 million listings in more than 191+ countries, creating a new economy for thousands of people around the world. He is involved in crafting the company culture, shaping the design aesthetic, and innovating future growth opportunities. Joe has spoken globally about both entrepreneurship and design, and received numerous distinctions such as the Inc 30 under 30 and Fortune 40 under 40. His lifelong appreciation for art and design led him to the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where he earned dual degrees in Graphic Design and Industrial Design. Gebbia now serves on the institution’s Board of Trustees.

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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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Algiers (Algeria)
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Airbnb (Algiers (Algeria)) in June 2018.

    Interview

    Le processus etait comme suit :
    Un interview par skype où il fallait parler de son experience précèdente et un coding challenge par trop difficile vu que c'est juste la premiere etape de selection.
    Après ça, j'ai eu 5 interviews :
    1 coding challenge.
    1 coding challenge interactif avec l'intervieweur.
    1 challenge de conception.
    1 discussion où il fallait expliquer un projet précédent.
    1 discussion avec un intervieweur non technique au cours de laquelle on m'a interrogé sur mon expérience ainsi que ma manière d'interagir avec les personnes de mon entourage.

    Interview Questions

    • Given a dictionary, and a matrix of letters, find all the words in the matrix that are in the dictionary.   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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