Airbnb - Great community, disappointing company. | Glassdoor.ca
  1. "Great community, disappointing company."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The community is inspiring and Airbnb offers a great experience for most guests. Most staff really care about the world around them. Some incredibly smart and inspiring people used to work here, and a few of them are still around.

    Cons

    Large, slow moving bureaucracy. Completely impersonal experience as an employee. Real lack of strategic focus or understanding of users from middle management. Highly political culture. Complete misalignment of organisational design vs. problems that need to be solved. Very far from meritocratic. Not enough people with experience of making genuine impact when dealing with uncertainty. Collective decision making is worse here than in any other company I have ever encountered. Fear driven decision making.

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    Airbnb2020-01-17
  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Parts Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    postive work culture, feel really well taken care of

    Cons

    Very fast paced, culture is shifting really rapidly

    Airbnb2020-01-07
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great community oriented company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and focus on community and society. Many different teams and areas to develop your interests and grow your strengths. Great benefits and perks if you are working in one of the main offices or based in SF.

    Cons

    With an IPO in the future there is a lot of red tape that requires extensive time to get things done with lots of hands involved in the pot. Not the same perks and opportunities when based in a remote office or working remotely.

    Airbnb2020-02-19

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