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Airbnb Overview

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San Francisco, CA (US)
5001 to 10000 employees
2008
Company - Private
Hotel & Resorts
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors

Vrbo, Booking.com

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.

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Airbnb Reviews

  • "Very nice company with awesome core values, but limited salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Airbnb full-time

    Pros

    nice colleagues, good core values, respect employees

    Cons

    limited career development and salary, is not like and Internet company very much

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Airbnb Interviews

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    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Airbnb (San Francisco, CA (US)).

    Interview

    An Airbnb recruiter reached out. After an initial introductory phone call, they sent me the take-home assignment.

    I spent 20 hours in this assignment to later be rejected with a generic email, and no further answers to my questions for feedback.

    Interview Questions

    • You need to complete the take-home assignment within 72 hours. You can only send a PDF, if you want to send them your code, you have to embed it within the PDF. All other companies I've interviewed with want you to send them your code.

      Compared to those other companies' assignments, Airbnb's was much more on the statistical side, hypothesis testing mostly.

      I took time off from work to complete this assignment and ended up spending about 20 hours over the course of 3 days. When I've put that much work and energy into an assignment, I've always passed.

      Airbnb took over a week to respond to my submission, where I had to follow up with unresponsive recruiters.

      When the answer finally came, it was a canned rejection email. I requested feedback that would help me do better next time. They never replied.

      After this experience, I don't want to interview with them for another position, nor recommend this company to anyone on my network.

      Rejection happens all the time and I don't expect to succeed in every interview; but I think candidates that have clearly put in the work, deserve at least some feedback, or a phone call.   Answer Question
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Airbnb Awards & Accolades

  • Excellence in Brand Awareness, Marketing Excellence Awards, 2015
  • Best Integrated Campaign, Travel Marketing Awards, 2016
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