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 76 reviews)

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

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  • "The working hours required are hard to balance work life balance(in 70 reviews)

  • "Airbnb's hypergrowth has caused growing pains at times and being an employee means that you're along for that ride and all that comes along with it(in 37 reviews)

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    Why does MBB pay Data scientists who do ML so poorly? The average DS comp is 250-350K with a few years of experience but MBB only pay 150K maybe. Top tier tech companies like Airbnb, Snap, Netflix would pay 450-550K with 4-5YOE and a MS degree. Why do MBB not pay top compensation for Data Science/ML? Seems like consulting in general doesn’t even pay 25% for these skills which are rare to find yet they’re getting paid 🥜 only 150K-200K max at MBB at the consultant level.How do they retain talent?

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    1. 1.0
      Former Contractor, less than 1 year

      Don't do it

      Dec 8, 2020 - Community Organizer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There is free food in the office.

      Cons

      Pretty much everything else about it.

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great, BUT...

      Dec 30, 2019 - Business Operations in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, you'll be likely to make friends here. Culture, free food, relaxed atmosphere and quirky offices.

      Cons

      No career development, no learning, strong vegan/liberal/alternative views

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great Employer

      Jul 20, 2020 - Recruitment Specialist in Gurgaon, Haryana, Haryana
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free Food Free Parking Awesome Work Culture Great supporting colleagues

      Cons

      third party payrolls which means lesser perks and benefits

      2 people found this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Disorganized, naive, hopeful, immature

      May 15, 2020 - Regulatory Response Associate in Portland, OR
      Recommend
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      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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      12 people found this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Fantastic culture and people, limited career outside HQ

      May 13, 2020 - Sales Manager in Portland, OR
      Recommend
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      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 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company to be in

      May 16, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - great benefits - great culture - everyone here is so friendly and nice, giving positive vibes - free food

      Cons

      - no handover, but I guess it’s depends on the individual managers. - approvals might take longer if your manager sits in another country

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      May 14, 2020 - Personal Safety Specialist in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great culture - Great teammates - Great management - Delicious and healthy free food - Great benefits (travel vouchers, health insurance, bike to work scheme, laptop etc.)

      Cons

      I cant think of anything

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    8. 4.0
      Former Contractor, more than 1 year

      Great experience

      Apr 30, 2020 - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      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

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    9. 1.0
      Current Contractor, less than 1 year

      Terrible leadership

      Apr 22, 2020 - Learning Manager in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      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 people found this review helpful
    10. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Passive aggressive culture

      Mar 25, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free food Open source tooling Mac hardware Knowledge repo

      Cons

      Inexperienced, uninvested management Lack of career growth opportunities Extremely passive-aggressive culture - despite the emphasis on belonging, it is a highly political, siloed working environment

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