Airbnb is one of the best places to work due it's mission, culture, benefits, and of course working remotely or in the office.
Building that amazing culture at Airbnb starts with hiring the best people in the world. Hence, we've a compiled list of datapoints from multiple sources to get you familiar with the hiring process and would like to share them with you.
So, let's dive in!
Ok Airbnb applicant - you found a job you're interested in and applied with your resume/CV and cover letter.
We'll it depends...
If you're applying for a Airbnb Software Engineer Job, then the interview process is ~ 2-6 rounds.
On the other hand, if you're applying for a product management job, then the interview process would take ~1-3 rounds.
Let's see an Airbnb Software Engineer interview example from Exponent:
After submitting an application, you'll go through the following interviews. The entire process took around 2 weeks to four months based on the data we've gathered.
1. Recruiter Phone Screen
First, a recruiter will contact you. The screening call will be about 30 minutes and will be very general. You'll touch on key experiences in your resume, answer some introductory behavioral questions, and learn more about the team you applied for. You don't have to prepare much for this screen - review your resume, prepare a few questions based on the job description, and read up on Airbnb's culture.
2. Coding Interview
Next, you'll do a coding round. It will like last about 45 minutes and you'll be expected to answer medium / hard Leetcode questions. Coding interviews at Airbnb can be very challenging - no pseudocode here, so be sure to prepare at a level of detail that means your code will pass test cases. Interviewees recommend reviewing basics like searching a binary tree, dfs/bfs, queues/stacks, sort algorithms, etc.
3. Onsite Interview
Another rigorous round. You'll sit for five one-hour rounds of algorithmic (leetcode medium / hard), systems design, and cultural questions. If you're visiting an office, you'll also have lunch with an employee in the middle of the day. After the onsite, you may hear back as late as a week on the final decision.
Next, we'll look at the types of questions Airbnb asks in more detail, along with practice questions to help you prepare via Glassdoor.
Here's a list of diffrent types software engineer interview questions from interviewees via Glassdoor :
Software Engineer Interview - Oct 10, 2022
Software Engineer Interview - Jan 25, 2022
Software Engineer Interview - 11 08, 2021
Now let's take a look at some inverivew questions that Airbnb's employees may ask via InterviewKickstart :
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