Airbnb is a technology company that connects people with the best of their neighborhoods across the US, Canada, Australia, Japan, and Germany. We enable local businesses to meet consumers’ needs of ease and convenience, and, in turn, generate new ways for people to earn, work, and live. By building the last-mile logistics infrastructure for local commerce, we’re fulfilling our mission to grow and empower local economies.
Airbnb started in 2007 when Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia were trying to figure out a way to pay rent. A design conference was coming to San Francisco and hotels were sold out, so they inflated three airbeds and turned their apartment into an Airbed & Breakfast. They hosted three guests—Michael, Kat, and Amol—and in doing so, Brian and Joe became the first Hosts on Airbnb. Their guests arrived as strangers, but they left as friends. The connections they made led them to realize they were onto a bigger idea. Soon after, Nate Blecharcyzk joined Brian and Joe, and they created a way for people around the world to become Hosts.
Moreover, almost 14 years later, hosting remains at the center of Airbnb. Instead of traveling like tourists and feeling like outsiders, guests on Airbnb can experience connection to the communities they visit and the people who live there. This connection is delivered by our Hosts, and they provide guests with a deeply personal experience. As the world continues to change, people’s fundamental need for connection and belonging will not. This is what we will remain focused on.
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We’re united with our community to create a world where anyone can belong anywhere.
We're caring open and encouraging to everyone we work with.
We're driven by curiosity, optimism and the belief that every person can grow.
We're determined and creative in transforming our bold ambitious into reality.
Source: Airbnb Core Values
There’s life at work and life outside of work. We want everyone to be healthy, travel often, get time to give back, and have the financial resources and support they need.
Source: Airbnb Benefits
Airbnb pays its employees an average of $136,000 a year. Salaries at Airbnb range from an average of $84k - $188k.
Our Fair Pay score for Airbnb is 3. Read reviews from current employees that include compensation and culture insights.
The highest reported salary for an employee at Airbnb is currently $178k / year
Salary Source: payscale
The average Airbnb Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco earns $220,500 annually, which includes a base salary of $170,500 with a $50,000 bonus. This total compensation is $83,379 more than the US average for a Senior Software Engineer.
In addition, Senior Software Engineer salaries at Airbnb in San Francisco can range from $147,000 - $225,000 with equity ranging from .01%-.1%.
Salary Source: comparably - airbnb San Francisco
The average Airbnb Senior Software Engineer in Denver earns $220,500 annually, which includes a base salary of $170,500 with a $50,000 bonus. This total compensation is $83,379 more than the US average for a Senior Software Engineer
In addition, Senior Software Engineer salaries at Airbnb in Denver can range from $147,000 - $225,000 with equity ranging from .01%-.1%.
Salary Source: comparably - airbnb Denver
Amazing diverse collaborative culture. Surrounded by very smart and highly skilled people who are constantly working hard to improve their craft. Most people check their ego at the door, everyone is helpful to one-another with the common mission in mind. Management is compassionate, caring, and clear on expectations. Employees feel supported with the right tools, resources, and are very well-compensated for the hard work. Total comp is on-par or better than FAANG in many cases.
Company is at the intersection of travel and sharing-economy, with focus on mostly traditional idea of travel lodging. While the travel industry is on the rebound from the pandemic, the long term future of the model is not without uncertainty and risk. Lots of competitions and the idea is not unique and can be replicated by competition.
Airbnb was one of the first company in the mobile boom to succeed in the new share-economy revolution, along side Uber and others. For me, and many, it is a share-economy company first, and a travel company second. As Uber and others have diversified to beyond just ride-sharing, Airbnb should also diversify it's product and services beyond home-sharing purely for travel, and look into other space sharing such as office work space, personal storage, RV, automobile sharing. Airbnb has the infrastructure and know-how to be successful in the share-economy space and be less-dependent on travel to avoid another Covid-induced downturn in the future.
-Mar 20, 2022 - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
-Aug 3, 2022 - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
-Aug 17, 2022 - Senior Manager, Content in San Francisco, CA
Passionate and collaborative teams including some of the best in the world, it's a pleasure to work with these people everyday.
High pressure, very intense pace with no down time, little decision autonomy even at higher levels of management — everything goes through the CEO now.
-Sep 18, 2022 - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
Source - Glassdoor Reviews