6% would recommend to a friend
(33 total reviews)
6% approve of CEO
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Updated 22 Sept 2023
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- "The people I worked with are great people who made it a friendly place to work." (in 4 reviews)
- "We were ordered to send emails to our direct manager, he would read them and build a new email which would be sent to another manager, whom would then read that email and send a new one to the originally intended recipient." (in 3 reviews)
- 1.022 Sept 2023EngineerFormer Employee, more than 1 year
They'll sell stuff cheaper than anyone else
Rip off everyone's IP endlessly. Never engineered anything, just pure copy pasta.
- 1.028 Jun 2023Mechanical EngineerCurrent EmployeeManila, Manila
good for learning and as stepping stone.
too much micro management. wfh meaning you work always from home till you break down. no work life balance.1
- 4.015 Feb 2023Senior PCB Design EngineerFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsMakati City
Uli Behringer is a great leader.
Being based in a 3rd world country limits the pay
- 1.04 May 2012Senior Manager MarketingCurrent EmployeeBothell, WA
Very Good Products. Understand Financially Sound. High level of passion of many employees who are pleased to have the opportunity to work in an industry that is aligned with their love of music.
Task driven, micromanaging Management Team driven by beliefs and management style of CEO. CEO, Uli Behringer, sets the tone with extreme micromanagement; task driven and very impatient; poor establishment of expectations and requirements with minimal directional communication; and conflicting behavior whereby praises an employee publicly and then employee released. Senior Management driven to similar management style (actually in our office their seems to be little respect for the individual with unprofessional behavior - swearing at employees should not be tolerated!) Very high level of change with zero communication on why and general direction of the company. Culture of fear. CEO visits then question is who will be gone. Everyone in very high panic. Very poor HR processes - poor appraisal system whereby many employees have had no performance reviews for years; unfair salary management with nil increases over years whereas company does well financially; no knowledge of how to attain promotions; no career planning; and little communication from senior management or direct manager.11
- 1.027 Jun 2014Over ITFormer Employee
The employees are pretty cool and very hard working. Most are musicians and have a passion for music.
This place can be classified as a chaotic hell, and the CEO loves the smell of fear and rotting employee corpses. All the negative things that you read on the forums, internet, and on glassdoor are true. It doesn't matter who you are, how amazing you are, or your skill set. You will be set up to fail and become another number. Heed all the warnings and just look for a job elsewhere. Also, the pay is way below average and they might mention the possibility for a raise etc, but I guarantee it will never happen, even if you receive a promotion all you will receive is an "Uli Buck", which can be redeemed for company swag....don't ask, anyways this place is bad! Just run!!!18
- 4.029 Jun 2011Anonymous EmployeeCurrent EmployeeBothell, WA
Been here for about 3 years and it's a really cool place. Always loved to work in the music industry and boy, this company is happening. The people are really nice and the team spirit great. We had some people leaving but I believe this was for the better. With the new management things become much more stable and the our activities in social media cutting edge. I like the CEO's direction and the company is growing over 50% this year. No joke!
While I somewhat agree with other posters that there are lots of policies in place I have to say that I understand why. This is such a fast growing company with 3500 employees and multiple locations it would be impossible to coordinate everything without having clear handshakes and rules in place. It's a very organized and structured company but unless you are organized yourself the place might not be for you.
- 1.01 Feb 2013Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Most of the employees are very pleasant to work with, but upper management is insane
Salary, Upper Management, Policies, Big Brother Approach, Lack of training on systems, Lack of Communication, Poor Planning, No Bonus Plan, Inability to take a lunch or even go to the restroom without being micromanaged. Maybe the company should implement a hall pass policy so we can eat and go to the restroom in peace! This place was by far the worst place I have ever worked in my entire life!!!!!!! If you see an ad to hire, run for the hills...............You don't want to be sucked into this vortex. You're liable to suffer both physically and mentally if you stay too long. Toxic environment.13
- 2.04 Nov 2013Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
With only a couple exceptions, everyone in the Bothell office was great too work with. PTO and Benefits package were generous.
Pay was well below average, I made about $15k a year less than the median salary for my position. Location was also terrible--I had to commute out to office-park hell in the middle of nowhere. A lot has been said about the CEO and Senior Management. Most of it is on the mark. It is a company that is perpetually in transition. Most plans and strategies aren't given a fair chance to play out before Senior Management is urged to change the direction, usually at the prodding of CEO. It's a scatterbrained, chaotic approach--one that hasn't paid off considering the turnover, low morale, and the rumored closure of more than one office. Terms like "Knee-jerk" and "anal-retentive" are in no way an exaggeration and are fairly generous compared to what get thrown around in the office when nobody was listening. People who show initiative get canned the fastest, due to non-conformity with Uli's "vision." Best to keep your head down and quietly get your work done--or as much as you can considering molasses-slow approvals and critical systems (phone, email, etc) being down more often than not. I think the team could have gotten a lot done and made the company a boatload of money had Uli, et al stayed out of the way and let us actually do our work. Quite often I expected the lights to be turned off and the locks changed when I showed up on Monday morning.20
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Behringer has an overall rating of 1.9 out of 5, based on over 33 reviews left anonymously by employees. 6% of employees would recommend working at Behringer to a friend and 14% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 10% over the last 12 months.
6% of Behringer employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Behringer 1.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 1.4 for culture and values and 1.6 for career opportunities.