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Behringer CEO Uli Behringer
Uli Behringer
9 Ratings
  1. "Finally a company providing products people want"

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    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Berlin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Behringer full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great opportunity to bring back synths and drum machines from the past with extra's!

    Cons

    Long working days, I found it difficult to pull myself away from the task at hand.

    Advice to Management

    You should demand people take breaks more.

    Behringer2019-04-18
  2. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Berlin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Behringer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, good benefits and free bagles

    Cons

    Challenging work, but I feel that's what draws me too it. I would consider it a plus but it can be hard.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work

    Behringer2019-04-18
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Pirated products + Pirate culture + crooked leader = Behringer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Behringer full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The best part of working at Behringer was leaving.

    Cons

    Disturbing use of talents. Engineers don't innovate, they reverse engineer as per the instruction of the sociopathic CEO who thinks he is Steve Jobs (he is not). As an engineer, this is not the place you go to innovate and do great things. This is where you go to learn to rip off other companies designs and recreate them using the absolute cheapest parts.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company and retire. You are a cancer to the industry.

    Behringer2017-08-14
  4. Helpful (9)

    "Fear is a weapon..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Behringer

    Pros

    I absolutely made some of the best friends ever!!!.. Above and beyond the daily crap, there was always a laugh, locally, only because we were all in the same sinking boat!!!

    Cons

    Too much control, not enough understanding of business practice's. Counting on your "trusted" people to give you an answer that they have ABSOLUTELY no clue about. The worst is when you are told the truth, you do whatever you have to do to destroy that person's life.... I live by Karma and I know your's is coming...

    Advice to Management

    Shut the door!!!

    Behringer2014-07-24
  5. Helpful (8)

    "This place is like a penny....worthless and two-faced!"

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    Former Employee - Over IT 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Behringer full-time

    Pros

    The employees are pretty cool and very hard working. Most are musicians and have a passion for music.

    Cons

    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...

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    Advice to Management

    You're all ruining your reputations in the industry....when you become regular gossip and the laughing stock of the music industry, you should realize that you are in deep. Cut your losses and run too......

    Behringer2014-06-28
  6. Helpful (9)

    "The worst mistake of my life."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Behringer full-time

    Pros

    Really awesome co-workers. The people who work there are great. For the most part. Watch for spies.

    Cons

    Uli Behringer is a sociopath, plain and simple. Seriously, you can't imagine how awful it is to work with this nutcase. Rapid turnover. You might have a job and get fired for no reason weeks later. It happens A LOT.

    Advice to Management

    Uli, go stick your head in a blender you psycho.

    Behringer2014-05-01
  7. Helpful (10)

    "I bought the ticket, I took the ride."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Behringer full-time

    Pros

    With only a couple exceptions, everyone in the Bothell office was great too work with. PTO and Benefits package were generous.

    Cons

    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...

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    Advice to Management

    Honestly, Uli... It's time to sell the company. Your vision for the company is so rigid that you will never find people who match up with your ideas unless you're willing to compromise. As long as you keep your iron grip tight, what happened in the Bothell and UK offices will keep repeating over and over again. You say you micro-manage because nobody gets the work done right. Nobody will ever get the work done...

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    Behringer2013-11-05
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Need improvement on a lot of things"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Behringer full-time

    Pros

    Most of the people I have worked with are nice and helpful.

    Cons

    CEO only listens to suggestions from upper management and makes decisions that are impossible to execute then blames the people when something goes wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people, learn to value your people, and think before you decide. Learn the business process flow for each department before implementing any process improvement.

    Behringer2013-11-04
  9. Helpful (6)

    "Good Products, Not-so-good Employer"

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    Former Employee - Senior/Global Position in Bothell, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Behringer full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good products for the price point. Plenty of opportunities for battlefield promotions. Sharpens your firefighting skills.

    Cons

    Paranoia and distrust are rampant, CEO is also the owner, Chairman, Head of R&D, and ridiculously involved in the day-to-day minutia. You've seen the term "knee-jerk reaction" in about a dozen of these reviews, and that is 100% correct. Those decisions led to customer dissatisfaction and lost good will from dealers and distributors. And those fires had to be fought (constantly) by people who were invariably sacrificed...

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    Advice to Management

    Be accountable for the impact of those knee-jerk and otherwise irrational decisions, and change the process to prevent further damage.

    Behringer2013-10-25
  10. Helpful (8)

    "Plenty of other opportunities in Seattle"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Behringer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Everyone is in the same boat - Decent local team atmosphere

    Cons

    - Micromanaged at all levels (Culture pushed by C-level execs) - All tasks are monitored at all levels - Managers are questioned regularly about their team member's value-add ("why do we even have this person?") - Unclear corporate direction - Employees forcibly silo'd into roles - Processes create dysfunctional environment - Pay is below average - Stress is extremely high across organization - Minimal communication...

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    Advice to Management

    Change the culture Hire a business oriented CEO Focus on quality of employees, and not quantity

    Behringer2013-04-12
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