Finding a job in Berlin can be especially tough if you don’t speak German and/or have Visa issues to consider. We have a selected a few companies which we consider to be GLOBALS employers, i.e. value international teams, are supportive of expats, don’t necessarily require you to speak German fluently and/or might see your mother tongue as an advantage because of their worldwide operations.
AirBnB is an online service that allows individuals to rent out unoccupied living space, was founded in 2008 and employs passionate travelers. You can find positions for a multitude of locations as well as remote jobs on their website.
The world’s largest chemical company BASF regularly posts job offers, especially the IT ones do not always require profound German skills.
Canadian multinational aerospace and transportation company Bombardier employs, a.o., IT and management specialists, some of their job posting don’t list fluency in German as a requirement.
Coca-Cola’s business language in Berlin is German. If that is not a problem for you, they are very proud about their diverse employee structure and offer jobs in a multitude of professions.
The online food-ordering service Delivery Hero Holding GmbH operates in 12 countries and is based in Berlin. They pride themselves in having an international startup atmosphere
with English as working language and offer jobs in IT, Marketing, Finance, etc. German is only required for certain positions.
The multinational ebay , listed as a Great Place to Work®, offers an English Germany careers site and posts many IT and management jobs that vary in the level of German language skills required.
The Google office in Berlin deals with Sales & Account Management, Marketing & Communications and more.
Finnish multinational Nokia does mainly Research & Development in Berlin, fluency in German is not necessary for most of these jobs.
Oracle is the third-largest software company and constantly looking for Sales, Consulting and Product Development professionals for its office in Potsdam (just outside Berlin) and post their job offers in English.
Soundcloud is an online audio distribution platform, another fast-paced Berlin startup and employer of engineering (and other) professionals from a multitude of nationalities.
The fashion e-commerce company Zalando was founded in Germany in 2008, has since spread across Europe and still has its headquarters in Berlin. They offer positions in fields such as IT, Marketing, Controlling, Design, etc., many of them in Berlin, with descriptions in English.
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Expaway focuses on IT talent for Berlin startups and offers useful resources for expats.
You can get in touch with their representative and GLOBALS solutioner Giulio here.
On British recruitment company Hays‘ website, you can browse job postings and submit your CV to make use of their services.
Kienbaum consults companies, institutions and associations, one of their core competencies is executive search. In order to be considered for matching vacancies, you can provide your professional profile to Kienbaum consultants here.
American human resource consulting firm Robert Half also posts many Berlin jobs in business administration, banking, IT and more.