Would you say "Arbeiten für" or "Arbeiten bei"?

I am confused on what preposition should follow the verb "arbeiten"

Is there a big difference or is one more official and one is more natural?


-Ich arbeite für Berlitz

-Ich arbeite bei Berlitz


Which one is it?

Nov 22, 2015 7:59 AM
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Ich arbeite bei Berlitz. When you used arbeiten für that means you are working for a purpose. Für etwas einsetzen. When you used arbeiten bei means that you are working for a company. Arbeiten bei einer firma. Example arbeiten für eine politische Idee, arbeiten bei GmBH. Hope it helps! 

November 22, 2015

Is Berlitz the name of a city or is it the name of your company?


Ich arbeite für Berlitz

implies that your work FOR something or someone so I would think then it is the name of your company or of your boss.


Ich arbeite bei Berlitz

could mean both. If Berlitz is a city it would mean that your working place is NEARBY Berlitz. If it is a company it could mean that you work FOR them.


Ich arbeite in Berlitz

is the way to make clear that you emphasize the location.


November 22, 2015

Perfekt! This cleared things up !

November 22, 2015