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UBM Overview

London, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
1918
Company - Public (UBM)
Business Services
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Reed Elsevier Group
UBM is a global events-led marketing and communications services business.
We help organisations make connections, communicate their proposition and do business effectively. We help professional people in more than 30 countries around the world succeed by enabling them ... Read more

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UBM full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, great colleagues, nice offices (many, not all), clear corporate strategy.

    Cons

    matrix organization, some teams disconnected from others/isolated, many "initiatives" you get 'volunteered' to be on in addition to daily work

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in employee engagement & executive comms that are understandable.

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UBM Photos

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UBM Interviews

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    Public Relations Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Monica, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at UBM (Santa Monica, CA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    I submitted my resume online March 16th and received an email March 28th to schedule an initial phone interview. I had my first phone interview March 30th with a recruiter and we talked about general things such as what I wanted in a role and what I wanted long term. Asked about my previous experience and to explain my role. Asked me what motivates me, if I was interviewing with other companies, and what my salary requirement is. During that phone interview I scheduled a second phone interview for the next day with a senior manager. This went well and we got along. She asked about my experience and what I was looking for in a job and told me a lot about the job. 30 minutes after this phone interview, I received an email from the initial recruiter saying the senior manager liked me and wants to schedule an in person interview for next week. I scheduled an interview for April 6th and met with 4 different people. It all went very well and everyone was very nice. I was very excited about the job, but they never contacted me again. I understand they can't contact everyone about a position, but if they took the time to meet with me in person you would think they would call and update me about the position. I had emailed the recruiter (the only email I had) the following Monday thanking him and asking to reach out to the interviewers I met with, but he never responded. I then tried calling a few times but only reached his voicemail. It would be nice to know the outcome sooner than later.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you like traveling/are you ok with it?
      What did you do in your last job?
      What were your responsibilities?
      What would your previous boss say about you?
      Do you have event experience?
      Do you have experience in motorsports, licensing, or advanced manufacturing?   Answer Question
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UBM Awards & Accolades

  • FTSE4Good Index, FTSE, 2015
  • LEED Platinum Status, United States Green Building Council (USGBC), 2015

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