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Brussels (Belgium)
5001 to 10000 employees
Unknown
Company - Public
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
AbbVie
At UCB, everything we do starts with a simple question: “How will this make a difference to the lives of people living with severe diseases?” We have a passionate, long-term commitment to discovering and developing innovative medicines that transform the ... Read more

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UCB CEO Jean-Christophe Tellier
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
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    I worked at UCB (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company with good pay.

    Cons

    Difficult if not impossible to translate internship into full time opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    In the US it would be good to have intern pay at US rates. Comparing yourself to industry standards UCB pays far less than competing organizations.

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UCB Photos

UCB photo of: UCB Smyrna campus overlooking the lake
UCB photo of: Central, collaborative atrium in the Smyrna offices
UCB photo of: Employees eating lunch at the UCB Café
UCB photo of: RTP wearing red for healthy hearts!
UCB photo of: RTP HR Team post 5K race for American Red Cross
UCB photo of: RTP Site
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UCB Interviews

Experience

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    Associate Director Interview

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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at UCB.

    Interview

    Booked me to fly into Atlanta on the day a hurricane (irma) was projected, and was, over the Atlanta area. Rebooked my flight for the next day to still make a late interview with same day turnaround. UCB Never even reimbursed my expenses for making a serious effort to change plans to get there. Interviews were typical background and experience. Competed an “exercise” and was told that it was the “right answer”. Was asked about experience with specific databases. Couldn’t discern how navigating, extracting, or analyzing these specific datasets were particularly any different than any other application environment that couldn’t be learned in a day. Requested follow up multiple times to minimal to no answer. A simple no thanks would have been appreciated.

    Interview Questions

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Company Updates

  • UCB was just named to the "Innovators 2015: Companies" list by PM360 for our focus on creating value for our patients. Thank you to all our colleagues who live this mantra every day. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vImPO

    Innovators 2015: Companies | PM360

    Since the company's founding in 2005, Check-Cap has been led by a team of world-class experts and has partnered with industry-leading scientific advisors who have brought the company to where it is today. 2015 has been an especially good year for Check-Cap. The company had a successful initial public offering in February and is now trading on NASDAQ.

  • Precision medicine is a hot topic in the healthcare world. But what exactly is precision medicine, and how can it help us accomplish our goal of delivering the right treatment to the right patient at the right time? http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIG2v

    Precision medicine | UCB

    By Marshall Spearman There is a saying in medicine: "Give the right drug to the right patient at the right dose at the right time." Sounds simple, right? In reality, defining the optimal treatment for a particular patient can be anything but.

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UCB Awards & Accolades

  • Global100 Index, Corporate Knights, 2014
  • 100 Most Sustainable Companies, Forbes.com, 2013

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