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Universum Overview

Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Unknown / Non-Applicable


By deeply understanding the career preferences of over one million people in 55+ countries, we help employers and talent to find their best possible match.

You might read some posts on here about challenging work, rapid change and an unstructured ... Read more

Mission: We create the best possible match between employers and talent by providing actionable insights and insight-driven activation services.

We make it possible to create a better talent market, contribute to the success of talent and employers, and ultimately to ... Read more

Universum Reviews

  • Helpful (1)

    "Great experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Universum part-time (More than a year)


    Nice colleagues and a clear vision. Entrepreneurial.


    A bit too much bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

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Universum Photos

Universum photo of: Logo
Universum photo of: VR in Singapore
Universum photo of: Run Stockholm
Universum photo of: StepStone + Universum
Universum photo of: Signs that you're a global company.
Universum photo of: A fresh and supportive environment
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Universum Interviews



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    Social Strategist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Universum (New York, NY) in February 2019.


    The interview process itself was pretty straight-forward and easy, however it was very long (took over 6 weeks between initial contact and the final reply). There was definitely a lack of communication from the company HR representative, with constant check ins and follow ups from my side.
    The interview process consisted of a phone screen, followed up by an assignment with a presentation in front of two team members, and a follow up question over email 'Where do you see yourself and the role in 18-24 months time?' All of that was complete over the first two weeks of the interview process with the next four weeks of waiting to hear back from the company.

    Interview Questions

    • Pretty standard set of questions, such as: What attracted you to apply to Universum? What are your strongest skills?   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • Stockholm, May 7th, 2018. The e-recruitment firm StepStone, an Axel Springer SE company, has completed the acquisition of Universum, the Swedish employer branding specialist. The relevant competition authorities have already approved the transaction. Founded in Stockholm more than 30 years ago, Universum has expanded beyond its core Swedish market to become a global player. By offering innovative and data-driven employer branding services, the company now helps around 2,000 customers all over the world with the quantitative measurement, development, and communication of their employer brands. Universum will continue to operate as an independent, global company. As part of the StepStone group of companies, in the future, it will offer all StepStone customers even better and more customized solutions for attracting the right employees. Employing around 160 people, Universum has its headquarters in Stockholm and another eleven offices located throughout the world.

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Universum Awards & Accolades

  • Best Agency/Client Partnership, Content Marketing Institute, 2015
  • Highest Conversion Response from a Content Program, Content Marketing Institute, 2015

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