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The company was founded by Lars Henrik Friis Molin in 1988 while he was still an MBA student. Today, that idea has transformed into an international corporation that surveys students and professionals and provides Ideal Employer â„¢ research, communication and strategic consulting services.

Universum is the global leader in employer branding. The Company offers services and products that help employers attract, recruit and retain ideal talent and career advice for talent.

TypePrivate
Founded1988
HQStockholm, SE
Websiteuniversumglobal.com
Employee Ratings2.9

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Nov 2019)454(+2%)
Revenue (FY, 2015)KR315.3 M(+30%)

Key People/Management at Universum

Petter Nylander

Petter Nylander

CEO
Karl-Johan Hasselström

Karl-Johan Hasselström

COO
Lars Zander

Lars Zander

CMO
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Universum Office Locations

Universum has an office in Stockholm
Stockholm, SE (HQ)
22 Jakobsbergsgatan
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Universum Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

1988
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Universum Revenue

Universum's revenue was reported to be kr315.35 m in FY, 2015 which is a 29.1% increase from the previous period.
SEK

Revenue (FY, 2015)

315.3m

Revenue growth (FY, 2014 - FY, 2015), %

29.1%

Net income (FY, 2015)

(21.7m)

EBITDA (FY, 2015)

24.8m

EBIT (FY, 2015)

19.8m

Cash (31-Dec-2015)

7.1m
SEKFY, 2014FY, 2015

Revenue

244.3m315.3m

Revenue growth, %

29%

Sales and marketing expense

108.5m148.4m

General and administrative expense

87.7m138.7m
sekY, 2014Y, 2015

Cash

9.9m7.1m

Total Assets

151.7m142.3m

Total Debt

22.2m29.4m

Total Liabilities

124.1m163.3m
SEKFY, 2014FY, 2015

Cash From Operating Activities

42.9m21.5m
SEKY, 2015

Revenue/Employee

752.6k
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Universum Online and Social Media Presence

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Universum News and Updates

RTL sells Universum Film to U.S. firm KKR

Broadcaster RTL on Monday said it had sold Universum Film, a unit specialised in film rights, to U.S. private equity KKR for an undisclosed sum.

AnaCap-backed Heidelpay acquires credit outfit Universum

Germanic payments service provider Heidelpay has acquired Frankfurt-based PayLater outfit Universum,...

PlayFusion: Markteinführung von Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions

INDIANAPOLIS, July 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Auf der Gen Con 2018, Stand 555, können Fans das Sammelkartenspiel spielen, sich mit den Gamedesignern unterhalten und Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions erleben. Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions wurde von PlayFusion in Zusammenarbeit mit...

What Workers Want

Organisations need to evolve their hiring practices around the preferences of emerging career archetypes in Asia. By Rachele Focardi Today, every company’s main priority is talent attraction. Whether hiring numbers increase or decrease, every organisation needs to attract the right people to fulfill…

Universum Blogs

What STEM students in the US are looking for?

November 8th is the National STEM Day in the United States and we decided to celebrate with insights. First off, the term STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Students from these fields of study have the most wanted skills in today’s market. Fun fact: Did you know that …

Employer Branding For Mighty Start-Ups!

Start-ups often underestimate and disregard that the foundation and success of their business is built on the people they employ. For this reason, marketing their employer brand and value proposition is essential to putting them on the map to attracting and retaining the right talent. If done correc…

USA UNIVERSUM AWARDS 2019

On September 12th, the top Employer Branding practitioners in the Americas came together in New York City for a night of celebration. Every year, United States college students vote for their ideal Employers. In 2019, more than 53,000 students from 218 universities took Universum’s annual Talent Stu…

Dutch Companies Continue to Turn the Heads of Professionals Working in The Netherlands

Universum, global thought leader in Employer Branding, has officially released the 2019 results of their annual professional talent survey, in which over 11,500 Dutch professionals with Bachelor-, Master- or PhD degrees and an average of 6.9 years of work experience, responded.

Worlds Most Attractive Employers 2019

Are The Economic Winds Of Uncertainty Beginning to Blow? Latest Global Research from Universum Reveals Growing Divide Among Gen Z Students Well-regarded Survey Uncovers the Brands and Employment Attributes Most Desired by Business and Engineering/IT Students Across 12 Largest Global Economies NEW YO…

Believe in Your Employer Brand!

We’ve all seen the countless studies (summed up excellently here) that keep reminding us talent is pretty scarce right now. There just aren’t enough suitable people with the right skills to fill the positions that employers collectively want to hire for. And in case that wasn’t depressing enough, th…
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Universum Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Universum founded?

    Universum was founded in 1988.

  • Who are Universum key executives?

    Universum's key executives are Petter Nylander, Karl-Johan Hasselström and Lars Zander.

  • How many employees does Universum have?

    Universum has 454 employees.

  • What is Universum revenue?

    Latest Universum annual revenue is kr315.3 m.

  • What is Universum revenue per employee?

    Latest Universum revenue per employee is kr694.6 k.

  • Who are Universum competitors?

    Competitors of Universum include PathMotion, Jibe and The Muse.

  • Where is Universum headquarters?

    Universum headquarters is located at 22 Jakobsbergsgatan, Stockholm.

  • Where are Universum offices?

    Universum has an office in Stockholm.

  • How many offices does Universum have?

    Universum has 1 office.