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Interview with the apprentice: Dinh Ha Nguyen about the training at *um


Unbelievable Machine (*um) has been on a steady growth course for the past eight years and has been relying for six of them completely on experienced employees. Preliminary, lateral and solution thinkers. Since 2016 *um itself has also been training – and opens the doors for people with the...

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Great Place to Work® again: *um is best employer in ICT sector


Barely weeks after being crowned a winner at the regional competition “Best Employers in Berlin-Brandenburg 2017”, we can already celebrate the next award: Great Place to Work, BITKOM and Computerwoche have named us among the best employers in Germany within the information and communications...

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Great Place to Work: *um is best employer in Berlin and Brandenburg


The unbelievable Machine Company is a winner of the regional competition “Best Employers in Berlin-Brandenburg 2017” run by the independent institute Great Place to Work®. We have been honored in the category for medium-sized companies with 50–250 employees.

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Win a TEDx VIP ticket and join the *umTeam


TED conferences go all the way back to the 1980s. The three letters literally stand for Technology, Entertainment and Design, but in reality they represent a worldwide community that collects and promotes ideas from all academic disciplines and social spheres. More recently, TEDx events – local...

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“If one is good, it’s even more fun”: on mutual growth in the company and where this differs from free climbing


Sabrina Hentsch (27) is the new Business Analyst at *um. But people have known each other for a while, because eighteen months earlier she got on board as a working student. A few weeks ago now Sabrina did her master's thesis, and the very next day she became a permanent part of the crew. We...

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A data engineer has a career with a future


Engineers have a long tradition in Germany. They represent quality, precision and success. While these attributes have long been associated with mechanical engineers, with the emergence of Industry 4.0 data engineers can now claim them too. Utilizing data for companies is a complex process, in...

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“Never a standard approach” – on the ability to always create something new and why, when you’re on a never-ending journey, it’s important to switch off from the grid every now and then


Mario Apitz, 37, is one of the three founding members of *um and has been Director of Operations for the past seven years. From the very beginning he's been leading the central department he established, so knows every single detail – you could wake him up in the middle of the night with any...

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On business culture, development and growth at *um: “Teamwork is a lot better when everyone gets what the others are doing”


Caroline Hahn has been the human resources manager at *um since February, and the 34-year-old is already a wise head in business. Just as familiar with corporate recruitment as with HR management in a start-up, she has international experience and has already worked as a coach. The support of...

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A first-class result for our first trainee: the first *um trainee finishes his vocational training program with top marks


Jon Lowag, *um's very first trainee, recently completed his vocational training program and passed his exam with top marks. We would like once again to offer our heartfelt congratulations, something we did live and in person long ago, and are very pleased to welcome our apprentice as a full-time...

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"The craft to hype" - Interview with Ravin Mehta


Interview with Ravin Mehta about *um, cloud services and big data.

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