I recently accepted a position at a smaller IT company, which every employee seems to love working for. They have a reputation for paying fairly, having good benefits, and treating their employees like valuable assets, rather than replaceable cogs in a machine.
A few days after accepting the offer, I was told that a large conglomerate has bought the this company. Looking at reviews on Indeed, Glassdoor, etc., the smaller company has significantly higher reviews than the acquiring company.
At this point, I feel kind of betrayed. I had a good job, for which I have already put in my two weeks' notice.
I'm certain that the people I dealt with either didn't know or weren't allowed to tell me. I also have some trust issues with the larger IT firms, after some past experiences. This is one of the reasons I was looking forward to working for a smaller, more employee-focused company.
Now, I am thinking about contacting my current employer to inquire about rescinding my resignation. I'm sure this would burn the bridge with the company I accepted the offer with, but I made my decision based upon the risk vs. reward of a particular scenario. That scenario has now changed.
I know this is a decision I will have to make on my own, and rescinding the resignation may not even be an option, at this point. That being said, has anyone else been through a similar situation? How did you handle it, and what were the results?