I have worked for my current company for over a decade at this point. This company was bought out a few years ago, adopting the larger company's name. This larger company then sold us a couple of years ago to a private equity firm, and my company reverted to its original name. A few months after that, we were bought by another large company (though we still call ourselves by our standalone name...for now). It's been the same logical unit the entire time - even in the context of a larger organization, we just become a division.
Thing is, I've moved up/around significantly in positions over the course of my employment here, so I have to reflect that in my CV. Right now, I'm using the standalone company name for every position over the years, since if I put down what the company was called at each time, it'd look like I hopped companies - which I haven't. When the inevitable happens and we are absorbed enough into our new larger company and rebrand, I don't want to suggest that I've worked at the larger company for 10+ years. The standalone company has name recognition in its space, but the two larger organizations are much more "household names."
- Stage 1: "ABC Standalone Company"
- Stage 2: "ABC Standalone Company, a Division of Big Company 1"
- Stage 3: "Big Company 1 Standalone Services"
- Stage 4: "ABC Standalone Company (a holding of XYZ Private Equity)"
- Stage 5 (current): "ABC Standalone Company, a Division of Big Company 2"
- Stage 6 (future): ???
How should I best show that I've been with the same logical company/division the entire time, but also get in front of what is probably a confusing Google search for anyone digging deeper?