I'm actually not sure how to handle the situation. I had an interview with Company A yesterday, and I have a follow-up interview on Friday where I anticipate they will offer me the job. I scheduled an interview for Company B for Thursday, only to later realize that Company B is Company A's parent company.
Should I say something to my contact at either company?
My guess is that they wouldn't want to be in competition for the same candidate, but I don't know exactly how the company is structured. To complicate things further, I was placed for the position at Company A by a recruiter, but I have been in direct communication with Company B. I know that recruiting agencies often make companies agree to not cut them out of the deal when they find them a candidate, and I don't want to be the cause of either company unwittingly violating an agreement with the recruiter.
My first instinct is to cancel the interview at Company B (the parent company), but I would like to avoid doing that if possible.