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Questions relating to one company being (or having been) acquired by another and its effects on your workplace.

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Betrayed by management at a new job, should I take action?

I have joined a new workplace several months ago as a software engineer, for a very software-centric project. The quality of code there was extremely poor when I arrived, but I did not let it bother ...
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Company I accepted an offer was bought. I wasn't informed of this until after I signed the offer letter

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 ...
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Can I not side with my soon-to-be ex-colleagues?

My company, company A, is being sold. It has been bought by a major player in the field, company B, and everybody was quite happy with it. However, due to antitrust concerns the European Commission ...
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Difficult situation after many, many resignations after aquisition [closed]

I’m a senior team leader in a big multinational IT company, call it A. After month of negotiations, A bought a small (just less than 200 employees) IT company (call it B) located in eastern Europe ...
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I want to leave the company immediately, but I may lose money

About 2/3 weeks ago, I had a one-on-one meeting with my direct superior/manager in which I explained him that I'm considering leaving the company for different reasons (not related to him). He ...
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Can my new employer stop me from talking about salary? [closed]

Some background: I worked at a small startup in Utah for the last year and half. We were recently acquired, and we were told that we'd have our offer letters sent to us and that we could negotiate ...
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My company might get acquired.. Is my position at risk as a junior QA engineer? [closed]

I was recently told that the NYC-based startup I work for might get acquired by a pretty massive company (think Microsoft, or Amazon). This sounds like great news but now I'm getting nervous: I'm the ...
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Relationship policy change after company acquisition

I have a question - but the need a bit of background. I apologize if I'm vague in some areas, but I can't give too much info about the company itself due to non-disclosure agreements. I have worked ...
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Tagged along in a company acquisition but weird terms at new company. What should I do? [closed]

I am a senior developer who recently went through an acquisition, but I have mixed feelings about the situation at the acquiring company. In short, I am now at a big company on terms I didn't choose, ...
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Just gave notice and was informed that the company could *potentially* be acquired. any advice? [closed]

Situation: I am in a technical leadership position at a small tech startup. The rest of the leadership team has quit over the last six months. It is just me, the CEO, and couple sales dudes, ...
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Unhappy with managers handling of acquisition, uneven wages between me and a coworker. How should I approach this? [closed]

During my hiring process at job, I was promised a salary review after 3 months however when that 3 month period was up, I was denied my salary review because it coincided with a new company taking ...
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New bosses coming to meet with development group, how can we make a good impression? [closed]

The new IT management executives are coming to meet with the small development group we have later today. What is the best way to make a good impression? I thought about writing something funny on the ...
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How should I describe my work on a service that was acqui-hired and shut down?

Some time ago, I worked on a service, let's say "Foo", hosted at foo.com, on the App Store as "Foo", etc. The Foo team was acqui-hired by a much larger company, Bar. While Bar continued to operate ...
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Promised a raise by my boss' predecessor's predecessor 18 months ago. How to bring it up with current boss?

A quick time-line, covering what should be all of the relevant details: 7 years ago: Was hired by original company. We'll call it Acme Corp. 18 months ago: Had been on-board for nearly 6 years at ...
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I have a job offer for a later joining date. What happens if my company gets acquired before I join?

I am currently a student. I got a job offer, with joining date after few months. I am still few months away from joining and cannot join sooner because I am in school. There are news rumors of this ...
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How do careers develop when your company is doing acquisitions? [closed]

I am trying to understand where my career could go in the near future; I have no experience of big organisations and I work in a small company where I am a specialist with no formal responsibilities. ...
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When being acquired, does an employee have very much bargaining power with the acquiring company?

I have been working remotely for several years now. I have found it to be a good experience as I don't have to commute anywhere, and I get to spend a lot more time with the fam. The company that I am ...
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after an acquisition is management replaced?

Although I enjoy my job, the management is practically zero and when one of them are doing something, it's normally wrong or the long winded way to go about it. The company I work for was acquired by ...
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Management communication while monopolies and mergers commission decision pending? [closed]

My company has been bought by a company who recently bought our largest competitor also. The acquisition has been sent to the UK Monopolies and mergers commission. So they need the OK from them ...
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My ex-employer was recently acquired and wants me back on board - what should I do? [closed]

I left my ex-employer (of 2 years), largely because of future uncertainty (didn't raise funding) when I was going through some big life changes. Additionally, my old company was notorious for not ...
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My company has now been acquired by new company - how do I know if they will keep me?

A month ago our company, in Canada, officially became acquired by another company. My previous company had at the time filed for bankruptcy protection. The day we were told the official news that the ...
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I was given stock options but never asked about strike price/vesting and now we are being acquired

As part of my employment offer, as well as in a year-end bonus package, I was provided options but in both cases only the quantity was specified. There was no mention of the strike price or the ...
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My company is being acquired. What are the benefits to seeing the transition through?

My situation is that my current company is being acquired by another competing company. This acquisition won't be official for a few months, and from company brass it's 'business as usual' until then. ...
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Things to consider when joining a company recently acquired by another company [closed]

What questions should I ask when interviewing for a company which was recently acquired by another company. Also, what can be the pros and cons of working for such a company. Does it matter at all.
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The Dos and Don'ts when complaining to the management

My company was acquired by one of the biggest companies in the world (think Microsoft, Google, Amazon,...etc). The acquisition took a long time to finalize and several visits were made by the Big ...
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Does an acquired company also receive the same benefits and pay rates as the parent? [closed]

I'm thinking of applying to a company that was recently acquired by a much larger company with much better benefits. Will the benefits also be adapted to the acquired company?
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What is the accepted method of indicating a company being acquired on a resume?

For conditions where you are presently employed at a company that has been acquired and your job (title, responsibilities, assignment) has not changed because of the acquisition, what is the best way ...
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My company was recently acquired, what do I need to learn to adjust to the new culture and seek promotion?

My current company has been acquired by another company. The new parent company doesn't have any plans to change anything in our operations... but does some new things that we don't currently do. ...