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How to avoid accidentally sharing proprietary information when working for a competitor of a former employer?

[Read your NDA carefully. It will tell you some of this. I can't quote from any of the ones I signed because they all include clauses that say I can't do that, but read your own in detail. Also keep ...
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How to avoid accidentally sharing proprietary information when working for a competitor of a former employer?

Been there, done that. To large extent this comes down to "Do the best you can within reasonable limits". Here are few guidelines No: Specifics on product's inner workings, formal ...
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How to avoid accidentally sharing proprietary information when working for a competitor of a former employer?

Only confidential information is confidential This answer takes a more legal position than an ethical one - legal principles are less subjective, but my personal opinion is that it is ethical to do ...
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Seeking insight on work environment

Given these points, I am increasingly concerned about the potential toxicity of this work environment. I don't see anything I would catgorize as "toxic". More like "not what you were ...
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Seeking insight on work environment

Hero or Zero - with a deadline for compliance, those are your two outcomes with this company. If your question was just a rant, so be it. If your question is a question looking for a path forward, ...
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Seeking insight on work environment

From what I read from your post, there are some inefficiencies but not sure what you mean by potential toxicity. There are always some inefficiencies in every organization. Some groups will be more &...
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How to avoid accidentally sharing proprietary information when working for a competitor of a former employer?

Sometimes the answer is to work in a different area of the product than in your past job, so direct knowledge is less likely to transfer accidentally.
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