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I mean your company and another company join together to make it one company. We have one now. The management is really excited. But I think most of the workers here could not care less. Yes, that includes me.. Sorry. As far as I can judge, two things can happen. First, high up out there, some manager decides that your department is redundant in the merged company, then you have to look for a new job. Second, the logo on the front door will change. The first option will 99% likely not happen with us, and if it will we can get a new job as software engineers. So, for the past week the management is bombarding us with mails how happy we should be with the new logo on the front door. Don't get me wrong by the way, I do my utter, utter best to do my job right, but, who the boss of my boss, of my boss is, just has zero influence on my personal life. Oh, yeah, one thing positive. My personal company email address is a lot shorter now. The new name consists of only four letters! That is handy.
 
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Well, a change in management further up may result in a change in management at your department. I'm not saying it will, but after the dust has settled, your department may find that things are being done differently, for good or for worse.
 
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No signs of that local management change happening here. But even if it does, I cannot influence it. We will see. Maybe it will get better!
 
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I have experienced mergers and acquisitions couple of times in my career. I completely agree with Stephan. Any big change most of the time starts with management. So watch out for it.
 
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Jan de Boer wrote:No signs of that local management change happening here.


Well, how long ago did the merger start? Depending on how large the company is, it may take some time for the change to trickle down.

But even if it does, I cannot influence it. We will see. Maybe it will get better!


People often find they care a lot about things they can't influence.
 
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Stephan van Hulst wrote:Well, how long ago did the merger start? Depending on how large the company is, it may take some time for the change to trickle down.



They are announcing it tomorrow with a message from our new CEO. I think both companies have a 100,000 plus employees. And well to tell you the truth, like many programmers, throughout my career I have changed jobs about every 2 or 3 years anyway, so I am not much attached to any company.
 
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