I work in a small ~150 employee FinTec consulting/software company, and we're getting acquired by a ~300,000 employee company.
How do I navigate this personally? What do I need to be careful of, and what can I do to make the best of this situation? Or do I just give up and start updating my CV?
How do you navigate it personally?
Look for an exit option now. Personally, I would ride the acquisition out to see if it affected things too much. If things change or don't change for the better I'd leave and exercise that exit option
Lol I figured. I work for Accenture (or at least I do for the next 2 days.)
If your main concern is keeping your job, I think you'll probably be fine. Accenture buys up these smaller firms on a weekly basis and usually incorporates the workforce. I think the CEO is on record saying he wants to reach 500k employees in the next couple years.
Nope, its FinTech, they got bought by Accenture. I work there ATM in management consulting for financial services, and everyone I know in the fintech space has gotten an offer from Accenture in the last 12 months for a buyout.
They've literally been trying to buy everything they can get their hands on, with over a$1Bn in acquisitions the past year.
It was mostly a matter of salary (I'm going to be making 1 1/2 times as much with this move). I was desperate so I took the first number I got offered. Also, I got fucked in the ass in the latest round of reviews because the supervisor I was on a project with for 6+ months left the firm before review time, so I essentially got a C instead of an A. They've changed up the review system since then, I don't know much about the new system.