Interviewing for current job but new boss. How to make a good decision?
June 3, 2014 3:31 PM Subscribe
The company I work for is being bought by another company and I have a phone interview this week with the new bosses, who are interested in keeping me on. This is pretty much my dream job already, so keeping it would be great ... but how?
posted by vickyverky to Work & Money (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
New Parent Company is large and legit and owns a bunch of other small companies that operate independently under their corporate umbrella. (I’m being vague on purpose, but assume you don’t need to question that part.)
What do I need to ask to make sure I have all the information I need to make a good decision?
1. I am currently office-based, but under New Parent Company I will be a full-time employee working from home. Do they have to pay for my work-related Internet and phone calls and provide a computer with the relevant software?
2. The New Parent Company is Canadian; I’m in California. Are there any legal issues with work contracts that I need to know about?
3. I’ve been told my salary will remain the same, which is OK … for now. How do I ask about health benefits and other perks? Should I ask for vacation time that is comparable to what I have now?
4. Our in-house budget for freelancers and contractors has been static, which has probably negatively affected my company’s growth. I’d like to have a persuasive argument for increasing that budget.
5. My current boss is very hands-off and has been great at letting me run the ship the way I want to run it. Is there a positive way to tell New Parent Company that “Hey, you don’t need to micromanage me.”?
I need to stay employed right now, so if it’s offered to me I’ll probably take it with caveats and be prepared to polish my resume. But I’d really appreciate some input on the process.