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Working for a Subsidiary- list Parent Company on Resume?

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Working for a Subsidiary- list Parent Company on Resume? [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2013, 22:05
Hi Everyone,

Quick question: if you work for a subsidiary of a well known consulting firm, for example, should you list the subsidiary on your resume or the parent company? Technically, the subsidiary practically shares everything with the company, like payroll system, training systems, and even email chains. Even to clients, we represent and refer to ourselves as the parent company, only difference is the subsidiary is more technically inclined and so the parents uses it as a shell to get into technical projects.

How should this be represented on a resume. Would it be permissible to list the parent company and then the subsidiary in parentheses? Would it be okay to just refer to the parent company in essays?

As FYI, I've had background checks performed listing the parent company and they come back clean, considering even HR systems are shared, I just want to do what is ethically permissible and represents me in the best fashion, since big names go a long way.
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If your background checks have come back clean in the past, then I see no reason for not mentioning the parent company's name if you want to...
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Re: Working for a Subsidiary- list Parent Company on Resume? [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2013, 11:23
I was thinking about that. I just want to make sure I'm not crossing any boundaries or confuse the adcoms.
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I tend to err on the side of caution, so I'd list it as "ABC, subsidiary of XYZ" (if you feel it's necessary to list the parent company)
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Hi there,

Aerien is spot on! Proper format: "COMPANY NAME, wholly/partially owned subsidiary of PARENT CO NAME"

As for including it, do so. It isn't name dropping - it's merely accurate and can provide context if your company's name is off the beaten path. It gives the adcom a point to fixate on to be able to assess the pedigree without having to do secondary research.

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