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Google Fires Many Postini Employees After Acquiring the Company?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, December 12, 2007
13 years ago2,534 views

Wired's Betsy Schiffman reports that Google might have fired several Postini employees ("up to 60 people"). Google acquired this company earlier this year*. "Our source says that among techie circles, conventional wisdom is that if your company is bought by Google, you'll have to re-interview for your own job."
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DPic [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

that sounds pretty uncool for google but i wouldn't be too surprised if i found out that were true. How many employees did postini have before the acquisition?

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

This happens with most company acquisitions. It stinks for the postini employees that might lose their job but it happens in business all the time.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

When a small tech company is bought, often it's bought for the people rather than for products that the company has already developed. So I guess an interview to cull those who don't suite Google's purposes is to be expected.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I think Google bought Postini for the product, not for the people.

DPic [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

for the user base

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