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I’ve been at a startup for a month now. I’m pretty certain my co-manager has been purposely withholding information from me when I ask for clarity on a process or general company information. Other than that, I like my role and company so far. What’s the best way to approach a situation like this? Pretty certain it’s because of insecurity and wanting to look better but I really am not a fan of these antics and it makes me question how long I want to stay here.

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You’re just a month in, maybe manager doesn’t have the trust yet? Who knows def strange. Do good work, re evaluate in 4-6 months if it gets worse?

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Thanks! This is what I’ve been telling myself but part of me worries about waiting that long and wasting my time. But I guess it’s not that long in the grand scheme of things.

I’d not force it. However great your intentions are, people only can meet in half way as great as who they are. I’d be a professional friend with the person first and don’t seek more information than the person is willing to give. It takes time. Usually 6months ish for newbie. In the meantime, build your own friendly network in the company by actively reaching out anyone who are not in a competitive position but more in a position of gaining from getting to know you and you like, learn, collect information etc. Then see how you feel about the company.

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I guess I should add they only have been there 4 months longer than me and some info that’s being withheld would enable me to do my job better. But yes I definitely need to build my own network for sure!

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