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Which of the following options are correct?

  • [Some context] that is relevant to my employment with the company.
  • [Some context] that is relevant to my employment at the company.
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The typical distinction between the two options is that with with a company strongly implies that you work for them. Working at a company could imply that you are simply there doing work on their building or network or something like that:

I am working at Starbucks fixing their cash registers.

I work at Starbucks because they have free internet.

But this isn't a necessary distinction. Both work with and work at usually mean that you work for the company and, typically, people say "I work at Starbucks." With sounds a bit more formal to me and has a more "us" quality about it. At feels less formal and feels more like the company is disembodied or distant.

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Thanks. Incidentally, my usage of the phrase was within a legal document. In that context, I think 'with' avoids the ambiguity you mention when using 'at'. –  misteraidan Jul 18 '11 at 4:03

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