In the loop
“We’ll loop you in when we need to.” Pay attention when you’re told this one. It can mean: “You’re going to be left out of the discussions while we take credit for your ideas.”
It can also mean: “We are far too timid to try your ideas.” This is a strong signal to ponder your future. You want the opportunity to sell your ideas to decision-makers, not be left out of the discussion. You also want to work in an environment where you will be permitted to make your ideas succeed.
If you are being left out, you need to look elsewhere where your creativity can be better utilized!