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How do I know if a merger is good for me as an employee?

On Behalf of | Dec 20, 2016 | Mergers & Acquisitions

Are you working for a company in Florida that is merging with another business? Whether your new company will be based in Florida or include operations in other states, you no doubt have some questions about what to expect after the merger is complete. You might also be wondering how secure your job is going forward. Even if your job is not in jeopardy of being cut due to a merger, you will want to watch out for some changes that might warrant you looking for a new job.

Entrepreneur explains that there are often times big cultural shifts that result when two companies merge. If you have been happy with the culture of the company you work for before the merger, you should keep an eye out for signs that it may be changing. One indicator that your people-valuing culture may be changing is how people are laid off when jobs are cut, which can be a natural result of a merger.

Layoffs that seem to happen with no thought as to the impact on people, with no warning, no transition time and no explanation to those left behind can be indicative of a harsher culture than you’ve been use to. Additionally, it is wise to watch out for who gets let go and who stays on. In some cases, these decisions are based on job function and skill but sometimes they are also based on the match to a company’s culture.

A culture that values quality work and people will retain its best workers. A culture that wants employees who are good order takers regardless of performance will choose others to keep.