Counter Offers

While counter-offers may be tempting and even flattering, there can be
pitfalls that you need to be aware of.  Ask yourself these questions:

  • Will your loyalty always be in question?
  • If there are future cutbacks, will you be the first to go because of concerns about your loyalty?
  • If you accept the counter-offer for more money, are you just giving your employer the time
    they need to locate and select your replacement?
  • Will your career track remain blocked if you accept it?
  • Will your responsibilities be expanded?
  • Will you have to report to a person you don't respect?
  • Will you receive next year's raise or bonus early?
  • Is the counter-offer a ploy to avoid a short-term inconvenience by your employer?
  • What are your realistic chances for promotions now that you have considered leaving?



Counter Offer Statistics

According to national surveys of employees that accept counter-offers, 50-80 percent
voluntarily leave their employer within six months of accepting the counter-offer because
of broken promises. The majority of the balance of employees that accept counter-offers
involuntarily leave their current employers within twelve months of accepting the counter-
offer (terminated, fired, laid off, etc.).

As attractive as counter-offers may appear, they greatly decrease your
chances of achieving your career potential.

All rights reserved.  © Copyright 2008-2012
RSI-BEST Group Management Consultants   Richfield, OH  44286
Phone: (216) 759-0068  Email: