Resign or accept a counter offer from current employer?

IBM Trunk
Nov 7 8 Comments

I've typically read that if your current employer tries to counter an external offer when you resign, you should generally still resign. This way there is no bad blood, and your management chain doesn't have a preset head to chop when layoffs occur.

Contrary to this, has anyone ever actually accepted a counter to stay and continued a longer term career, or is it always doomed long term?


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TOP 8 Comments
  • Uber whiptest
    Don’t accept counter offer if it’s from ibm
    Nov 7 1
    • Uber knmjf
      Not from Uber either lol
      Nov 7
  • Amazon / Project MsoB74
    I went with the counter offer and stayed another 7 years. It have me leverage. They realized they couldn't take me for granted, and I was good at the job.
    Nov 7 1
    • IBM Trunk
      Was this at Amazon or another company?
      Nov 7
  • Amazon TheOmega
    Just move on. It’s rarely just about the money
    Nov 7 0
  • I think it really depends on your relationship with your manager
    Nov 7 1
    • New / Eng

      New Eng

      LinkedIn, Yahoo, Oracle
      What if counter offer is promotion,say to the same level of your manager
      Nov 7
  • Daimler bibimbapy
    ^ Accepted counter offer but shouldn’t have done it, it’s really not only about the money!
    Nov 7 0


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