Considering a Counter Offer Candidates Specialisation Accounting Jobs Construction Jobs Human Resources Jobs Marketing, Communications and Digital Jobs Office Support Jobs Technology Jobs Resources Interview Tips How to Improve your Performance at Interviews Considering a Counter Offer Tax File Declaration Form Super Choice Form Advanced Job Search Browse Jobs Submit CV Create Job Alert $400 Referral While counter-offers may be tempting and even flattering, there can be pitfalls that you need to be aware of, so 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% voluntarily leave their employer within six months of accepting the counter-offer because of un-kept 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, because they are terminated, fired, laid off, etc. As attractive as counter-offers may appear, they greatly decrease your chances of achieving your career potential.