If you are interested in staying, then now is the time to research their hierarchy and suck up to managers a couple levels abouve you. In my old shop, they kept the real senior guys presumably because it would have been too expensive to pay their severance package, but made them sufficiently uncomfortable that several quit within a year. we knew who would be taking over our functional unit. At least two guys made sure their accomplishments and involvement with current important projects were very well publicized. They were retained. Two of them are still there.<quoted text>They have not even said out loud that there would be layoffs. Its well understood by both parties, but the 2 reps from new owners gave very non-committal answers. Only thing they said was that they are taking 30 days to assess what we have vs what functions they could consolidate and come up with a game plan. But no word on a time frame for implementing their transition plan
I have a niche skill. The new people had niche people on staff so I was automatically redundant. From what I have heard from my buddies who stayed, the corporate culture change was sufficiently dramatic that I probably dodged a bullet even though I did not think so at the time.