In some areas it got worse on the Thermo side. I seen a max exodus of the top-talented employees at Thermo's Financial Shared Service Center in south Florida (myself included). I understand the site now operates with one new director and no managers for close to 100 people at that location. The mood is not good and top management has let key personel leave the company only to take manager/director positions elsewhere. A situation poorly managed at the VP+ level up north. Not good for the remaining bunch to see this which has killed moral and direction.
I saw something similar on the Fisher side where knowledge workers with technical knowledge in a global business unit where let go. Some of these workers took good packages and quickly got better paying jobs. Of the people who remained and where tasked to do these former workers job, some just resigned in frustration or took early retirement. I don't think a proper analysis was done before the changes were put in place; a lot of knowledge was lost, tacit and explicit. These things happen in a merger; too many of these things can hurt the long term bottom line.