The feeling is the same for employees from both companies. Talking to Legacy FMC Technologies and Legacy Technip employees in Houston 2017 has been a real disappointment. There were changes made in FMC Technologies in the months leading up to the merger and even right after "Day 1" of the merger. That fish bowl of names they seem to be drawing from has impacted many areas of the business and because some mangers still don't know what their team members are involved in - supporting processes that still have not been integrated, key people with key knowledge doing key functions are let go. Then they ask "Who was doing that"? or "Who can do that"? - Umm The person you let go with 37 years experience that was involved in "THINGS".
In both legacy companies people state there was always more information available before the merger. The people in charge like John Gremp were open about where the company was going. Now we get a feel good e-mail that everything is great and right on schedule. Turns out another change comes three months later. People are wondering since it is now 2018 - when will we even see final Org charts in some departments. Maybe they still plan to cut cut cut some more and then the Org charts can be delivered.
Don't think just one side of the merger is being hit more. If you ask around from department to department / project to project / division to division - it's been tough all around. We know in a merger there are "consolidation requirements". It would be nice if they were clear in how they are being done. In some cases entire departments no longer exists. Entire teams have been let go. People with experience in multiple areas not offered to move within the company - but just let go.
Why is it this site even exists? People are interested in what is happening and hope someone has an idea, because inside the company it is not being communicated.