I just graduated from a Top 5 MBA. I am blessed with offers from four different companies. I would like to have your insight on the situation to chose one of them. I would really really appreciate your help in this regard.
My current offers and the details as below:
1. Details of First offer:
Company: Come back to join my company at which I worked before my MBA (a Fortune 700)
Type of Position: Manager, Corp Strategy
Report to: VP, Corp Strategy
Duties of Role: Identify organic and inorganic opportunities for the company. Help in preparing for board of director meetings, build dashboards for sr. mgmt, research markets for new growth opportunities; Not sure if there will be growth...Dont want to be pigeon holed into some lame strategic planning stuff... Not sure if this position will directly lend into opportunities in BUs (like in Business development & stuff like that) but can happen...
2. Details of Second offer:
Company: A micro Cap company (An IPO) - been in business for a 10/15 years
Location: Mid North - Close to South Dakota
Type of Position: Associate, Corp Dev
Report to: Company's CEO
Duties of Role: Lots of M&A; Identify organic and inorganic opportunities for the company. The CEO is looking for someone who can do both strategy & corp dev ( ) work. She is willing to groom this hire to later manage the group and later to manage one of the business units of the company. The CEO is looking for a strategic hire to later grow this person to some executive level position. Only thing - company too small, have been running their accounts on excel and they aint high tech or top finance...So while everything looks great, there are some concerns such as will company stick around or what next if i get kicked out - kind of questions. I mean while this position will groom me to become a well rounded executive of a small business, can i later join back the fortune 500s or big banks? Most of these big organizations look for specialists and narrowed resumes but what all i get from this experience is much broad based and something i could someday use to manage my own business or be a ceo/coo for some entrapreneurial or small business.
can i use this experience to join a corp dev position later in some Fortune 100? Would anyone respect a corp dev experience from a micro cap?
3. Details of Third offer:
Company: Large Investments company in South West
Type of Position: Director, Analytics
Report to: VP
Duties of Role: Identify fraud in investment markets using rigorous analytics; Heavily analytical and technical.
4. Details of Forth offer:
Company: Large Investments - Fortune 500 in North East
Type of Position: First Vice President, Analytics (like Sr. Director)
Report to: VP
Duties of Role: Implement marketing strategy set by the CMO using rigorous analytics; Heavily managerial work - work with analytical and technical people but have some marketing strategy work.
I got like 10 years of Analytical experience with a PhD in Molecular Bio/statistics from a Southwestern university.
Which of the above options sounds awesome? If you were in my shoes, which one would you pick & why?
Any insights would be greatly appreciated....time is ticking and i gotta make a decision pretty quick.