Chicago REIT vs Houston oil and gas?
So I have two offers and have to accept one ASAP and I'm graduating undergrad in a few weeks.
One is at at Major Oil and Gas company in Houston where I am from and the other is at a REIT in Chicago.
I interned at the Oil and Gas company this summer in their controllers division, I loved their culture but it was more accounting work than Finance work, finances mostly major and I like that type of work more. They gave me the offer at the end of the internship and I told them I wanted to move to their trading or treasury division but they did not let me. I would have to work a few years in controllers then maybe be able to switch divisions.
The other offer is at a REIT in Chicago working as an analyst in their asset management division which is more inclined to the work I want to do.
But the thing is the Oil and Gas company has a name that is known worldwide by everyone( one of the 2 biggest oil and gas companies in the U.S), and the pay is something that im thinking heavily about.
So the Oil and Gas company pays $5000 more, but there is no bonus structure. The REIT pays less but there is a $5000 bonus to help move to Chicago as well as an end of year bonus that ranges from 9% to 17% of your base salary.
Another thing to think about is that Chicago is more expensive than Houston.
Taking into consideration what I want to do with my career, pay, and location, and name recognition what should I do!!?