I just got offered by the group head to move to the San Francisco office from the New York office within my group. I am a first year analyst in TMT. If the group head asks, do you go?
I think an ideal career path would be at a VC or Growth Equity fund following my 2 years, but I am open to lateraling in NYC (only if M&A, generalist or TMT). The SF office is known to have better MDs, as the MDs in the NY office are petty and unreasonable and don't really bring in deals. Is this something you would do if the group head personally gave you a call? I am conflicted as I really like NY and would like to stay here, but want to do something that will also set me up for success in the future. Please help me out!
2. Opportunity to lateral
1. More likely better 2nd year experience with better MDs
2. More exposure to key members of the group (Group head)
3. Proximity to VCs and Growth Equity funds?