Hey guys - want a second opinion on this. Former NYC BB analyst here. Near the end of my second year as an analyst I was approached by some folks in a top group at an EB (Centerview / LAZ / EVR etc). As I wanted to be a career banker, they basically encouraged me to lateral and join them by promising a lot more deal flow, autonomy, potential for upward progression etc.. Once I got there it was very evident that they had misconstrued the role and the group had an awful culture (this is coming from someone who had spent two years in BB banking and knows the hours / demands of the job).
Two opportunities have come up for me - one is at a top BB on the west coast and the other is a top ranked MM in chicago (where I'm from). Both would keep me on my current career track (i.e. get promoted to associate this coming summer). There have been some health problems in my family lately and ideally I would like to go back home to be closer to my family, so the MM offer is tempting. Do you think these circumstances could harm my application if I ever want to go to bschool? Kind of feeling discouraged by the circumstances tbh.