I have two offers. One at awith the group I like, with the people I like, with an MD whose an alum of my school, with excellent exit ops to PE. The global head of inv banking is also an alum of my school, personally reached out to me, etc., etc., etc. I am 100% sure I am going to take it.
I have another offer. With a random MM boutique. never heard of them, but I went to their presentation bc they called me out of the blue (they got my resume from the school resume book) and bc I had no other prospects early on in the process. They went all out -- flew me to NYC to meet their partners, etc. Just gave me an offer and want me to fly out to NYC AGAIN to go over my offer letter in person, have lunch with their Chairman, have some more conversations about their growth platform, and then go out for a nice dinner with the entire group.
Really not sure what to do. I'm going with the BB, but I'm a big ol' softy. The MM boutique folks were really, really, really really nice guys and really went out of their way to be nice to me. I know they've spent a lot of money on me, what with airfares to NYC and hotels and all that. Would it be worse to cut them off now, and not let them at least attempt to make the sale? Or would it be worse to keep stringing them along?
PS. I know the MM is not doing well in terms of recruiting. apparently, 0 of the 4 summer analysts they had accepted their offers to go back. they sound a bit desperate. they even bumped the relocation bonus to $20K from $.