To keep things real short and straight to the point:
Been working at a no name boutique for under a year now straight out of college. Attended a strong target with a 3.0 GPA and had various internships, one of which led to a grad offer at a Big 4 CF. I loved my time there and the team was solid as hell. However, I accepted another offer to join this boutique and it hasn't been the best of times.
Work flow is slow (albiet picking up slowly), chairman is erratic and stingy, quality of mandates are poor (EV <$15m) and training is pretty much zero. Pay is below street but bonuses (which due to stinginess are not as was promised in my interviews) are meant to make up for that.
Question is, should I jump ship back to Big 4? My FT offer still stands (cos it was a year in advance) and nobody would be the wiser to the fact I had accepted two FT offers. I always wanted to be in IB, but I feel like my current shop is barely IB due to the poor quality of mandates we accept. Would Big 4 CF be better or should I stick around this current shop? I've been promised a significant pay rise and a promotion by EOY but I've been dicked around before so I'm not sure...
Please help, and thanks guys.
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