So I have a final round with one of MBB in DC coming up, and after the interview, will have 3 days until my offer for a Tier 2 firm in Chicago explodes.
For personal reasons, I would strongly prefer to be in Chicago, but would obviously prefer MBB. I got funneled to the DC office with the MBB firm due to a connection there. I know I would be happy at the tier 2, but weighing exit options, you can't beat MBB.
All that said, what would MBB's reaction be if I were to get an offer, and then requested they change my offer to the chicago office? Should I bring this up at my final round, or will they just ding me for that?
Realistically, I might consider taking the tier 2 over the MBB, so my threat is "credible" so to speak. Just not sure how best to handle this one.
Any & all advice appreciated.