stay or go?

As for fit and career potential, you are on your own unless you can add a lot more detail to your post.

So for the outside observer, it comes down to money and benefits. Of course the new job offer sounds better - just be sure to look at cost of living when comparing locations. If you are moving from west coast to Cleveland, Cincinatti, Detroit, then it is probably a great financial move in terms of purchasing power. If you are moving to New York, Boston, then maybe you are still in the hole even after your 8K raise. Also, 8k is a big deal if your current salary is 35K. But hardly a factor if you are already at 135K.

And when do they start matching and give you complete ownership of the matching funds in the 401K? (First year? Third year? - are you gonna be there in 3 years?) And have you talked privately with current and former employees (NOT HR or hiring manager) to know if the profit sharing is real or just an invisible carrot? Is the health insurance the kind that they say they “provide” but turns out they deduct $400 directly from your monthly paychecks in order to “provide” it? (= not really a benefit at all! more like a company profit center.)

Details, details, details. Good luck!

well if you interview at other company’s that means your not completely happy, I would go and take the dive in to the unknown you will otherwise regret it and be saying what if. But if you do it then at least you gave it a go.

I agree with dawolf… if you are looking, there must be something about where you are at that you are not happy with.

but maybe these questions will help?

You would have to move across the country, is that a pro or a con? Are you familiar with where the new job is? Do you know people in the area?

You mentioned the other firm is larger. Do they have a better client list? Will you learn more? Will your responsibilities be different? Did you feel good about working with the people there?

Take money and location out of the equation, which would you rather work at?

Best of luck, its a good problem to have, but a tough one.

good advice above.

i’ve moved 800 miles or more in my career 4 times now. twice with my wife. each move has been positive and the new environment has sparked new thinking and paths of improvement in my skills and goals. only one of those moves was bad.

you should take the time to make sure you’re going to like where you will be moving to. money is nice, but sometimes the grass isn’t always greener.

My interviews were all within a 3-week time frame. I received the second offer when I started.

Thanks for the questions, Yo. I’m thinking I’ll probably learn more since its a multidisciplinary office.

Gotcha, could this be a sticky situation then… starting and then leaving for possibly greener pastures?

Not that I would let that slow me down, if this other gig can teach you more…