I am applying for jobs in multiple companies. Over the past month I had 3 talks with company A (one recruiter, one head of department, and one technical lead). After these talks I received a mail saying theyall were very enthousiastic, and would like to make me an offer. To do this, they requested a description of my current salary and benefits. I have sent these informations. This is now almost a week ago.
Meanwhile, I have received an OK offer with company B after two meetings. I'm highly suspecting Company A could have a better offer, and might have a more interesting day-to-day job. However, I won't bore you further with the pros and cons of both companies.
Company B needs an answer somewhere next week, since I'm their best candidate but not the only one, and obviously they don't want to lose the others in case I decline late.
I would like to know if it's appropriate to ask company A to 'hurry up', since I would like to make a more informed decision on the standing job offer. Also, in what way can I best approach this request?