I'm a software developer working for a Small Company (SC). I have worked with them for four years, and they are my only professional development experience.
A recruiter for Big Company (BC) invited me to a hiring event. I informed the recruiter that I am perfectly happy at SC, but was interested to see what BC could offer me.
BC has offered me a starting salary at least 10% higher than my existing rate. Despite that, I still intend to stay with SC.
My question: What, if anything, should I say to SC about the salary BC is willing to offer me? Is it gauche to tell my employer that a recruiter offered me X amount and could SC give me Y?
I really wouldn't be asking SC to entice me to stay, but if I could ask for an out-of-band raise without seeming greedy/grasping, I'm certainly not opposed.