I applied for two companies and I and I thought I had received both jobs. Company A emailed me a job offer a day before Company B. It was basically just a plain job offer sheet stating all benefits etc, but the catch is, it does not guarantee the job. There's a disclaimer at the the end saying that it is not the official Job Offer but a "Pseudo Job Offer" (in my interpretation) where the job package is discussed.
The job offer stated in the end that the final job offer still depends on the final approval of the Owner of the company and the results of my medical. I agreed to the Job offer and emailed back and then HR and I exchanged a few calls and clarified a few things; so I was delighted since its a very big company. Now all I have to do is wait for the final approval and the medical exam has been scheduled.
A day after Company A made me an offer Company B called and also offered me a job (smaller company, nearer to where I live, and has higher pay). I did not say yes or no immediately because I am still waiting for my scheduled medical examination with Company A. Two weeks after Company A and Company B gave me their offers, Company A still does not have a concrete answer regarding the final approval and my medical exam sched; Company B on the other hand was cornering me to sign the Job offer sheet (since they waited for two weeks and they need to know if they need to move on and look for another candidate). So I signed the Job offer sheet of Company B, just to be sure that I have back up.
I am now asking for updates from Company A so that I can rescind from Company B as I don't want to be too unfair with them and lead them on. Their HR was replying at first and told me that the application is still with the owner and she hopes to get the approval at the end of the week. One full week has passed and I still did not get any update, I texted the HR but still didn't hear back. Should I wait for Company A or should I forget about their offer and go to Company B?
Company B is a smaller company than Company A but has higher pay (Don't get me wrong Company B is not a small company but any company will look small compared to Company A since its a very big company). Company A has more benefits though and is more stable; on the other hand, I could learn more from Company B. Company A is a 3 hour travel from where I live and Company B is just and hour away from home.
Is it normal to wait for that long? Should I be alarmed with Company A? I really don't like waiting... I have other offers and interview scheds and I hate stalling and leading other companies that I am on board.. I really want to be part of Company A though since it will definitely look good on my resume, but the travel is too far and they are making me really impatient. Usually, I will just chill and wait for the offer but I am dying to leave the current company that I work for right now, so the situation is making me extra impatient. I can not afford to lose the offer of Company B if Company A would not give me a definite response, because it would leave me with no choice but to stay with the current company that I am with and look for other jobs. Job hunting is very exhausting and challenging, I don't want to undergo the process again at the moment.