I'm currently interviewing with two companies. Somehow I've been able to manage them in parallel pretty well and am at final stages in both of them. Company A has made it sound like they're going to make me an offer this week. I had my final talk with Company B last week and may also get an offer soon but am not sure.
Company A's recruiters (3rd party) have seemed a bit pushy throughout. By "pushy" I mean (what feels to me) very nosy about my other interviewing, determined to know my current salary, and most recently making it seem like I may not be given much time to decide once the offer is made (thus making it difficult for me to see what happens with company B). Two different recruiters have even said that the company views it like "asking someone out on a date," and not wanting you to seem half-hearted about them.
Is this normal? I've tried to explain that there are things I find attractive about both companies but that I really can't make a final decision until the time when/if I get both offers. Honestly I feel pretty uncomfortable about the amount of discussion it seems the recuiters expected me to be okay with having about my thought process and what I'm doing outside of interviewing with them. I expect their salary offer to be pretty good, but based on conversation I'm pretty sure they're expecting me to go for something lower than the range they told me at the beginning of the process after hearing my current salary. I'm sure they won't expect me to give them an answer the moment the offer is made, but I wouldn't be surprised based on what they've said if they expect an answer within a day or two.
What do people here think?
To add a bit of concreteness, I would expect 3-5 to be reasonable amount of time to deliberate an offer. So when I ask for opinions one thing I'm specifically wondering is whether that seems reasonable - or, on the other hand, whether it is unreasonable for a company to only give 1-2 days.