I interviewed with two companies over the last month. Mainly because of the timing, I got offer from the company A a week earlier. However, since the offered salary was a little under my expectations, I tried to negotiate for a higher salary.
Few days later, in the morning, company B schedule a 2nd on-site interview with now more senior management (COO and several VPs). I have accepted and schedule it for the specific day. However, close to the end of business of the same day, company A called me back with a new offer satisfying my negotiated salary and gave me few days to get back to them with the final decision next week (before scheduled 2nd interview with company B).
If I do accept the offer from company A...
- Should I anyways to go the 2nd interview and later reject the offer (unless it is significantly better -- meaning I would burn the bridge with company A if if I would accept by early next week before 2nd-interview with company B).
- Or should I write politely that I have accepted another offer and ask to cancel my scheduled interview.
Ignoring for now company A, which one will less likely burn any bridges with company B (some of my friends work there)? (assuming there is possibility of me going with company A).
The timing is also very tight. There is probably a little likelihood of me getting offer from company B before I have to submit final answer to company A.
Both positions are senior level, however, it is the first time I am making a major move. Not much of interview experience.