tag. I would also like to define "exit options" once and for all. Do you want to work in management consulting after leaving the firm?
In regards to competitiveness and prestige what it the relationship between a firm's secondary office and its headquarter office? In particular, I am talking about firms that are headquartered in NYC but have their second largest office in DC. I am most concerned with the exit options after working in a secondary office. So, let's say I have the chance to work at Simpson, Thacher (V#6, headquartered in NYC) in their DC office, OR at Arnold & Porter (V#21, headquartered in DC) in their DC office. Which is the better option given my priorities (i.e. exit options after a few years).