This is something I see happen with people time and time again. They get so hung up on on their current “title” that they pass up great opportunities with top contractors simply because they may have to take a slight step back in rank initially. First off, with the best companies out there they want to ease people into their system and have them get acclimated to the company. Second, job seekers need to look at the BIGGER picture! Ask yourself the following:
1) Is this company a better long term opportunity?
2) Is the money and benefits in line with what I am seeking?
3) Do I believe in myself and my skill set? Do I believe that I can add value and make my mark on this company?
See THESE are the important questions to ask. Getting hung up on a slight title change is ludicrous in the long term view and will certainly keep you from achieving max potential.