I know everyone has heard about the great deal experience analysts at, , get. I don't doubt that many of the analysts do get great experiences, but from what everyone says here typically its only one analyst per deal no matter how big the deal (e.g. Berkshire-Lubrizol, AT&T-T-Mobile), which seems like its great for that analyst, but at the same time firms like LAZ/EVR have 20+ first-year analysts each in New York, but these firms only do 5-10 big deals per year. Does that translate to a lumpier experience where half of the analysts get incredible experiences and the other half get relatively lackluster ones (dependent on luck and work quality at the start)?
At a, one advantage I can imagine is that since there are multiple analysts on big deals, the overall experiences each analyst gets is a little bit more predictable. Question is would you rather have an 80% chance of being the 2nd/3rd analyst on a big deal or a 40% chance of being the sole analyst on a big deal?