What do the buckets look like in ER?

I'm a first year assoc in ER. How does bucketing work? I understand your analyst holds final say, but how is it supposed to work if you're the only associate your analyst works with? Do they communicate to the head of research and they do the bucketing?

Also, is there any meaningful spread in comp/promotion timeline between buckets?

Comments (7)

Jan 17, 2022 - 12:59pm
WSO Monkey Bot, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Hey Associate 1 in ER, I'm the WSO Monkey Bot and I am sad to say, but this thread is lonely, so thought I'd post in here to try and help out. Some potential topics that might help:

More suggestions...

I hope those threads give you a bit more insight.

Jan 24, 2022 - 9:19pm
clickers19, what's your opinion? Comment below:

In my experience, feedback comes from two sources - your senior and the sales team. Senior holds more weight but sales folks provide comparable reviews across the department as they interact with everyone

Jan 24, 2022 - 9:29pm
research_guy, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Definitely both your analyst and the salesforce. Keep them both happy - whatever it takes. From my firm's POV, when it comes to promotion the salesforce's opinion on you carries as much (if not more) weight in determining your advancement. 

  • Prospect in PE - LBOs
Jan 24, 2022 - 9:49pm

If your analyst is very hands on and they have 20-30 years experience and know everything, why would the sales turn to you instead of your analyst? 

Jan 25, 2022 - 7:10am
research_guy, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Optio soluta delectus similique. Totam non reprehenderit inventore quae fuga magnam est. Qui necessitatibus et voluptatem ab voluptatem eos.

Incidunt modi occaecati adipisci aperiam. Alias sequi impedit est aut laudantium in aut. Et tempora a omnis molestiae qui sint recusandae. Eveniet mollitia molestias nemo. Esse dolorem consequuntur fugit asperiores ullam veritatis possimus amet. Suscipit sit impedit dolore qui tempora voluptatem rerum.

Aut quia fugiat sunt voluptatem enim. Asperiores dolorem expedita aliquam aut perferendis architecto magni explicabo. Explicabo eos veritatis necessitatibus ut aspernatur omnis ex.

Start Discussion

Career Advancement Opportunities

May 2022 Investment Banking

  • Jefferies & Company (▲03) 99.6%
  • RBC Capital Markets (▲07) 99.2%
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch (▲02) 98.7%
  • Lincoln International (▽02) 98.3%
  • Houlihan Lokey (▲07) 97.9%

Overall Employee Satisfaction

May 2022 Investment Banking

  • Jefferies & Company (▲12) 99.6%
  • Rothschild (▲02) 99.1%
  • Truist Securities (+ +) 98.7%
  • Greenhill (▲06) 98.3%
  • Houlihan Lokey (▲07) 97.9%

Professional Growth Opportunities

May 2022 Investment Banking

  • Jefferies & Company (▲04) 99.6%
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch (▲06) 99.2%
  • RBC Capital Markets (▲09) 98.7%
  • Lincoln International (▲02) 98.3%
  • Houlihan Lokey (▲06) 97.9%

Total Avg Compensation

May 2022 Investment Banking

  • Director/MD (9) $661
  • Vice President (36) $393
  • Associates (181) $246
  • 2nd Year Analyst (109) $161
  • 3rd+ Year Analyst (17) $156
  • 1st Year Analyst (348) $148
  • Intern/Summer Associate (74) $147
  • Intern/Summer Analyst (272) $91