How is everybody on WSO top bucket
It seems like every post related to performance on WSO is about being a top bucket analyst. At my shop, about 70% of analysts are placed in the dead middle bucket, some exceptional performers get rated one step above that, and VERY few (maybe 5%) get the top rating. There is no way to be ranked top without the influence of politics or luck.
How is everybody on WSO an expert on being top bucket? Would being rated middle or upper-middle limit chances to get good lateral banking/exit opportunities? Looking to leave after bonuses hit and am concerned about optics if I get an average rating, despite multiple M&A / financing deals under my belt.