So I hear a lot about the different bonus "buckets" and how top analysts get much better bonuses than others. How do they objectively score you? By deals/pitch ratio? Average # of mistakes made on pitch books?
Also, how do headhunters know who is top analysts or not? If a PE shop wants a top analyst from goldman, how do they approach them? How do they know that they want Kevin Johnson vs. Johnny Cresland if they are both in the same group? Do MDs tell headhunters who the best analysts are?