My firm grades 1 - 4. 1 being leave now, 4 being god.
I got a 2 for the third consecutive appraisal -despite feedback being increasing effusive. Everyone else I know seems to get a 2 as well. I can accept some people getting a better score than me when I know they are better or good and the bell curve will always be a mystery. But when people I know are high performers get a 2 - and me too - I have to wonder if everyone gets told they are a high 2?
Anyone else got similar or different experiences?