Within the last month I have just left a very comfortable position working with nice people in a nice place. It was nice.
My issue was that of complacency. I felt that goals were not being well established at all levels in the business. It worked well for the company. They were profitable but it didn't gel well with that attitude. I like to constantly push the upper limit of productivity.
I was pushed over the edge when I received only a 4 (out of 5) in most categories in my performance review. I asked What I should do to get a 5 and the only goal I was given was working extra hours. This seems unreasonable as I was exceeding what was asked of me already (it was even noted in the review). So I left. I don't want rubbish targets interfering with my career progression.
With background out of the way, what should actually be expected to get the top level in your performance review.