So I've been working full-time for the past year and a half approximately as a software engineer. And I was working part-time for them about a year and a half before that, including some full-time as summer internship. Now this seems like a silly question to me, but I've only had maybe one review out of 4 or 5 that I believe was fair and that was the first one I received as an intern, which was a satisfactory. All others have been overly generous to the point of wondering if my company is blind, basically at excellent performer level. More recently however, my reviews have even been more overly positive and included a promotion that increased my salary by around 10% or so. Even going so far to say that according to other managers, I'm close to the top employee in my level, which I clearly think is bullshit. Should I be suspicious about anything?
Now for some context on me, for the past year my work has DEFINITELY not been the best, in fact probably some of the worst and I would've fired me. I've been slacking off more due to lack of motivation and trying to find a new job. My worst offenses include leaving early fairly regularly, falling asleep at work for 1-4 hours at a time fairly regularly, and browsing the internet for the majority of the remaining time of my work day. Sometimes even filling out job applications, while at work. This has been going on for over a year, yet I'm still receiving a surprising amount of glowing praise. None of this has ever been directly seen by one of my managers, but it has to have had a noticeable affect on my performance that would be able to be seen instantly because I don't work at an insane pace.
Now for some context on my workplace, things do move slowly here for sure in a lot of ways. For example and one of the major reasons my work ethic is so screwed right now, for my first year plus here and even for about 3 months last year I had nothing assigned to me about 80% of the time due to most work being classified and needing to wait on clearance. Due to being in a classified environment, documentation is thin where available and code may be documented poorly to prevent classifying it and adding additional red tape to keeping it. This place also happens to have a relatively high turnover, like during the past month we had at least 3 early - mid-level employees leave during everything going on. Out of all the interns that I came in with, which was about 7-10 people, only me and one other still remain and even most of the full-time employees I was around at the time are gone too.