The company I work for is notorious for tiny raises during annual evaluations. Certain positions have wage ceilings. If you were initially hired closer to the ceiling for your position, your raise will be smaller than for an employee who was hired at a lower wage. Once you hit the ceiling for your position, your performance is immaterial, you cannot make any more money unless you are promoted to a different position. Last year I got a 1.5% raise on my hourly wage. Is this "insultingly low?" This year (from what company veterans tell me) I can expect something similar. For those of you who handle hiring at your workplaces, what would you think of a candidate who stated wage stagnation as a reason for leaving their former place of employment?