Hello all I have a career centered question.
Ok so I have been working in Software Development for about 3 years now. I was working on a client-server Accounting app at my old job. I stayed at that job for about 2 years, I learned alot and fit in with the culture pretty well. I left that position for a position at a larger company I was trying to step into a role where I could learn more about software development and have a chance to be promoted to a senior level position some time in the future.
Well 3 months in at my new job things don't seem to be going how I envisioned the way they would go. I was told in the interview that I would be working on helping them create a new system to display their current SSRS reports. They told me they needed someone who had some strong intermediate knowledge of C#.NET also they needed someone to help them implement a new inventory system that would replace their old one. In the interview I got the impression that they had a good idea of how and when they were going to implement this new system.
When I got there it was a different story however. There was absolutely no design specifics in place as how they would implement this new system. They have no version control, and seemingly no desire to implement version control. (Despite my insisting on the fact we need version control). There is no documentation process, and to top things off I have literally gotten to the point where I have absolutely nothing to work on.
Last Friday I did nothing all day and the Senior said to me to just relax and not feel guilty that I was doing absolutely nothing for the day.
Here in lies my question. What are the factors I should consider when trying to decide to stay or leave?
I do not want to be labeled a job hopper since I have only been in this position for 3 months now but I feel like I have made a mistake coming here. I feel like I am getting zero experience at this company and I am getting concerned I may get let go because of the lack of work. I was told a couple of weeks ago that they decided against creating a new SSRS system, they will however rebuild the website that is serving up the reports. But every time I ask WHEN we will begin re-writing the site I'm told they are not going to worry about that right now. What should I do in this situation, I honestly don't want to go back where I came from but I don't think it's a good career move to stay either. Also going back will possibly result in a large pay cut.