I've been working with software development for nearly 3 years, but always in small companies with 6 employees at most. In Dec 2018, I started working in a big company and I'm still feeling completely lost.
When I started, no one told me who my manager was or what project I'll be working on. I started with configuring my computer before asking who my manager was, what I'll do etc.
When my manager finally shows up, he told me that I won't work on external projects for now, but when this happens here, they ask the employees to work on an internal project. I finished all my tasks in about 2 days, which was 1 week ago, and since then I, again, don't have any work to do.
I sent a message to my manager this morning to ask for more work, including suggesting new things. But I think he's on vacation.
I don't know if what I'm doing in the meantime is correct e.g. studying. It's really annoying to me to be just sit here and be useless.
What do you all recommend that I do with my time?
I was studying yesterday and I found something that I like to implement in this internal project that I was working before. So I think this could be productive for me today. My plan is, when I finish this, to send an e-mail to my manager's boss, who interviewed me, and ask about what's happening and what the plans for me are.
I sent the e-mail to my manager's boss, and I tried to be diplomatic in saying that I don't want to go over anyone's head, but my manager is on vacation this week and I don't have anything to do. I think he'll answer tomorrow (I hope), because its almost 6 PM.
My manager's boss called me today, to have a chat about my email that I sent yesterday. On my email I told about another skills who could be useful for the company, and I could help when I'm without any task and my desire to learn new technologies too. He will give me a MacBook to help in another projects with iOS development, I'm a Android developer with some XP in iOS, to help in a project.
He have told me about that internal project, my manager didnt give me permission to see the tasks so he gave me now and I will implement the new features. He was very understanding about my email, and the fact about to be able to work with another technologies too make me feel happy.
Wow. Its been more than 1 year since I made this question. Time is going fast. Well, all can I say is I joined in this company at the "wrong" time. A lot of changes was going in that month. 3 months later I was sent to a travel to work in a big big project. And I did it good. Now I am earning 75% more than I was when I started in the company. Its been a pleasure to be here, tbh. Time is the answer, I was ready to give up in the first month. Thank you guys.
PS. My english is very bad yet. Sorry about that. :)