After my masters degree I am now at my first job as a software developer a little over 3 months and am seriously questioning if this job and software development in general is suited for me.
My position states software developer, not junior software developer although I'm very much a junior considering my skill set. I think this is mainly because the company is quite small, not even having a proper software department, but rather single people here and there working on different projects (everybody for themselves, no teams). I was very open about my skill level in the interview and got the proposal to work with one of the freelance developers, getting into the framework (Flutter) and getting up to speed in general. I accepted based on this proposal. When I started, I was then put under somebody else (not a software developer and not on site), because the freelancer had some personal issues. Since then I am working with a Bluetooth chip on little tasks. I have no idea what this project should lead to (something I noticed about lots of people, everybody is only inside their own projects).
While I'm not pressured or put under stress by anybody in the company, it very much feels to me like I'm not progressing at all. Anything I did so far, I could have done in a private project at home. Does my code work - yes. Does it run stable - oh hell no. While I have somebody to ask a question here and there, it's not like there is even a senior whose code I could look at and learn from. When I carefully raised this issue with the person I get my tasks from (maybe you could say manager, though IMO it would be a stretch to say so) and my boss (the company boss), they just were like "it'll be fine, it's ok". This is very different of what I knew of some friends who got junior positions at bigger companies and worked in a team under a senior from the beginning.
I'm quite demotivated already, being quite alone in my project with almost zero interaction with other employees and am also very anxious that not making progress in my skills will hurt me in the future, since employers will have a certain expectation when seeing a 1 or 2 year software development entry in a CV.
My main question now is: am I expecting too much "handholding" in a junior position (maybe my friends got lucky in their positions)?
I'm unsure if I should search for another position as soon as possible where I would have more possibilities to polish my skills or pull through in this job.