The firm I joined initially got acquired by a bigger firm couple of months back. After the acquisition, the work quality has decreased severely. I work as a tool developer for a semiconductor company, and when I joined 1.5 year back, my road-map was very clear. But since acquisition, there has been no good work my way. It's been 5 months since I have done something really productive, except solving a few customer issues.
I have tried discussing this with my manager, I have suggested some things that I will like to do, but it is not taken very seriously. I have also started feeling that I am a little left out at work, while others are more in loop and have greater insight about the upcoming projects.
In such a hostile scenarios, how do I get more visibility to be awarded with good work? By good I mean meaningful, that challenges my intellectual capabilities.
Some more details to avoid making this look like a broad question: - The 5 month gap has really affected my productivity, I don't know how to pass time at work. - I have been given some mundane work, which involves reading code and documenting my knowledge, but that too will be over by this month's end. I don't know what will I do after that. - I have tried talking to others in the team, but everyone keeps their cards to themselves. The senior developer is very possessive about the work he is doing and doesn't talk much or involve me into anything.
In our team of 7 people, one guy has already quit. Should I start looking out actively too? Or is there a way I can make things better for myself by being more visible? I really feel I am capable of a lot more than I am doing right now. And I am looking to learn more, only I don't know how.
EDIT: I have already looked into the other questions related into this, but I felt my problem is different in the light of the acquisition and the unhelpful attitude of the senior dev and the manager. In all those cases people are quite happy in their current jobs, but it is not the case in mine.