I know not to say anything in an exit interview. However, I'm not at that point, although I'm not happy at my job and am attempting (though not as hard as I could be) to leave. Instead, I am having weekly 1-on-1 meetings with my manager, in which I basically say nothing about my dissatisfaction - just provide some updates about what I'm working on.
My complaints are primarily cultural: needlessly loud workplace, distractions and interruptions abound, so they're not specifically things that my boss would address. There's nothing wrong with the work that I'm doing, I'm just not able to do it as effectively as I believe I would be able to do in a better environment. In fact, my boss is one of the main noisemakers, particularly of what I'll refer to off-topic noise (pop culture outbursts, playing music, etc. as opposed to loud but work-related discussions that are slightly more tolerable), so raising this concern could be offensive.
In this situation, is it advisable say anything? What if the situation was different - is it advisable to say anything negative in these meetings ever? Or do I just maintain a good relationship, say that everything is fine, and eventually give notice?