I started a new software developer job two months ago with a probation period of six months. Unfortunately I am quite dissatisfied with the company and management. I'm a young and very passionate developer and feel like I cannot make use of my full potential. There is also no one more skilled than me to teach me new things. Therefore I am thinking of leaving the company as soon as I found a new position. What I am thinking about, however, is if I should first discuss my problems with my manager. He told me to do so if I face any problems.
Should I talk to my manager first or start looking for a new job immediately and then just quit?
EDIT I received a lot of critic in comments and answers concerning several things.
- being overconfident
- being high-maintenance
- having low communication skills
- doing a poor job during the initial interview
I could try to defend myself and explain in a lengthy edit to my question why some of these accusations are definitely false. This, however, would not help to improve the question nor the answers and would be off topic. Your thoughts made me think about my situation nevertheless and some of them might be true.
Unfortunately most of the answers - while mentioning good points - did not really answer my original question. It looks like there was a misunderstanding. I did not intend to ask if I should quit my job before having found a new one. I also did not intend to ask if I should my quit my job at all. I intended to ask whether one should start looking for a new job when unsatisfied during probation or if one should first talk to the manager. Everything else was an attempt to explain that I see only a low chance that talking to my manager would change the situation significantly.