I recently joined a research organisation where I need to build services for research scientists. I thought I would gain knowledge in data science, but now after joining I see its a long shot since there are already data scientists for that.
I had this intuition that since its a non profitable organisation people would be relaxed but I thought to give it a try. There are three teams and they all have daily stand ups which is a good thing, but half of the time time I don't know what they are talking about, a couple of weeks back I asked my manager to give me some kind of technical introduction to which he agreed to but he failed to come through. I am not inexperienced and I have a fair amount of industry experience. In my previous places we get a buddy who walks you through all the technical and non-technical stuff which is absent here. Last week there was a meeting where we were asked about what we would like to improve and I found a ray of hope, but as of now nothing special happened.
Today no one was bothered to explain me what they are working on and what the terms they discuss in the morning sprint. I am really confused if this is a right place for me or I should move to some proper software company.
My question is what an individual can do if he finds himself in the similar situation? do things like these improve or one becomes part of the system?