Not helpful work environment. Advice?
March 8, 2013 4:02 PM Subscribe
I work at this company for 1 year and 3 months so far. Team members are not helpful if I need help. Do you have any suggestions?
posted by Mountain28 to work & money (4 answers total)
We have a team of 5 members including the manager.
-1 Senior Analyst
-3 Junior Analyst
Whenever I need help, my colleagues (Junior Analyst) doesn't know the answer. The Senior Analyst has a "doesn't care/doesn't want to help" kind of personality and doesn't talk to anyone. So, we usually ask the manager for assistance.
Recently, I am not too happy because there are some things that I couldn't solve alone. The manager sometimes ask us to troubleshoot/analyze/figure things out on our own. Sometimes it is quite complex and out of my expertise area.
I worked at other organizations in the past and people were quite friendly and helpful. This is my first time in this kind of work environment where we rely heavily on our own. I am starting to hate this work environment and it feels like the norm is to do things by yourself even if it is wrong. Sometimes we don't have a lot of guidance and sometimes we do. Sometimes work is given to us without clear requirements and it's like a guessing game.
Should I find a new job? Or is it like this at every organization? I don't want to jump ship and realize it is the same at every company.