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MAN BELIEVES HIS MANAGER THAT HE WILL GET A PROMOTION, MOUTH SAY ONLY

Advice on leaving my job after one year due to bad management?

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Hi all, it is the start of a new year and the start of a job hunting period. I have landed my first job in a consulting firm doing technology consulting in December 2021…

My work is overall alright but I’m feeling unmotivated to work mainly due to poor management.

As I have reached my one year mark, I am considering alternative options and appreciate some advice from seasoned practitioners on whether I should leave my current firm.

Firstly, there is no useful feedback from my manager. Whenever I ask my manager about my performance or how is the team performing, it is always just one word “good”.

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He always mention that he would like to work out a career roadmap with everyone in the team, but I realised that he had never done so with anyone in the team, over the 3 years he has been in the company. I initiated a one to one meeting with him to discuss my career progression, but during the session he told me he will consider and somehow brushed it aside.

My team have pitched in several advices over the past year to improve our work efficiency and quality but those have been ignored as well. Also heard from colleagues in the other teams that my manager could be afraid to share feedback with us as we might get “hurt and unmotivated”. Overall, there is a lack of long term development for the team and I am unsure of how I can further improve my personal and work capabilities.

Secondly, I am more invested in developing my expertise in a different area of tech consulting, which makes me wonder if this job is right for me. My manager did however mention vaguely that I am on track for a promotion next year, similar as to how most consultants get promoted after 2 years in the job.

I am conflicted as to whether I should stay and wait for a promotion, or forgo the opportunity for promotion, to start afresh in another role.

I also know that 1 year is a relatively short period of time to stay in a company and so I am afraid that this will reflect badly on my future career prospects.

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