I've been at my company for 8 months & I don't feel like I'm adjusting - Any tips?
May 12,2022 at 3:21PM UTC
I work as a design engineer with other Mechanical Engineers & Electricians. Of our team of 24, I am the only female. Overall our company has way more men than women. That's not really my problem - I think it's more with how Men work vs. Women (or maybe just how I work).
What I'm struggling with is I feel like I'm behind or something or not contributing. I came from a company where we discussed things as a team, brainstormed, and came up with solutions because it would affect everyone. We were more Men heavy, but I had a Female boss. & this could also be an issue with just being a larger team (my last company was maybe 40 people total, now the whole team I work on is over half that size). Everyone just goes around and makes changes, and is like - we're going to be doing this now. I've had ideas and talked to some people more senior to me as sort of brainstorming sessions, but I just don't feel any support to move forward with these ideas... I feel like some other coworkers who have started after me, have been working on making changes, and have done that.
Am I the problem? Do I just need to have more initiative and just implement these Ideas or Processes? I'm used to feeling supported by my team and boss, and now I sort of feel like I'm floating by myself... Is this normal work environment stuff? This is only my second job, so I don't know if this is normal... I would just love any tips, anecdotes, or experience for how to make this better...
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