I recently joined a large consultancy and have been very disappointed with the quality of my experience. After a rather extensive training programme (a good thing), I spent nearly two months desperately trying to secure a role on a client-facing project (a bad thing). Though I now have a couple of projects under my belt, I cannot shake the feeling that I am working for an organisation with which my work ethos is fundamentally incompatible: I sense a widespread lack of creativity and commitment within the organisation and fear that my career will be limited by the lack of variety in my day-to-day work.
I have two (related) questions, and would appreciate anyone's advice on either:
1) Is it unreasonable for me to be giving serious thought to leaving my job after such a short period (five months)? This is a question that I have been struggling with, as I generally pride myself on being fully committed to my work.
2) If I apply for positions at other Firms, how should I deal with the fact that I am leaving my current job after such a short tenure? Should I spend a lot of time discussing my reasons for leaving in the cover letter, or should I not mention it at all?
Any thoughts/suggestions are welcome.