I work for one of the largest tech companies in the world. My role is Project Manager, without direct authority over resources. I joined this company 3 months back.
I joined this company from a startup which was later acquired by BIGNAMECO company and everyone from the startup left. I have an extensive technical background. In my last role I was a Data Engineering Manager. I was leading a team of four engineers. I was hand-on at my previous job and did a lot of coding along with other engineers.
This new company I joined seems to be moving at a snail's speed, even though they claim they are moving really fast and are the world's biggest startup (haha!).
Everyone seem to be super focused on internal processes - 90 % of which are useless. There is less focus on actual delivery. From my previous job, I got into the habit of moving and finishing projects at lightening speed. A project estimated here as 6 months can easily done in 2 months at a startup. I also have a better understanding of the technologies used in the project than all the other engineers combined.
Since I am new and don't have direct authority I tend to keep quiet. But, I get incredibly bored creating useless documents. To be honest these documents mean nothing. The only good thing about this new job is the paycheck. In a not-so-expensive city, I make good money. I can't switch jobs immediately due to other hurdles.
My next goal is to move into the broader role of director or VP of analytics/data science in 2 years from now.
Any suggestions on what shall I do and how do I find a way to keep myself challenged technologically and achieve my next goal?