I’m one month into my first job as a C++ dev for a company with a MASSIVE code base and I still am struggling with having a consistent build environment, sometimes spending almost 3 hours a day troubleshooting because my environment is always inconsistent. I’ve barely gotten my hands into the code nor pushed anything because I’m stack tracing through thousands of compiled dlls through process of elimination to identify a bug in the software.

Is this normal? What am I doing wrong? I’m freaking out that I haven’t shown any productivity to this company.

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    If they have such a big codebase and they hired junior, probably they aren't expecting much productivity first couple of months anyways. The best thing you can do is point out this is unproductive and ask that they assign you some senior dev to help out when needed.
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