I'll start, before I left earlier this year, I was a "Software Engineering Manager" L2 and my salary was $136,000 a year with about a $10k bonus. Sounds great but I hired in at $130k over 6 years prior, so three promotions, 6 years and 6k raise. The... — read more
I was bored on the train, so I thought I'd take the moment to humble-brag about my wealth and charitable endeavors.
You know you are an ill fit for your role when feedback from your previous townhall is that you aren’t taking questions seriously, you lack tact when addressing legitimate compensation concerns, and you make bully comments like “if you don’t like it... — read more
I won't lie, DST used to pay well, that's the main reason why I stuck around for as long as I have. However, that hasn't been true for at least a few years with pay increases that can only be called insulting. I've had enough and I'm planning to... — read more
I just saw on the news that employees of CHI Overhead door, a garage door company are getting $175,000 to $750,000 EACH based on their years worked as Nucor bought them! The average worker got a check for 5.5 times their annual salary. I am new to... — read more
I started looking a new job and managed to get a solid offer in a very short time. I didn’t leave because I think I can get one even better. So, it is possible to find a job in a reasonable amount of time. However, why go now and not take the... — read more
If you work at DST expect more cuts in the future. Everyday management is trying to cut costs, which is easier than deriving new revenue and clients in this recession. I squarely blame DST's Senior management (AVP level and above) actions since 1979... — read more
Has there been any news on May layoffs?
I know many have said this before but I'm going to reiterate that DST has a lousy culture. We have management that takes every opportunity to make us feel like we're replaceable and unimportant to the company. How exactly am I supposed to get... — read more
These executives held two damn town halls talking about cost of living raises, making pay more competitive with the market. And then want to hand out these 2 and 3 percent increases like they doing something for us. It’s time to get the f**k out. It... — read more
I am totally burned out. The pressure is so great and it's not worth staying here any longer. The other day I sent a bunch of applications. I've been doing a double workload here for months now because after my colleague left, DST still hasn't... — read more
I feel sorry for fresh out of college new hires who are getting their first work experience here. And it seems to be most of them. Almost no one with experience comes here anymore. Looks like DST now only hires fresh out of college candidates?
It's been a long time since this company stopped investing in employees. It is a bit sad when I hear from friends who are in smaller companies, that even there they invest a lot more in employees than they do here. The consequences of this are... — read more
Anyone have any information on the dst lawsuit?
Everybody on my team is burning the candle at both ends. I'm so tired all the time that all I do is work and sleep, nothing in between. Luckily I'm not married, but I feel bad for my colleagues who are. Their partners must be pi---d at them. We... — read more
I am wondering, the posts here are bad. Whats the worse thing management did?
A return to office with record high inflation coupled with crippling gas prices & stagnate wage increases is nothing short of old CEO’s from a different era trying to strong arm the working class. These CEO’s are all in their 70’s and grew up during... — read more
Now I'm worried about having a job tomorrow or the following week 24/7. This can't be good for our mental health.
No wonder DST is laying off, It would take up to 15 million to make the building safe and habitable per the city. And we were working in that rathole!
Candidates are ghosting DST. When they learn DST is not sincere and is laying off- well the candidates just never return DST's calls for interviews etc. Can you blame them?
Why are DST management blind as a bat? What is wrong with them? Were they born that way?
I worked in a small family business out of college. And not my family's. It was miserable. DST was fun and interesting while new and learning. Then daily repetition and no future made it dreary. I was cut. Now happy at new job with a much more... — read more
Sounds like the “option” of returning to office will no longer be optional, and managers/HR better be ready for a mass exodus. Strong arming is not going to work with the plethora of jobs currently hiring. I know lots of employees that will see that... — read more
It would be hard for me to believe if I didn't happen to know the person who applied for the position. The guy is young, talented and ambitious an has an excellent resume. So did he get the job? Nope! Instead of such a candidate, this company... — read more
Not being responsive to questions or requests. Forgetting what you have asked them to do. Assigning the same task to different employees. Not setting an example (do as I say, not as I do). Taking Special privileges. .. — read more
If you're a brown noser. You're guaranteed to get ahead as long as you're willing to kiss the right butts. If you work hard and don't spend half of your time gossiping with the manager and bad-mouthing your coworkers, you can kiss any career... — read more
What is DST's policy on a layoff when the prospective person to be cut is married to upper management (or living with them). I am curious. I know alot of top management at DST married or dated women they work/worked with. How are the layoff rules... — read more
Jeff Zucker and his coworker got fired for dating. It was against company ethics. But the top brass at DST dated people below them and even married them with no penalty. Whats wrong here? Zucker was fired for dating. So was the McDonalds President... — read more
I used to love working here. And then the SS&C takeover happened. Now that I’m leaving in a few days I wonder if everything would be equally as bad in this company even if that acquisition never happened? Some say that it wouldn't make much... — read more
What does it benefit the organization to have a hostile work environment?
DST mostly cuts the best people. The others are leaving here on their own or are seriously looking for a way out. Everyone would like to be in some other better company. Leadership has no serious long-term plan. There is no trust. In general, the... — read more
I am much happier now that I heard that DST does not have an exit interview. Could someone please confirm if that's really true? I wouldn't be surprised if it was because DST doesn't care about the opinion of any of us. As strange as it may sound... — read more
I've made no progress since I joined DST. I've been working under not one, not two, but three useless managers in that time (you'd think I'd get lucky at least once), I had to deal with unrealistic goals and timelines, and I had to navigate probably... — read more
I don't work at DST anymore but keep in touch. Layoffs will continue until its all gone. Business will move out of town. No more DST. All the code designed and written will be replaced. What I did for year will not have any trace. Some people working... — read more
Perhaps some like it that way, but I expected to get better training. When I first came here, I was totally lost and had to beg my colleagues to help me so I could do my job. I didn’t immediately give notice just because I needed a job, but I... — read more
how many got the letter that ssc's 401K vendor was breached and that your name and social security number was likely compromised? Unlike other companies who usually pay for credit monitoring for a year in the ssc world they send you a letter telling... — read more
I’ve been working here for a few years now and I don’t think it’s ever been worse than it is now. In fact, this company has been getting worse and worse for the past few years. Has it ever been pleasant to work here? Is there anyone who's been here... — read more
I have given up investing any effort here. I see that it just isn't worth it. Moreover, I feel stupid next to those who do almost nothing and still are much more appreciated. Even the greatest workaholics give up working hard here. My question... — read more
I'm so tired of people constantly complaining but doing nothing to change their situation. Why are you waiting for something to happen to you? You are perfectly capable of making something happen on your own. There are jobs available all over the... — read more