Clients paying for our services need to run. This new system we are forced to use is going to make all of our systems crumble. Testing and submitting ticket after ticket after ticket to our teck team is a joke. Their responses are “no updates, no... — read more
I am finally leaving this company, counting down the last days here and thinking a bit what from my experience would be good advice for someone considering applying here or for new hires?!?!? *DST has become a company only for those who have no... — read more
If you think you're safe, think again. DST leadership believes everybody is replaceable. If there is somebody willing to do your job for less money, they'll find them. And there's always somebody cheaper. Maybe not better, but they don't care about... — read more
My first day at DST Systems I saw a Group Manager literally screaming at a Client Service Representative. Right out in the hallway. In front of everyone. His exact words were "If you were a man I would slug you right in the face". She had forgotten... — read more
Have you also noticed that more and more people quit without giving notice? I know two people who recently left and didn’t give notice. To me, it’s completely unprofessional. I understand that people are outraged at this company, but that’s not... — read more
A record 4.3 million people quit their jobs in August, evidence of the considerable leverage workers have in today's economy : this per the CNN story today. Millions of people unhappy are walking off their jobs to NEW jobs paying more than are more... — read more
I surmised the decline and layoff of staff would come. In 2008 I was reading a business publication when I noticed a "DST exec" had other business interests besides DST. The guy had invested in a prize / lottery company. Thats when I realized this... — read more
I decided to give notice because my mental health was starting to suffer. Working hard doesn’t mean doing work for three people. Worst of all, here if they see that you manage to somehow finish that pile of work, usually working extra hours, they... — read more
I spoke with a headhunter in 1980 about DST and then again in 2000. The two different headhunters had the same things to warn me about: DST has rude and degrading management Management will not mentor you Pay rate is lower than its... — read more
I came here shortly before the pandemic started and at first I thought the problem was in me and it would take me a while to get used to the new environment. Nope. I plan to give notice early next month. Purely out of curiosity I wonder now if... — read more
Yes I blame the PAST management. You know who I am talking about. The guys that put in so much effort to build and support downtown KCMO. The guys that were so busy working all the time that they married women on the DST payroll, as if they had no... — read more
Everybody and their grandmother is looking for a way out - with good reason! Stay away!
If people want to leave the company for whatever reason (and I think we all know what I'm talking about,) let them! What's the worst thing that can happen? The rest of us will be safer? There'll be fewer layoffs? Honestly, just let people do what... — read more
Rumors are starting again about possible layoffs before the end of the month. I'd like to avoid worrying if I can, so if somebody here knows if there is any truth to this, please share. I don't want to start stressing over somebody's overactive... — read more
Results are in, if you are on shore and you get more than 1% then you did really really well! If you're offshore, the most you probably got was 10%, but hey that's ok, you can walk out the door and double your salary, so certainly don't waste your... — read more
I do not believe that there is anyone who thinks that the vax mandate by this company would be for the purpose of caring for the health of employees. I wouldn't like to go into the discussion of whether one should get vaccinated or not, I am not a... — read more
Interesting email. Better get vax'd or get your resume updated.
Is DST still relying strictly on cuts to boost up profitability? It didn't work while I was there and I seriously doubt that it works now, but I wouldn't be surprised if they're stubbornly sticking to it. DST never had a good leadership team that... — read more
"DST DOES NOT LIKE YOU". I know it hurts, its insulting, but DST has never shown respect or caring toward its staff. DST has known since the 1980's that its staff was underpaid compared to employees doing the very same job just a few miles away. ... — read more
Is it smart to approach HR about a harassment issue with a manager?
Why does DST continue laying off people based on their pay instead of their productivity/knowledge/experience? I keep seeing the same thing happen. They get rid of people who know their jobs inside out and then they have to hire two people to replace... — read more
The situation I found myself in is a bit ridiculous and I thought something like this could never happen to me. Now I have a coworker who thinks he’s my boss. The reason is very simple, he knows he is favored and I guess it he thinks that gives him... — read more
Saw am article where crusty stoneman says M&A will be strong this year but he's concerned about labor shortage... 1) YOU HAD A STRONG LABOR FORCE - YOU KEEP LAYING THEM OFF!! 2) Nobody in their right mind would work for your hack shop anyhow! — read more
Hey Senior Management, your evaluation process is a complete joke and has been for f---king years. Now it's soooo much worse. The only people you have left are working their tails off. You've got a bunch of 4-5s but you mandate a bell curve. So I'm... — read more
and you by some chance still visit this page (or maybe you know somebody who quit) any chance you can describe the exit process? Are the two weeks necessary or do they tell you to leave immediately? Is there an exit interview? Do they care why we are... — read more
Appears offshore teams have had enough of the abuse, management revolving door, and miserly pay raises, and have been leaving in droves. It really says a lot when your "cheap alternatives" decide enough is enough! You REALLY had to abuse them to make... — read more
I'm not. I tried to learn as much as possible, but in that sense I was very limited here. I just didn’t have a lot of opportunities to learn much. That's why I'm leaving. I don’t intend to waste my time here where it’s not exactly easy to expand... — read more
Any word on the 401k lawsuit?
Most of my coworkers spend their days constantly worrying about being laid off, and that makes me sad. Being laid off is not easy, but it's also not as bad as some people have convinced themselves. I was laid off twice so far and each time I ended up... — read more
Every day you hear stories about injustice, about unethical practices, about those who are comfortable here just because they are someone's favorites, about superstars who have taken someone else's credit, etc. For a while I tried so much to focus ... — read more
They laid off mostly the best people from whom much could be learned and left those who not only do not have the capacity to do the job, but are not much interested in their job either. That is my impression. As far as I am concerned, this... — read more
I used to give it my all, go the extra mile whenever possible but recently I stopped trying. Why bother? It's not like hard work is recognized or rewarded in any way. Being good friends with somebody in the management might do the trick, but that's... — read more
I don't mean to be rude or insensitive, but in case another layoff round is brewing it'd be good to know more about the process itself. Things like how were you notified, is it possible to negotiate your severance package, do you get an explanation... — read more
Seems like trouble in paradise...
After this last round of layoffs, the situation is becoming dire in a few areas. They fired some really key people, and the ones that are left are holding a bag of "who knows what" because they don't! Senior execs with no clue how the business works... — read more
Has anyone been able to receive the additional weekly $300 under the Affordable Care Act? My understanding is that DST/SS&C has to acknowledge the last layoff was Covid-related when responding to the unemployment claim. If they do, the additional... — read more
Stoneman forced to up his bid on that Australian company! Good! Stock falls 4% - good! Makes me happy to see him have to shell out dough