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
Please regale us with your favorite DST Story. Here is a true story. One time at a DST facility in Kansas City, it was common place for a group of managers to leave the daily operations meeting at 8:00 a.m. and then go have breakfast at a little... — 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
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
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
Interesting email. Better get vax'd or get your resume updated.
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
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
"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 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
Is it smart to approach HR about a harassment issue with a manager?
Seems like trouble in paradise...
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
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
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
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
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
Any word on the 401k lawsuit?
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
I really can’t stand mental abuse here anymore and I’d most rather quit tomorrow. I’m still here only because they say it’s much harder to find a job when you don’t have a job. I’ve never been in that situation so I don’t know, but I’d love to know... — 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
It’s so hard for me to start all over again, but there’s nothing left of this company anymore. I have applied for dozens of jobs so far I haven't received any offers that I am totally happy with. I was hoping to find something much better, but I’m... — read more
Many of us have been very loyal to this company over the last few years only to be called in and be laid off. It is time for us to place our loyalty and skill sets elsewhere. For the few of you that are still there, do not believe them and think you... — 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
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
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
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
My schedule is so busy and I am so tired after work that I don't even get enough time to rest. When I talk to others, some say that their schedule is not busy at all and that they work at a very relaxed pace. I would not say that I do not know... — read more
OK, it is more or less present in every company, but I think the problem is that here they are not even trying to hide it anymore. It seems to me that these layoffs have shown how important it is to be a favorite of your superior. We’ve been losing... — read more
Honestly, I never thought I would be in a position to have to work in a company like this. As an employee who gives more than 100 percent of myself, I never thought that I would ever agree to be treated as garbage. The situation is such that I will... — read more
Sometimes I wonder what would be the situation in this company if that acquisition hadn’t happened? I came in here after the acquisition, but some people who were there even before it happened told me that everything went downhill after the... — read more
With all the layoffs and now the dumping of real estate, there is even less basis to think that this is a place for stability.....time to go before the company is gone....
The KC Business Journal has an article on basically all the former DST buildings in KC being sold off or listed for sale. Including Argus. Maybe they will lay off all KC staff? The re-write of TA2000 which was a horrible product anyway will be a... — read more
I heard from a friend in Kansas City that they had a RIF on Wednesday. I believe that may just be on the pharmacy side of the business. I know that the company recently gave out bonuses which seems dumb if the company is losing most. This is evident... — read more
More layoffs happening today, KC, Bangkok, India and probably others. Keeping this one on the DL for sure.