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 customers and it’s clear to me why some people had to get laid off, but did they really have to lay off one of the greatest experts at the expense of a person who is an obvious favorite for unknown reasons. I wouldn't like to spread untruths, this is just my subjective observation, but I am interested in whether you have noticed the growing favoritism in this company as well?
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The marriage story is 100% true. As is hiring sleazy DD to run pharmacy.
Does this surprise anyone? Stone said during the closing call that legal and hr do not run the company. HR is just a paperpusher at ssc. how many of the ceos drunken rants have they had to clean up and i heard from a good source the relationship and marriage of health exec to a DIRECT report was surfaced and they were fine with it and then hire bills friend to run it. Such is life at SSC. I keep interviewing as are peers, the time in coming.
Very corrupt organization. The most corrupt I have ever worked for.
Seeing that the President and Vice Presidents dated staff and ended up marrying girls that worked at DST in full service etc, It is a place of favoritism. McDonald's recently fired and clawed back the bonus of their CEO when they found out he was dating a female employee in a different area. It was against McDonald's policy and his employement agreement. Not so at DST. Its common.
About everything that should not happen at a company from a HR perspective occurs here. Use your imagination. Just about every HR violation you can imagine occurs here.
Yes, dating your manager at this organization is encouraged and happens frequently. I have witnessed the extreme favoritism at this organization.
When I first started at DST Systems Inc all seemed professional and well. But within a month it became obvious there was a little favoritism there. After 1 year it was more obvious. Then 2 years later when I came up for a promotion, it was between me and someone I had to help everyday to do their job. So I was doing a my job and 1/4 of theirs each day. They could not have done their job without my assistance as I was much more technical. The other person got the promotion purely from favoritism due to the very, very personal relationship with the manager. So I stopped helping the person and they also quit asking out of pride and ego. That person started making huge mistakes which impacted the clients greatly. Many missed deadlines and major issues with data integrity. I even saw some huge mistakes coming, said nothing, just let them happen, and they were squarely the fault of the promoted individual. But it didn't matter, the person was promoted again! So DST sacrificed its client's operations and reputation, DST's database and DST's reputation all to keep a person in a relationship with their manager happy. Yes the relationship outside work came first, DST clients came dead last! Impacted clients started asking for me as their "assigned person", which showed they knew who could do things the right way and trusted me more than the other person. Then the idea was hatched to give me double client assignments to cover up the other person's lack of ability and shift the blame as some of the major mistakes were being brought to the President's attention. And it was almost year-end processing time which always overwhelmed the person of lesser ability. Rather than take on double client responsibilities, at year-end, I simply quit and went to work somewhere else (a large telecom firm that was hiring anyone that could spell). I actually received a 20% raise and NO YEAR END work! The promoted individual then started calling me at my new job asking me information on processes only I knew. I ignored the calls for 2 weeks, then I politely explained that I was unable to receive calls at the new job. I understand the clients were really then put thru several huge reconcilement issues. Eventually the favored employee broke up with the manager and started dating someone outside DST so all this was for nothing!!! Other employees who saw the unfair promotion had bad morale when they realized how arbitrary the promotion process is. DST should be about serving its clients, not dating your manager.
Yes, this is a very corrupt organization. I enjoyed my time there but you had to realize if you didn’t have friends in high places, you had no chance to move up.