Thread regarding DST Systems layoffs

Golden years

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 for a long time to tell us what the golden years here were like here and what this company was like back then?

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I laugh when people mention the "golden years" at DST. LOL.....it was always a sweatshop and still is. Probably always will be! Leave if you can.

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Post ID: @Hufz+1eXGhHnh

It wasn't always as bad as it became in recent years.

I remember my first day, in the early 00's, riding up the elevator with a balding older man in (I think) his 50's, and the look on his face was just utter defeat. He looked miserable, and I had jobs at DST where I probably had the same look on my face as I rode up the elevator in the morning.

With that said, there's never been a better time than now to find a better job. Use the Great Resignation to your advantage. Chances are good most places are easier than what you're dealing with at DST/SS&C.

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Post ID: @stcs+1eXGhHnh

Why DST is a delightful company filled with excited staff that can't wait to come in each morning, see their supervisors who will great them with a hearty "good morning" and then receive commendations for the great work done. Promotions come easy, raises far exceed those given by other companies in the area, employees encourage all their friends to join DST and stay for life. There is no better decision. Become a "lifer". (NOT).

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Post ID: @6pnf+1eXGhHnh

Golden years is a term I would use at anyplace other than DST Systems Inc and its affiliates. I had never seen so many demoralized and underappreciated staff. After all, when your working for a place, your giving your life, your hours while living. Yes you get some retirement benefits, but they could vanish in a Valient second. You are giving your life, and the management doesn't seem to realize you could be doing it someplace else. Its sad when I see an obituary of a DST staffer, as I know other companies would have respected their time living and working much more. DST is similar to a man on the street walking up to you and striking you in the face. Everyone knows its wrong and disrespectful, but no one will help you. Glad DST will be disappearing.

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Post ID: @4gne+1eXGhHnh

My spouse worked at Hallmark many years. Over those years, we would compare my spouse's employment to mine at DST. And DST fell far short of Hallmark in ALL AREAS. YES ALL AREAS. DST could have been like Hallmark, but it would have cost some extra money out of the companies pocket. DST is really just a sweatshop.

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Post ID: @3bkr+1eXGhHnh

really folks, that why GOD invented HAPPY HOUR

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Post ID: @2qdc+1eXGhHnh

DST for better or worse is gone. SSC is not a great company other than making Bill and his inner circle money the rest of you are blades of grass on Stones golf course. Stick around and do the minimum while looking for a job. Then when you find a new one provide the minimum transition time...and do not feel bad about it or the poor fool who chooses to stay. That is just the level of response SSNC gives employees which is just the minimum.

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Post ID: @2nry+1eXGhHnh

To Anonymous, who suggested DST staff obtain counselling : my spouse who has a medical background disagrees. Why forever clog the medical system with unhappy people seeking counselling? The effective way to deal with this is remove the negativity by replacing the poor management. Then positive management can rebuild teams and morale. Don't stick your head in the sand. Deal with the root of the problem, not its results.

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Post ID: @2udz+1eXGhHnh

Counseling? Yes I agree. The thin skinned, easily frustrated and angered managers that hold their fabricated slights against their underlings forever should get counseling. It would make the rank and file's workplace much more pleasant and productive. Or just get new managers!

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Post ID: @1aqn+1eXGhHnh

Who ever you are, have you considered getting counseling? You keep posting these same things over and over. Like Elsa said, let it go!

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Post ID: @1gac+1eXGhHnh

I started in the 1980's. There were no golden years. Upper management has allowed and encouraged an environment where the focus is on blaming an associate - rather than realizing all companies have challenges and addressing how to fix them. Associates know if a problem comes up, one of them must "pay". So they all hide and are nervous of being pounced on. Management would never say the company has growing pains, or it was just hard to plan for the unknown and that mistakes are part of being human. No after a 1 week training course in HR, they expect NO MISTAKES from staff EVER. It doesnt help that managers scream, throw things. never discuss promotions, and raises are dismal. Since my start in the 1980's, its the same old, same old. If you want to get to the top, but didnt go to the local "University on Troost Ave" then forget it. If you don't date your Boss, forget it. Read through this entire list of topics under DST Layoffs.com. See how many are happy and uplifting!

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