Thread regarding DST Systems layoffs

I feel like I wasted the last four years of my life

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 the most toxic environment I've ever experienced in my life. I did all of that as I watched incompetent people get ahead of me because they mastered the one skill that'll open all the doors for you at DST: bu-t kissing. I'm done with this place. I just wish I had something to show for my four years here.

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Post ID: @OP+1f1iOfHd

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First problem you have is that you still think after three years you are working for DST as opposed to SSC. Second problem you had but no longer is that SSC is even worse and the stooges they put in to manage KC are just little bills cronies who are willing to come out once a month. get out while the getting is good this ship is going down.

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Post ID: @Tqdn+1f1iOfHd

I feel you.

I wasted 10+ years, but you know what? There are so many better places out there, and going through the DST grind helped prepare you for them. Update your resume and take advantage of the Great Resignation, because you're in a great position to find something new and better.

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Post ID: @owlr+1f1iOfHd

Everyone at DST was paid 10 to 20% under market value. Except the top tier). So in a sense, we all wasted our time. We made friends, but of course we would have made them at a place paying us market wages or above too. So yes, we gave ourselves away cheap and over the years, even if you were underpaid $1.00 per hour- think how much DST profited from that. Amazing!

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Post ID: @3xzm+1f1iOfHd

uh exit interview? wtf is that @ dst. when i left i got a link for an online form to fill out. guess what, the link didn't work - fitting.

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Post ID: @3bbl+1f1iOfHd

Sorry to hear you wated 4 years at DST. You have been taken advantage of. Many others, the majority are in the same boat. Its very sad the lack of respect we grow accustom to.

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Post ID: @2uok+1f1iOfHd

I know exactly how you feel. Please put these facts in your exit interview report. Although DST H.R. does not really care about you, as your leaving, they will use any negative facts you report on the remaining managers. Yes H.R. will hold this over the poor manager's heads. DST never seemed to care about employee development, people's potential or the abilities they can develop. How many people that could have been developed into strong future Vice Presidents of DST were just ignored, never developed, never mentored, and pigeon holed as they would not brown nose. And think of the cost to DST in potential lost revenue. I strongly warned my mamnager about the sub-accounting threat several years before it effected DST. I was ignored. That error cost DST hundreds of millions in revenue. My manager did not even take my factual ideas about the threat and present it as his own concern. He didn't even care at all! He cared more about all the chemicals to make his lawn look like a golf course and spent hours on the yard. Subaccounting - who cares? I get my paycheck no matter what! Yes DST is a "sub" par company. Good luck as you go to a better place

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