It's been a long time since this company stopped investing in employees. It is a bit sad when I hear from friends who are in smaller companies, that even there they invest a lot more in employees than they do here. The consequences of this are obvious - everyone is looking to get out of here.
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There is no investing in new staff. This company is going out of business. Its all going away except for a disk drive of software code. That will be used by clients in the future. But the buildings, staff, local corporate presence - its almost gone. in 10 years nobody in KC under the age of 30 will even know what DST was. It gone!
"Don't Stay There" is what "DST" stood for. My recruiter sent me everywhere but DST. Said it was not worth my time. My wife went to work there. Got layed off.
Had we successfully unionized in 1984, under the United Office Workers Union, this would have been a better company. Instead we let HR decide our future job path and pay rates! But the management beat us up over the union decision and people were scared they might lose their jobs. So no union!
What I found was this : when I meet people in the KC area, or if I am calling a H.R. person about a job, when I mention that I work at DST Systems all of a sudden the respect for me drops off. Its like DST is though of as such a second class company that nobody respects me. Had I worked at VML, or Hallmark or H.R. Block well those people get a big shot of extra respect when people find out their employer. It would be instant status! I guess people think I only work at DST because I am a loser and can't find any other work. But that is not the case. I have has several other jobs at good companies till I moved to this town.
Listen to what they say…offshore has training. Domestic doesn’t matter
My training when I started lasted 1 week. Then my supervisor was like "dont ever ask me anymore questions. Your trained! I was a Business Analyst. It takes years to learn an entire application and all the routers.