Thread regarding DST Systems layoffs

Going back

Yes, I too know a few people who came back here after they left. I would never do that, not even if they offered me much better conditions. And apparently they offered much better conditions out of desperation to attract some people again?

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Post ID: @OP+1ig93Ry4

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They would have to offer me triple my old salary to get me back.

I will never sit there and just let myself be abused by a client (Like Thrivent, Scudder, and the REITs, and others did to us)

I'm happy to go to work every day now, and I'm treated like gold. The lack of stress is worth more.

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Post ID: @1fnns+1ig93Ry4

dst THE WORSE PLACE i have ever worked.

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Post ID: @Seji+1ig93Ry4

I am disappointed in DST. I was not looking for pats on the back, promotions, or big raises. Just to be treated in an average manner. I am just an average employee. But when I see associates get ahead in their careers or get nice assignments because they agree to have relations with their supervisor....well that harkens back to the "world's oldest profession". I do not wish that type of immorality in the workplace.

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Post ID: @Sqwg+1ig93Ry4

This turned out to be such a horrible company to work for. In the end, we were treated with such disrespect by our new director even when we bent over backwards to keep operations running after the lay-offs.

The days of thinking you will get some small consideration for becoming a hero for your company are over. I understand quiet quitting now, everything is only transactional and nothing but the minimum will ever be done.

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Post ID: @Sbqj+1ig93Ry4

My "supervisor" was clueless about the technical details of the DST software. He was blind as a worm! I won't ever go back. I did his work for him and he probably got millions in bonuses and options.

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Post ID: @Oqnv+1ig93Ry4

Well looks like the verdict is in. DST is well known as a joke. A horrible workplace. Backwards technology. Managers with no management skills. According to many technical recruiters - its the worse tech firm in town to work for.

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Post ID: @Nnay+1ig93Ry4

I worked at DST 4 years. Wont go back. During that time I was never commended by my supervisor or management once. Got the smallest raise in the dept. Since them I have worked for 3 other tech firms. Have received constant compliments on my work and productivity, nice bonuses, big promotions and raises. Got big counteroffers each time I switched and best of all - the former managers at other companies are still friends with me and we get together often! This would never have happened at DST. My question is: WHAT IS WRONG WITH DST AND ITS MANAGERS?

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Post ID: @Lzrv+1ig93Ry4

NEVER RETURN TO DST SYSTEMS INC! BAD SHOP! I had a manager at DST that could barely function in her personal or work life. Drinking and bad relationships consumed her. Yes she dated a few men at DST and ended up marrying one. I feel sorry for him as he probably doesnt know her past. The systems were years behind in technology, the pay was low, people just figured out how to blame each other, rather than fix a problem. BIG blame game shop. Low IQ managers. Lots of inbred dating amoung departments. You cant ask for a worse environment. Oh yeah, then they invested all our profit sharing in Valient stock when cratered and didnt take the blame for it. LOSERS!

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Post ID: @Lina+1ig93Ry4

You know HR painted a rosy picture of dst when I interviewed. They purposely hid the poor raises, bad management, bad technology. It was deception. I guess they could not hire if they told the truth. But I left and was treated 100% better at new job.

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Post ID: @Hoqn+1ig93Ry4

This is the last company I would like to come back to. The entire decade I worked there, there were people constantly being laid off. You secretly knew your day would come as well. It did, and with how terribly management treats folks, I could not entertain returning. So much hard work and nothing to show for it.

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Post ID: @Evks+1ig93Ry4

DST is a place of tension, rudeness and no respect for workers. Its like working for Archie Bunker in the 1950's in a machine shop. Anything could come out of a managers mouth. Any actions the manager takes is ok. No thought to EEOC rules. Its a time waster

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Post ID: @Dyay+1ig93Ry4

I would not return. Too many bosses dating their young underlings. Kind of explotative. Even the top leaders of DST did it and married their underlings and they all still worked there together at DST. Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka, head coach of the Boston Celtics, has been suspended for the entire NBA season for violations of team policies, the organization announced Thursday night. Udoka had a consensual relationship with a female member of the team’s staff. DST ignored the morales and norms of today and the bosses act like its 1950. I refused to dat my boss. So he dated someone else in the dept.

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Post ID: @Bzaw+1ig93Ry4

DST Layoff information and thoughts posted on a site called Glassdoor. comments are all negative. Most cite bad managers, bad pay, bad hours

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Post ID: @Aonp+1ig93Ry4

DST has been known since 1979 as a poor work environment. Lower pay that other companies and longer hours. No concern for you taking vacation - if you take it your looked at as a slacker. Yet they tell you its a benefit when hires. take it and you manager wont like you. poor place to work

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Post ID: @xauv+1ig93Ry4

$17 per hour for a 2080 hour working year is about 34k. But don't you come in 1/2 hour early and stay 1/2 hour late? So that is 240 more hours per year at $17 per hour. Ever work an all nighter when a installtion rollout is done? Spend you own tie travelling to client sites? You dont count those hours? You should

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Post ID: @vzmy+1ig93Ry4

Ice cream scoopers make $17 per hour now? Thats over $37,000 per year. Now thats more than alot of people at DST used to make. DST was a true sweatshop. People always said DST stood for "dont stay there". And that means : dont go back!

How do you calculate $37,000 per year. This is more like $35,000 are you using DST math?

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Post ID: @tefm+1ig93Ry4

Seriously - nobody goes back to DST. There are so many great companies begging staff. Companies with real futures and exciting work. DST is a last choice for anyone.

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Post ID: @tpvh+1ig93Ry4

Ice cream scoopers making $17 per hour? How about customer service reps for a large company that sells products making $30 per hour and benefits. No education or experience required. No blame game. No deadlines. Just take phone orders. A real reason to work there - not DST. DST is way behind on pay scale!

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Post ID: @ouzx+1ig93Ry4

Ice cream scoopers make $17 per hour now? Thats over $37,000 per year. Now thats more than alot of people at DST used to make. DST was a true sweatshop. People always said DST stood for "dont stay there". And that means : dont go back!

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Post ID: @nthk+1ig93Ry4

Washington Post has an article about Ice cream scoopers in a ice cream shop earning $17 per hour, with overtime if worked and benefits! Thats more than DST Systems Inc ever paid me in the 1990's and I have a 4 year business degree and was a Biz analyst. DST is el cheapo! And I had no overtime pay as I was on an salary.....

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Post ID: @iovc+1ig93Ry4

If you have to go back to DST, and can't find a better offer at one of hundreds of local businesses, then might there be something wrong with your work performance or personality? You can find better pay anywhere. Everyone is hiring. Go back? NO CAN DO! I can't go for that, NO CAN DO!

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Post ID: @iwot+1ig93Ry4

Wow....I can't think of too many things worse than having to go back to that sh*thole, hat in hand, begging for a second chance at this low rent company. Ugh.....

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Post ID: @gjsf+1ig93Ry4

I would never return to Dst. I was ashamed to work there and avoided telling people where I worked. I would say that I worked for major mutual fund related firm. Hoping people would think it was American century or Waddell & reed.

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Post ID: @eciv+1ig93Ry4

I opinion is : in 2 years SS-C and DST will have no staff in Kansas City, all moved or cut. Its over baby!

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Post ID: @bnzq+1ig93Ry4

If you have ever worked at DST/SS&C then you would never consider returning. In this area there are so many other firms with more PTO, advancement opportunity and better benefits and compensation. Not to mention a positive work environment. If you do return to SS&C then you must be aware you are on borrowed time and will be cut someday, sooner rather than later. And on your resume, returning to the company makes you look desperate, as if you could not find another new company that would hire you. So you returned to SS&C because maybe no other company wanted you? Thats what it will look like. Do not return

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Post ID: @bwel+1ig93Ry4

I came back for less money. It really sucks out there. Lot's of companies are quietly laying off tech folks and the working conditions really suck. SS&C has it's issues but it's not the worst...trust me.

I wish I never would have left. Cost me a year of time and a ton of money.

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Post ID: @9lkg+1ig93Ry4

I left this company after a short time as the management, even at the top was, well to put it nicely, not the sharpest people in the drawer. I used to tell people this. They thought I was just rehashing sour grapes. But then when the company allowed a huge amount of its employees retirement funds to go into Valiant Pharma, a sham and scam company whos stock took the biggest crash since Enron, I was proven correct. Everyone knows you diversify - thats what MUTUAL FUNDS DO. And mutual funds are DST's business. But they ignored that and just let it all get thrown into Valiant. Historically bad move! It will be discussed in Harvard Business school as a case of poor management for years to come...congrats for the "fame"!

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Post ID: @7sue+1ig93Ry4

I was raised to treat other people with the idea of the "Golden Rule". But during many years I worked at DST that rule was rarely followed by supervisory staff. Example : Even a glitch found in computer code that was written during the time I was in grade school would be blamed on me, even though I was in client support services, not the programming area. Yes a client complains something is not working right, and its my fault just because I was assigned that client. Had some other person been assigned that client it would have been blamed on them not me. Supervisors could not grasp the concept it was a programmers coding error that happened years earlier when I was 12 and in 6th grade. Now thats being short sighted. Do not go back to DST if they try to hire you again.

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Post ID: @4svm+1ig93Ry4

DO NOT RETURN TO THIS COMPANY. Think of all the criticism you had poured on you in the past, the smaller than expected raises, the lack of promotions, and the long thankless hours. Now if your such a bad worker that no other company wants you i understand. But DST will lay you off AGAIN when you least expect it!

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Post ID: @2ciu+1ig93Ry4

You left for a reason. Is your dignity for sale? Is it going to be different? If you were worth that much why didnt they pay you before.

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Post ID: @2vae+1ig93Ry4

Don't ever go back. Too many other great companies in the area. Don't waste your life at dst systems

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Post ID: @1aae+1ig93Ry4

The compensation to come back is what is enticing people. I know two people that have been offered quite a bit more than what they were making when they were laid off. One accepted and one declined.

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Post ID: @1vsc+1ig93Ry4

The conditions are the same. They have not changed. Only the supervisors you work under will change. Do not go back. Ever!

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