DST Global Solutions

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Be aware of restrictions on future employment opportunities when joining

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Consultant  in  Sydney (Australia)
Current Employee - Consultant in Sydney (Australia)

I have been working at DST Global Solutions

Pros

Previously, employees have been DSTs strength, but DST is experiencing a serious drain of key staff, with a steady stream of resignations

Cons

Individual contracts do not have restrictions, but DST has built penalty clauses into many of its contracts with its clients, relating to employing any DST staff. This restricts employees from moving on to a large section of the financial industry in Australia.

HR is weak and ineffective. Employees are disengaged and this is compounded by another year of badly "managed" salary reviews.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire some more managers in the UK. That appears to be working.....not

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could be better in a few years - not now

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at DST Global Solutions

    Pros

    Great work life balance, relaxed environment. People are great to work with and many SMEs who can (not will) get the job done.

    Cons

    Incompetant senior management
    Disconnect between senior management and staff
    Remuneration below par
    Remuneration non existant actually
    Lack of visibility around promotion
    No real career progression path

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to staff (senior and junior)
    Remunerate hard working staff
    be proactive not reactive
    Aim should be long term growth not making budget in current year.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Has seen better days...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Surbiton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Surbiton, England (UK)

    I have been working at DST Global Solutions

    Pros

    Friendly, relaxed environment
    Offices recently refurbished bringing them into the 21st century
    Quite nice pubs close to office
    Reasonable employer contribution to pension
    Hard-working and effective support teams

    Cons

    Poor remuneration
    Poor staffing levels - those not made redundant are leaving at a rate that can't be replaced. Except at an executive level where more and more expensive people are being brought in to manage each other.
    Poor staff morale
    Dreadful communication - people only find out what's going on via the rumour mill
    Snr. Management who seemingly neither understand the industry they serve nor the technology needed/expected from clients or prospects
    Woeful internal project governance
    Snr. Management / HR who go through the motions with initiatives like employee surveys and then spin the results to match what they want to see
    Unable (unwilling?) to respond to new competition and new technology hoping that the old technology and old products can be milked for a couple more years...
    Management distant and remote from the employees
    Little accountability at Snr. level
    Patronising HR Dept.
    Inadequate internal training courses - laughably so. Like much of DST training is done on the cheap

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell Global Solutions to someone who understands the Investment Management industry and can make this place work

    Doesn't Recommend
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