DST Systems
2.8 of 5 153 reviews
www.dstsystems.com Kansas City, MO 5000+ Employees

DST Systems Reviews

Updated Jun 3, 2014
DST Systems – Kansas City – “DST”

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2.8 153 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

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Stephen Hooley

(51 ratings)

44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Client Relations Specialist (Current Employee)
    Kansas City, MO

    ProsWork directly with a set group of clients, and ability to learn all aspects of the company.

    ConsVery negative work environment, lots of messiness with a complete lack of appreciation of associates, very little follow through, and a constant push to take on more work without any hope of a promotion.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    One of the most disorganized places I've ever worked

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI have nothing positive to say about this 'weird' company

    ConsThey hire people for positions they don't even need and put them in a never-ending 'training' program. I was in limbo for over a year and NEVER assigned to a department because there were no positions available for the job they hired me for. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME!

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a clue!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horrible place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNo pros working at DST.

    ConsPoor training, managers play favorites to their employees and as usual, employees play favorites to other employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop the favoritism, also you need to work on your training classes that are provided to your new hires-2 or 3 days of training is NOT sufficient. Have you heard of "hands-on training?" Yeah, you should consider that-especially those that are new to the software.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    DST stands for Don't Stay There.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI am no longer there. I enjoy life now. I enjoy not having my vacation plans changed by my manager.

    ConsRequired overtime, lack of leadership at the upper management level. Raises are never more than 2%.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit your day job.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    sweat shop stay away forever

    Senior Software Developer (Current Employee)
    Kansas City, MO

    Prostechnology mainframe traing edept good

    Consmoving everything oversea ! !!

    Advice to Senior Managementretire - stop moving skilled oversea

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Used to be a decent place to work.

    Former SME (Former Employee)
    Kansas City, MO

    ProsNo pros any more after getting Hooleyed.

    ConsCulture is now so cutthroat it's not even funny.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit and let somebody better take over.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Big Pay Differences for Same Jobs

    Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
    Kansas City, MO

    ProsSteady paycheck that clears. Clean offices. Not much else is positive about it at all.

    ConsHUGE difference in pay in the same division for the same job--maybe $40K vs $100K. If you are a woman or minority, please negotiate your salary hard before you're hired or else you'll be stuck at the same pay level forever. I've never been in any corporation with such a wide spread in salaries for the identical job description and title, but it is absolutely true. If you want no training, no support from management to improve your skills and want to lock up all your abilities in a deep-freeze, go ahead and work at this place. You also will never see any organization so top-heavy in its benefits as what company officers make versus what the worker bees make.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe fair. That would be a nice expectation. Also, try to share a few more of the crumbs off your profit-sharing and stock purchases with some of the little people. It will help everybody be just a little happier.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Network Administrator (Former Employee)
    Kansas City, MO

    ProsLow level managers where cool , understood the BS and long hours and oncall that this company puts you through. Once you got past team leads it was all about getting screwed just so the upper mgnt looks good.

    ConsLong hours , oncall sucked , you might as well put a ball and chain on once its your turn. Low pay , very low pay, This company is out of touch with today's work force , they will screw you over and not think twice about how your quality of life is , there new CIO completely ruined the IT dept with his grand ideas of how a IT dept should be ran. Complete failure and they lost pretty much 90% of all the quality engineers do to his decisions. If you want to work 60+ hours a week and be oncall all the time , this company is for you . All I can say is RUN , just ask around , it is very well known in KC that this is not the place to work if you want to be in IT.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou should just quit and give this once great company a chance to rebound and be great like it was 10 years ago , you have failed miserably and your arrogance and incompetence GLOWS throughout the KC metropolitan area.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Run, Don't Walk away from this place

    Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
    Kansas City, MO

    Pros- If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all.
    - If you're a professional looking for a company to stall your career growth at, this is the place for you!

    ConsTheir 'open door' policy exists in name only. Treatment is uneven and arbitrary. Pay is below market. HR talks a good game as to how important employees are...but the reality is drastically different. The 'anonymous' employee surveys are not anonymous, nor do they care about truly improving the employee experience through them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnforcing written HR policies would be an excellent start. And the political climate within the company borders on ridiculous.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Aged Company that won't make it to much longer

    Client Service Representative (Former Employee)
    Kansas City, MO

    ProsThere are no pro's for this place

    ConsEverything from hours, pay, and upper management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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