DST Systems

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DST Systems Reviews

Updated December 23, 2014
Updated December 23, 2014
187 Reviews
3.0
187 Reviews
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Stephen Hooley
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits as far as health insurance, vacation, 401K (in 19 reviews)

  • ESOP is great and has a great benefits package, equipment and supplies are up to date (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management will throw you under the bus (in 7 reviews)

  • Technologies are a bit behind the times and I wouldn't mind a more relaxed dress code (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ambitious people should avoid DST

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Architect in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Software Development Architect in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at DST Systems full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent offices (many newly remodeled)
    Some recent improvements to help morale like relaxing dress code.

    Cons

    Extremely slow pace. If it should take hours it will take a week.
    Overly complicated org structure means no team knows what the other is doing and simple tasks require multiple teams to implement. My small team requires 3 full time people to track tasks from infrastructure group alone.
    Everything requires a meeting and a discussion.
    It's scary how much this place feels like Initech.
    People who are motivated by being productive and driven should avoid this place as it will just frustrate you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at facts and data ( or lack thereof) and don't trust sub ordinates to tell you if things are broke or not. To many teams give excuses for why they can't do things ( blame recent reductions in many cases) but never have a plan for how to fox things. Stop the excuses and challenge people to find ways to be more efficient.
    Challenge the status quo which is very against company culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    job expericence

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DST Systems (less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of extra hours. Constant work to keep you busy throughout shift.

    Cons

    Long work hours for little pay. Mandatory to work on your off days. Standing on your feet the entire shift.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    BAD

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DST Systems

    Pros

    wide range of teamwork to work with

    Cons

    management is not good at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not at all

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  5.  

    It was not that great.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mutual Funds and Corporate Securities Representative
    Current Employee - Mutual Funds and Corporate Securities Representative

    I have been working at DST Systems part-time

    Pros

    Some of the people were great to talk to and get to know. That was a good part of it.

    Cons

    The manager do not have a clue what they're doing, and they don't have college degrees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go to college and get your degree.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Dissatisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DST Systems full-time

    Pros

    Large company, decent salary, good benefits

    Cons

    Opportunity for advancement is very slim.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all employees fairly

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Client Relations Specialist

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Relations Specialist in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Client Relations Specialist in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at DST Systems full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    One of the most disorganized places I've ever worked

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DST Systems full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    They 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Horrible place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DST Systems part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    No pros working at DST.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    DST stands for Don't Stay There.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DST Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit your day job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    sweat shop stay away forever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at DST Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    technology mainframe traing edept good

    Cons

    moving everything oversea ! !!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    retire - stop moving skilled oversea

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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