DST Systems Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Pros
  • Large company, decent salary, good benefits (in 19 reviews)

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

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

  • Middle management can make or break your career which is a scary thought (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Reconciliation analyst

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

    I worked at DST Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun employees, flexible hours, lots of overtime

    Cons

    Lack of solid business culture, lack of pay benefits for success

    Advice to Management

    Spread the pay down to the people that are doing all of the daily work


  2. DST

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

    I have been working at DST Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are great, advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is a bit off


  3. Helpful (1)

    Mutual Funds Processor

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mutual Funds Representative in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Mutual Funds Representative in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at DST Systems part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, friendly coworkers, company cares for their employees.

    Cons

    Lower management turnover rate, overtime, not enough training for required job.

    Advice to Management

    Ask about your employees' personal lives occasionally to show you care.


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  5. DST Internship

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

    I have been working at DST Systems as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can learn a lot very quickly, most employees are eager to help out and share knowledge.

    Cons

    Company has gone through a lot of transition recently, so the team you work on has a large impact on the attitude of your co-workers.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at what some of the competitors are doing to recruit talent, sometimes the extra perks (parking, snacks, lunches) can add up to a big difference when someone is choosing where they want to work.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Dependent on the group you work with.

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

    I have been working at DST Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Can work from home, decent pay (after you have been there for a while), casual dress, and flexible with schedule.

    Cons

    Can be overworked if you let them. Management does not alway see all you do, so merits and promotions are unevenly distributed.

    Advice to Management

    Stop forcing engagement because it does not help. The surveys are designed to see improvement. Also new goal system for merits does not work.


  7. Implementation Consultant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Implementation Specialist
    Former Employee - Software Implementation Specialist

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A strong, professional work ethic by all associates. Feedback was solicited frequently concerning the health of a project, how to gain efficiency , what are the obstacles preventing us from being successful. Teamwork and sharing are encouraged at all times; associates are not expected to stand alone silos of information.

    Cons

    At times, it seems that upper management continues to be disconnected from the mid and ground level associates. Opinions are sometimes scrubbed and edited before being sent "upstairs."

    Advice to Management

    Be as open to constructive criticism as you mandate for lower level associates. Establishing timelines for a project by setting a due date and then working backwards to determine staffing levels and deliverables is not conducive to boosting morale.


  8. Good place to get started

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

    I worked at DST Systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learning opportunities and training Stability in employment Great culture, great people

    Cons

    Lots of old technology Pay is sub-standard for industry Few young people stay long

    Advice to Management

    Fire dead weight and don't be so political.


  9. Love my company

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

    I have been working at DST Systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great philosophy at the top that is making its way down to lower levels in the enterprise. If you like hard work and honest management practices-then you will like this company.

    Cons

    You really have to stay connected to your leaders to learn of advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Learn what we do and help us to do it even better.


  10. Opportunities for advancement

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DST Systems

    Pros

    DST is a good company with lots of opportunities to learn new things and advancement.

    Cons

    Compensation is not on par with similar companies.


  11. Legacy of Strength, shaking in the New World

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Interactive Developer (Graphic Designer/Art Director) in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Lead Interactive Developer (Graphic Designer/Art Director) in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at DST Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Still large, relatively stable, not prone to lay-offs despite some struggles. Growing more nimble corporately in a world that demands change and flexibility. Capabilities of the installed employee and technology base are still unlimited.

    Cons

    Still mired in times where it was the big gorilla with little true competition. A handful of old-guard personalities still holding on that have survived on sales skills and bravado. Finding it difficult to adapt to changes in legislation and technology quickly, partly inherent in the size and depth of its once-lauded security foundation. (still intact, just not as hard to find now).

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on retaining talent, increasing marketing, and investing in technology focused on tomorrow.



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