DST Systems Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
171 Reviews
3.2
171 Reviews
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Stephen Hooley
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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.  

    Great Place to Work

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Company does lots of extras for moral ie. company sponsored parking lot food truck lunches. Team builders that are something fun to do together.
    Just work hard and earn your pay, the rest is a bonus.

    Cons

    Can chose team members. I lucked out. Great team. Fast paced environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Worth it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mutual Fund/Corporate Secutities Representative in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Mutual Fund/Corporate Secutities Representative in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    There are many "pros" to this job. Benefits, pay, co-workers, bonuses, advancement, cross-training, ability to learn more when you want.

    Cons

    There's quite a bit of overtime during tax season (and it is mandatory). While room for advancement is there, it can be difficult to achieve within the company if you don't do well on your quarterly reviews (as other department managers can view your file).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have any.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    So far so good

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

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

    Pros

    Great relationship among team, good starting pay for an Associate's Degree

    Cons

    Workload, the training is pretty 'across the board', meaning that you may not really train in what you'll actually be doing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I love working for DST awesome company that treats me well.

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Employees, Experience, On the job training for positions Tuition Reimbursement and Fair Pay and hours worked.

    Cons

    Cant currently thing of any in my current position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    DST Systems is a great company to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    Locations, Hours, job functions, and directions.

    Cons

    Hours, Locations, peak times over worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do beter

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    DST has recently started taking a different approach on building their business, and it is a change for the better

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

    I have been working at DST Systems

    Pros

    Upper management at DST is great to work with. They strive to keep their employees happy and are always open to everyone's ideas. DST is also coming up with many different ways to earn revenue for the company, which in turn means more job opportunities. I am a young adult that is still enrolled in college, and DST supports my efforts to earn my degree 100% with their education assistance program. Also, the people here at DST are friendly and very knowledgeable. I enjoy working here very much!

    Cons

    The only con I can think of with DST is the amount of programs expected to know. There are way too many that just have minor differences to them, and it gets overwhelming to remember which program does what.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very reliable, steady employer but opportunities depend on business unit

    • 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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very consistent employer.
    Good health benefits.
    Good work-life balance though it is dependent on manager/unit.
     DST Technologies (AWD) / Business Process Solutions business unit is by far THE BEST of DST Systems! I wouldn't want to work anywhere else in the company.

    Cons

    Career opportunities sometimes seem limited.
    We sometimes over-commit to clients.
    Pay is not as competitive as other firms.
    Overworked employees - not enough investment in divisions such as Business Process Solutions.
    Not enough focus on newer technologies.
    Disparate marketing messages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in AWD/Business Process Solutions. It is the hidden gem of the company.
    Improve your corporate marketing.
    Time to leave IBM and the mainframe behind.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    People matter and good team working

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Developer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Global organsiation that actually has teams that span the globe. Really changed in the last 2 years. Some driven and bright people in key roles

    Cons

    The global nature of the organisation means you can have calls at awkward hours. Not clear when parent company will invest in making acquisitions. Lean organisation so workload can be demanding. Parent company bureacracy is crazy sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

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    Former Employee - Saa in Gold Coast (Australia)
    Former Employee - Saa in Gold Coast (Australia)

    I worked at DST Systems as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    it is good workin environment

    Cons

    negotiation is very less in comparison

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be always cool wit people

  11.  

    IT Department very nice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Architect in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Principal Architect in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    very great IT Service Department
    25 percent hike yearly
    GREAT WORK
    new technology to learn
    frequent onsite

    Cons

    none
    sudden onsite plans
    onsite is for min two years needs to me made for TWO MONTHS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none
    RECRUIT MORE PEOPLE FROM SOUTH

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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