DST Output Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
44 Reviews
2.8
44 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good people but no training systems in place

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DST Output

    Pros

    Nice teamwork, stable salary and great benefits

    Cons

    Training? What training? Management is aloof and tends to steal credit.

  2.  

    High stress, constant deadlines, 12 hour days, weekends and all holidays worked because it's mail.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor  in  South Windsor, CT
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in South Windsor, CT

    I worked at DST Output full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Solid benefits, lots of diversity, large company, different locations worldwide.

    Cons

    Deadlines and priorities are constantly changing, aging machines with huge turnover of staff for maintenance. Huge employee turnover rates especially maintenance. Always asked to do more with less. HR department is different at each site different rules enforced differently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus was on department budgets and metrics, people and their lives are an afterthought if a thought at all. Respect your workers and their lives outside DST

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    West Coast Mafia

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DST Output for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good industry leader for mailing industry. Is creative and willing to try new solutions to old problems.

    Cons

    Management needs to look inside themselves. Many are not competent or qualified to lead. Need to give the local team more opportunities to excel. Stop using the West Coast mafia to fill everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The west coast mafia has taken over and needs to stop.

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  5.  

    excellent

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

    I have been working at DST Output full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The best reason to work for DST Output is the benefits

    Cons

    The challenge to work at DST Output is the working hours. working 12 hours a day is hard for so many associates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice for upper management is to reevaluate the the work hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    DST Output

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DST Output

    Pros

    I am hard pressed to give positive comments. They do have good communication via email and DST Connect.

    Cons

    Upper Management has a Gordon Gekko complex. They buy companies to absorb their technology and sell off the equipment. They are blunt and a even rude when they send those employees walking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are out of touch. Your subordinates are making illogical expenditures which has to be costing the company more long term.

  7.  

    Customer Communications

    • 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 Output full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Enjoy the benefits of a big budget mother company. Fairly good insurance, benefits. Global presence. Upper management is finally starting to change in some areas.

    Cons

    Mother company drives many decisions, not all are beneficial to DST Output. Print mail is a shrinking business, but electronic communications are grow. Managers are long time position holders making it hard for good associates to move up. Cost cutting is reducing the number of higher level management positions and causing leaders to absorb more groups under their supervision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some areas of the company are unequally represented due to failure to replace exiting VPs and Directors causing disproportionate representation and leaders that are overextended. Such leaders lose touch with or may not even know the needs of their associates in the various groups they represent.
    A lot of good people have been lost over the last few years and folks are doing more with a lot less. Having those that remain poorly represented is... you fill in the blank.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Borderline 3-4 Stars

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

    I worked at DST Output full-time

    Pros

    DST has great benefits and office culture. Offers corporate discounts to Kansas City theaters. Dress business casual. Can often wear jeans. Coworkers are lively and supportive. Can sometimes work from home. DST is affiliated with many other industries.

    Cons

    It is stressful because the projects have hard deadlines, but clients demand flexibility. Employee makes up the difference. This leads to poor work-life balance. May have to work holidays and weekends. Training is insufficient. Managers have different rules for their teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better training to new employees. Mandate education and leadership training for managers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Dat Output

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager  in  South Windsor, CT
    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in South Windsor, CT

    I worked at DST Output full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    DST is conviently located in South Windsor (right next to East Hartford; off of RT 5). Dat has a beautiful facility. There are walking patos with immaculate grounds. The company provides numerous educational opportunities.

    Cons

    Employees need to ensure that management values their contributions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to work better with staff who have Medical issues. Management should support employees and not assume employees are trying to "gain an advantage".

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Meh...

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

    I worked at DST Output

    Pros

    Employee level of effort is strong.

    Cons

    Morale is low, hours are long and unpredictable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat temps and staff as a value to the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Adequate company with possible growth and merge / acquisition future

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  South Windsor, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Windsor, CT

    I worked at DST Output full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friendly group of people to work with. Very diverse work force. Easy work. Low stress

    Cons

    Boring work. Very slow paced other than quarter ends. Very limited group of people in the "inner circle" of the knowledge on what is going on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hoard information. Have more production supervisor involvement on upcoming client integrations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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