DST Systems

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DST Systems Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
179 Reviews
3.1
179 Reviews
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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.  

    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.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for a little while

    • 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

    Co-Workers, there were other areas that had good managers

    Cons

    Management, Constant reorganization, promotions are not available

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good 4 college students...

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

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

    Pros

    Ummmm...a paycheck every 2 weeks.

    Cons

    401k match is low... no growth for minorities namely women and African Americans.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn basic people skills!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Large, solid company, poor individual management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Quincy, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Quincy, MA

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

    Pros

    Large company resources. Decent benefits. Solid salary.

    Cons

    Poor middle management. No management of people. No Direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop having managers be individual contributors too.
    Stop re-orging multiple times a year.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Client Service

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

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

    Pros

    The people were great to work with and there is a lot of variety. The benefits-health, dental and vision insurance was good. You can gain a lot of experience in the financial industry and technically. There were a lot of very capable and intelligent people there that will share there knowledge. It would be a good place to start out, but really should not stay there.

    Cons

    We were always short staffed, training was not very good and the pay was not comparable to other companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company that is changing with the times

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

    I have been working at DST Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company recognizes that the markets are changing and it is changing to stay competitive. They have improved their communication but there is more room for improvement. Also, the company is willing to work with the employees to find the best career fit.

    Cons

    There are some old-timers that want to keep things the way they were and they can prove to be a hindrance when implementing change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep improving the communication channels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    job expericence

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

    I worked at DST Systems (less than an 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
  9.  

    Strong company within the Mutual Fund Industry

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

    I worked at DST Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Market leader in the mutual fund financial services arena and growing in the healthcare industry. They provide a wealth of services for their customers and a broad mix of career options for their associates.

    Cons

    The growth potential of the mutual fund division has evened out as a number of mutual funds are becoming bought and sold through financial advisors instead of direct with the mutual fund industry and revenue is tied mostly to number of accounts held directly at DST.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to look at diversification and other revenue streams as you are so that job security of the associates becomes a culture norm. Salaries today tend to be somewhat lower than similar industries.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Depends on where you're at

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

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

    Pros

    Laid back type of company. Hours are flexible if needed and most employees are nice and willing to work through issues. Decent pay for easy work.

    Cons

    Deadlines. Working in the financial industry, it's all about time-to-market and meeting regulations and support of existing clients. Back to my title - depending on where you're at, this isn't as big of an issue. In support of core clients, deadlines and support are a major pain. Being on a development team, time-to-market can be an issue, but only for certain projects. Development on existing projects is much more laid back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work-life balance - some employees are worked and depended on much more than others. This comes from them being a top performer out of a crowd, but the focus is placed upon them leaving others to fall off into their own strand of work ethics. For consideration the top performer may be doing 4 - 5 times more work than others and carry much more responsibility than others, while others have an easier schedule and less consequences.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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