DST Systems Reviews

Updated March 22, 2015
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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. Good place to get started

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at DST Systems

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Fire dead weight and don't be so political.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Systems Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DST Systems

    Pros

    Decent benefits. The people that work there are fantastic in terms of what they can accomplish.

    Cons

    Too many cuts in staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to the employees and the clients

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Descent pay and benefits, but upper management needs to be more involved with companies morale

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    Former Employee - Investor Services Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Investor Services Associate in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at DST Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good vacation and sick leave. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Employees are treated like a number and concerns are overlooked unless you are management. Need more training for new employees to ensure success

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and bulid a better company culture and morale

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Love my company

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Clinical Operations in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Clinical Operations in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at DST Systems

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    DST

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DST Systems

    Pros

    Benefits are ok but not great

    Cons

    Compensation is very low compared to the rest of the US

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing more with less does not offer good quality or happy assocaites.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Going downhill fast

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    Former Employee - Team Coordinator in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Team Coordinator in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at DST Systems

    Pros

    Great opportunity to advance in a large local company.

    Cons

    Terrible to low level employees, too much mandatory overtime, management continually understaffs to cut costs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your worker bees better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. An "OK" place to work.

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Developer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Staff Software Developer in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Stability. Good Work-Life balance. You work less than 8 hours per day. It is a good place if you have a family.

    Cons

    A way underpaid in Kansas City area.
    Very less opportunity for promotions.
    Bugs are not tolerant.
    Bad H1b and GC policy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Questionable decisions

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DST Systems

    Pros

    If in the right group, it's great. Where managers care about associates.

    Cons

    Some Sr. management will turn associates into scapegoats

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review governance of some groups. Take some power away from those that have too much. Those that overrule their managers decisions-

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Stable company

    Current Employee - Principal Applications Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Principal Applications Analyst in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at DST Systems

    Pros

    Work life balance is good. Pay is lower than other companies but the stability and benefits make it worth staying.

    Cons

    There is a lot of red tape involved to get anything done. They are constantly changing internal processes. By the time the bugs are worked out of one process they are already moving on to a new one.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. DST

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DST Systems

    Pros

    Stability and relationships with co-workers

    Cons

    No promotional opportunities or company perks

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