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DST Systems Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
194 Reviews
2.9
194 Reviews
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Stephen Hooley
69 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Love my company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    An "OK" place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Questionable decisions

    • 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

    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
  6.  

    Long slow decline

    • 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

    Pay is decent. Most lower level management are good about allowing a good work and family balance.

    Cons

    Executive management is solely concerned about stock price. The employees pay the price with layoffs and replacing good tools with cheaper substandard tools. Over the years all of the little extra perks employees have enjoyed have been eliminated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually listen to your people instead of paying them only lip service. Reintroduce some of the perks (fyi, letting people wear casual clothes is not a perk).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer

    • 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

    It was an average place to work. However, the benefits are great, and training opportunities are available.

    Cons

    Too many changes . The organization is in a constant state of change.

  8.  

    DST

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  9.  

    Senior Account Manager

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

    I have been working at DST Systems

    Pros

    - work environment is good
    -family environment
    -higher end job pay is good
    -benefits are decent
    -for the most part hands off management style

    Cons

    - no real career path
    -moving up can be a challenge
    -management can be lacking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none at this time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good until the last year or so

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

    I worked at DST Systems

    Pros

    Pay is good, some of the associates are great to work for.

    Cons

    Constant change, hard to keep up with it. Personal growth unless you are upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    In transition

    • 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

    Amazing people! Tenure is typically stable but that is quickly changing; benefits fair, great vacation policy; they are trying to update the culture; they have a vision that is to improve

    Cons

    Current culture in transition within DST, many divisions and affiliates are very stressed and resources are slim.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Culture defines who you are and the people wanting to assist and be a part of a great organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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