DST Systems Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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Pros
  • Large company, decent salary, good benefits (in 19 reviews)

  • ESOP is great and has a great benefits package, equipment and supplies are up to date (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Technologies are a bit behind the times and I wouldn't mind a more relaxed dress code (in 4 reviews)

  • Middle management can make or break your career which is a scary thought (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Mutual Funds Processor

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

    I worked at DST Systems part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, friendly coworkers, company cares for their employees.

    Cons

    Lower management turnover rate, overtime, not enough training for required job.

    Advice to Management

    Ask about your employees' personal lives occasionally to show you care.


  2. Software Devloper

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Love the team that I'm working on
    I actually love working with EXTJS, and I love the exposure I have been getting.
    It's a great company to gain experience with.

    Cons

    Pay is weak, have lost many good developers over the years because we won't match the competition.
    There are many developers who don't like EXTJS
    Some questionable decisions by senior staff.
    Using Outdated technology to develop with.... my girlfriend's school she teaches at has better technology to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Increase Salaries, and get rid of the hand me down technology.


  3. Weak Senior Management

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Lower and mid level employees are committed to getting the wor done.

    Cons

    Ever changing strategic direction. No new business in the last 3 years.

    Advice to Management

    Set the direction, get the right people, execute.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Dependent on the group you work with.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Can work from home, decent pay (after you have been there for a while), casual dress, and flexible with schedule.

    Cons

    Can be overworked if you let them.
    Management does not alway see all you do, so merits and promotions are unevenly distributed.

    Advice to Management

    Stop forcing engagement because it does not help.
    The surveys are designed to see improvement.

    Also new goal system for merits does not work.


  6. Average

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

    I have been working at DST Systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Room for growth, Open Floor Plan, Laid Back Atmosphere, Open door policy, Communication from Upper management, training programs

    Cons

    Compensation is not competitive, lower level management not trust worthy, lack of on boarding program in certain areas


  7. Great Company not great pay

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DST Systems

    Pros

    good company good people. good place to start and learn

    Cons

    lot of politics, pay not great, raises getting worse, benefits getting cut back every year, some opportunities but limited

    Advice to Management

    fight HR or lose people. don't promote people that are in a niche group


  8. Customer Service Rep

    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Mutual Funds Representative in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Mutual Funds Representative in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at DST Systems (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no good reason to work for this worthless company. They hire you they transfer you, they lay you off, they hire someone in your place, then ditto all over again, what a vicious cycle, the management is horrible if you ask them a question, they snap your head off like you are so stupid, they are nasty, the benefits suck why are they still in business, who knows, way too many crazy people in one building so sad

    Cons

    Everything is a downside, from the job application to the layoff, so pathetic

    Advice to Management

    Get out while you have a chance


  9. Good place to start

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Client Relations Specialist in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Senior Client Relations Specialist in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at DST Systems (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to start a career. Benefits are inexpensive. Good retirement plan. Can get promoted early on in career

    Cons

    Don't pay as well as most companies. Spend all day putting out fires. Not as fun as it used to be. Feel like you are a marked employee after 15-20 years of service.

    Advice to Management

    Reward loyalty


  10. Implementation Consultant

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

    I worked at DST Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A strong, professional work ethic by all associates. Feedback was solicited frequently concerning the health of a project, how to gain efficiency , what are the obstacles preventing us from being successful. Teamwork and sharing are encouraged at all times; associates are not expected to stand alone silos of information.

    Cons

    At times, it seems that upper management continues to be disconnected from the mid and ground level associates. Opinions are sometimes scrubbed and edited before being sent "upstairs."

    Advice to Management

    Be as open to constructive criticism as you mandate for lower level associates. Establishing timelines for a project by setting a due date and then working backwards to determine staffing levels and deliverables is not conducive to boosting morale.


  11. DST

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Material Handler in El Dorado Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Material Handler in El Dorado Hills, CA

    I worked at DST Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    you get paid weekly that is about it

    Cons

    the pay is very little and they work you very hard you stand on your feet for ten hours the hours are horrible either 6am-6pm or 6pm-6am I would never recommend this job to anyone



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