DST Systems Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
161 Reviews

3.2
161 Reviews
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Stephen Hooley
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits as far as health insurance, vacation, 401K (in 18 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)

  • Long hours , oncall sucked , you might as well put a ball and chain on once its your turn (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Decent company to work not the highest paying in the industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mutual Funds and Corporate Securities Representative  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Mutual Funds and Corporate Securities Representative in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at DST Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work if you can get out of or skip the processing area for mutual funds and reits.
    Some Good Managers ( This determines whether or not you are able to get out of the processing world.

    Cons

    Very boring work as it is repetitive and your starring at a computer screen for 8+ hours a day.
    All lower level managers are friends and it is rather difficult to move up if you are in the processing world.
    The way the company rates their employees on the quality of their work can be very upsetting because of the way that they do it.
    You end up longing to go to lunch during every morning because of how boring the job is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If someone wants to transfer out of your department don't try to stop them... Also, start looking into your lower level management because some people are very difficult to work with and break a lot of company rules.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Continuous growth opportunities.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There is a position for everyone regardless of skill set or experience level. There are opportunities within the organization that continuously promotes from within.

    Cons

    Some positions require you to have a flexible work schedule since many IT positions are now overseas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your changes at least 3 months to be set before making additional changes. Change is continuous but how do you know what works and what doesn't? Employees aren't even sure of the changes since they are happening to the same people repeatedly.

  3.  

    Worth it.

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

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

    Pros

    There are many "pros" to this job. Benefits, pay, co-workers, bonuses, advancement, cross-training, ability to learn more when you want.

    Cons

    There's quite a bit of overtime during tax season (and it is mandatory). While room for advancement is there, it can be difficult to achieve within the company if you don't do well on your quarterly reviews (as other department managers can view your file).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have any.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Changing for the better

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Understands they need to change and are working on it.

    Cons

    Hard for some to accept and adjust

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working on changing to better meet the clients and employees needs.

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

    Client Relations Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Relations Specialist  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Client Relations Specialist in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Work directly with a set group of clients, and ability to learn all aspects of the company.

    Cons

    Very negative work environment, lots of messiness with a complete lack of appreciation of associates, very little follow through, and a constant push to take on more work without any hope of a promotion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    DST is a company in transition with major cultural and leadership changes. Growing into new business lines is the focus.

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

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

    Pros

    Solid company with long term customers and solid track record of providing outsourced solutions.

    Cons

    Not very innovative and struggles with new products and business lines because of execution centric mentality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, stable company

    • 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

    Nice, hardworking people. Good benefits. They are providing better training to management, so managers are getting better at their jobs. Good growth opportunities if you are willing to work hard.

    Cons

    "Do more and more with less" all the time. Raises are kept at a very low rate. Some of the buildings/floors are outdated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Don't believe the rumors - great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Company is transforming into a powerhouse of intellectual thought leadership and innovation. High performing employees have opportunities to advance and grow

    Cons

    Management doesn't always recognize the hard work employees are doing, doesn't always enable employees to do their best work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward employees more frequently and in more meaningful ways

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    One of the most disorganized places I've ever worked

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

    I worked at DST Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have nothing positive to say about this 'weird' company

    Cons

    They hire people for positions they don't even need and put them in a never-ending 'training' program. I was in limbo for over a year and NEVER assigned to a department because there were no positions available for the job they hired me for. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    OT&E engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst  in  Lexington Park, MD
    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Lexington Park, MD

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

    Pros

    Great small company to work for

    Cons

    Continue to invest in your employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue involving your employes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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