DST Systems

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DST Systems Reviews

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
159 Reviews

3.2
159 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Continuous growth opportunities.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

  2.  

    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

    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
  3.  

    Changing for the better

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

    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Client Relations Specialist

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

    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
  6.  

    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

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hit or Miss, as a Software Developer

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

    Pros

    The people are great, the pay is ok, and there is plenty to do. Tons of opportunities to learn new things and prove yourself if you have what it takes.

    Cons

    Some teams are in complete disarray while others are extremely tight knit. The good teams are awesome, the poor ones still claim to call what they do SCRUM. Don't get me wrong the people on the teams are good and hard working, but it is NOT agile or SCRUM. Management is too involved in what SCRUM teams do. Hourly employees have to track time in 2 to 3 places.

    I think that because DST pays a little bit less for the job in this area people tend to not accept their lower offers. I took this job for less than a couple of other offers because of the people I met. They are genuinely happy (for the most part), whereas other offers I got the people seemed worked to the bone. I'm looking at you Cerner. All the employess at other companies could say about how they like their jobs was, 'it pays very well.'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Buck up, pay what other companies are in the area are paying for developers and engineers and fill the open reqs. You'll probably get what you pay for... For a company with revenue in the billions I wouldn't think spending another few hundred million a year to pay better would hurt. In fact much more would get done and the company would have a far superior product.

    Recommends
    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

    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.  

    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

    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
  10.  

    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

    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
  11.  

    Valuable Experience but Changing Corporate Environment

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

    Pros

    Wonderful associates dedicated to the helping their clients. Compensation and benefits are awesome. Enterprise level support for the IT departments was amazing and fast paced.

    Cons

    As the company has grown, it has lost some of its small company feel. Often the support, including ability to work from home is frowned upon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the engagement associates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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