DST Systems Reviews

Updated March 22, 2015
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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
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  5. 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.

  6. DST health solutions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Capture in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Data Capture in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at DST Systems

    Pros

    Great environment positive. Great people to work with

    Cons

    Benefits are not the best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more organized

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 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
  8. Not worth it, move along.

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

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

    Pros

    -You don't need a college degree or any experience to get a job here.
    -A decent opportunity to get entrenched in Information Systems and Financial Services
    -If you're lucky, you'll have a good boss and you'll get a chance to learn a lot. If you're unlucky, well...
    -It beats a kick to the face with golf shoe.

    Cons

    -HR is a nightmare, they will try to stifle your advancement and pay you as little as possible.
    -Poor management at most levels and a "good old boys" mentality.
    -Managers will stab you in the back, steal your ideas and expect you to be happy you just have a job.
    -Very little innovation and a lack of resources in most departments means lots of overtime and a revolving door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Empower managers to lead and reward those with high integrity. Encourage innovation and understand that senior management doesn't have all of the answers and should be open to suggestion instead of seeing ideas as a threat.
    -Quit letting HR dictate the decisions of management, find HR PROFESSIONALS that are advocates for the managers instead of glorified pencil pushers trying to justify their existence.
    -Hire top talent, pay them their worth and promote them to senior positions; quit rewarding substandard performers who are "yes men and women" based on their number of years at the company.
    -Train your employees and be more supportive to those who aren't afraid to speak up, quit being hypocritical and actually establish a culture of people who care about the company and not just themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Good Benefits, but outdated technology

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

    I worked at DST Systems (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company is making an effort to make changes that will improve the applications and make implementation easier for clients.

    Cons

    There are ongoing re-organizations. Middle management is entrenched in the old ways of doing things Upper management does not enforce the changes that they want to implement, so little progress is actually made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the managers that cannot embrace change, because it demoralizes associates that really do wnt to make the processes more effective.

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

    Bad Company, poor management, & many layoffs. Kansas City, MO

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

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

    Pros

    Newly renovated and clean environment.

    Cons

    I started out part-time and eventually went full-time. Don't be fooled by the newly renovated building with nice views of downtown Kansas City. Don't be fooled by the popcorn Fridays, the monthly donut socials, or the many food days. As we know, the Financial Industry is UP and DOWN all the time. Therefore, this company has many LAYOFFS or will find any reason to FIRE you. You will not use anything that you learned in training. Management is more concerned with planning the next food day or donut social and could care less about your success at DST Systems. Opportunities to advance are very slim because they are all about politics. Pay is low compared to other similar companies and overtime is never really available. If you have children or if you can't live off of $12 to $13 an hour without steady overtime, don't waste your time. Please don't tell the manager anything in private and expect it to be private. Management is known for putting you in another position without your permission. You either take it or leave the company. If you are put into another position without your permission, you are being setup for a layoff or termination. Oh, be prepared to pay $40 to 60 a month for parking in which 3 cars will share one parking spot. If your car gets scratched or damaged by the parking attendants who move your car throughout the day, DST does not pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing politics. Make sure managers are there to help team members succeed. Stop trying to convince employees that everything is ok with the company by buying food and having party all the times. Need more DIVERSITY. Train employee properly before you lose clients to other competitors. Since bonuses are not given and pay is low, DST should at least pay for parking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Opportunities for advancement

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DST Systems

    Pros

    DST is a good company with lots of opportunities to learn new things and advancement.

    Cons

    Compensation is not on par with similar companies.

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