DST Systems Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
161 Reviews
3.2
161 Reviews
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Stephen Hooley
56 Ratings

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.  

    OT&E engineer

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    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
  2.  

    Valuable Experience but Changing Corporate Environment

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    Former Employee - Applications Architect  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Applications Architect in Kansas City, MO

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

    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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Place To Start

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    Current Employee - Mutual Fund Representative  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Mutual Fund Representative in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at DST Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity to gain experience and take responsibility for projects. Felt empowered and didn't have bosses constantly looking over my shoulder.

    Cons

    Pay is minimal and doesn't match work-level. Management doesn't appear to actually care about the individual workers. I felt like I was just a number in the system, not a person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to recognize individual efforts more. Make individuals feel like more of a part of the overall process. Tasks become too specialized and workers don't learn the whole process enough.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    DST Systems

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    Former Employee - Distribution Representative  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Distribution Representative in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at DST Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Stable company and good starter job to gain experience. Tons of resources to take advantage of. Benefit packages are great too.

    Cons

    Upward mobility, pay, and education isn't valued. Management!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should micro manage less. No one knows whats going on in the areas, and if they are aware of certain things they just don't care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Respectable company

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

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

    Pros

    Stable, focus continues on growth.

    Cons

    Communications across business units. Internal helpdesk for network IT issues needs to be improved.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Decent Company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Mutual Funds Representative  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Mutual Funds Representative in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at DST Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay and nice benefits.

    Cons

    Management could be a little more understanding of their employees needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont get the "power trip".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Directional changes

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DST Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    ESOP is great and has a great benefits package, equipment and supplies are up to date. Wages are comparable to industry.

    Cons

    The company seems to be in a constant flux, the direction isn't clear, changes every few months, good people there are concerned for their jobs. When layoffs occur it is kept quiet, and the people who are laid off are not evaluated for their abilities to do another job within the organization. The atmosphere has changed and unfortunately not for the better. Middle management is not up to snuff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff used to have some fun, I believe that has gone. An unhappy staff is not good for the company. The culture has changed and not for the better. Look at the middle management and make the changes not everyone is on the same page.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    So far so good

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    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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Great relationship among team, good starting pay for an Associate's Degree

    Cons

    Workload, the training is pretty 'across the board', meaning that you may not really train in what you'll actually be doing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Am happy with my job.

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    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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Turn around to more open culture, decent pay, work from anywhere availability, renovating floors, laptops, trust other associates

    Cons

    working fairly lean after all the layoffs, once you are in a higher position, it's tough to move up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Wide variety of products and services, which provides a wide variety of jobs and opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Strives to introduce innovative products.

    Cons

    Salary on lower end in geographic area.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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