DST TASS Reviews

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  1.  

    Very small regional division - no room to grow

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

    I worked at DST TASS full-time

    Pros

    * Free Snacks every Mon (fruits, veggies, boiled eggs etc.) - this may not happen any longer
    * Cheap metropass (bus) card - only $25 a month
    * Family like environment
    * 100% company paid health and dental insurance for employee

    Cons

    * No room for advancement what so ever - if you want a promotion, leave. You will never get one
    * Lack of training - most non-daily operation people do not know how to do their job properly
    * Most management folks were promoted internally, no outside experience. Not willing to change
    * Too small (maybe 60+ employees)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to promote people who actually has the required skill set. And please train them appropriately.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    TASS LLC was a great company before being acquired by DST

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mutual Fund and Corporate Securities Control Liaison  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Mutual Fund and Corporate Securities Control Liaison in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at DST TASS

    Pros

    predictable and stable work envrionment
    good benefits

    Cons

    poor compensation
    they didn't seem to care about employee growth/internal promotion/retention

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus more on results than process and offer some sort of recognition to employees who consistently deliver superior work

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Great place to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at DST TASS

    Pros

    DST TASS is a great place to begin your career. Many of the job opportunities are entry level in the operations group; these positions offer a great deal of responsibility. If motivated, you have plenty of room to move around.

    There does seem to be a barrier to upper level promotion due to the economic conditions, but the experience from a entry level job translates well into a career in other companies and roles.

    Cons

    As I stated earlier, the promotion to the next level up from entry level ismdifficult due to company policies in this economic time period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management is to show your employees that promotion opportunities are available. This is a bit tricky due to the company policies, but it goes a long way with the young talent.

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  5.  

    Typical Financial Operations - Low pay for lots of work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at DST TASS

    Pros

    Great Benefits - Company pays 100% medical for employee, bus pass program is $25 pre-tax for a 30 day pass

    Employees are intelligent and mostly overqualified

    Cons

    Typical Operations - Underpaid and heavy workload which causes burnout.

    Economic downturn has affected parent company which caused a company-wide 7% layoff (February 2010). Could be more layoffs coming in 2010 which makes for a tense workplace.

    Large parent company in DST results in massive amounts of red tape to get anything to happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only reason employees have not yet departed is due to the poor economy. When the economy starts heading in the right direction, prepare to be short-handed.

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