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Foot in the door

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Current Employee - Mutual Funds and Corporate Securities Representative  in  Kansas City, MO
Current Employee - Mutual Funds and Corporate Securities Representative in Kansas City, MO

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

Pros

Nearly unlimited possibilities for growth within the company, entry level position provides good foundation on the Mutual Funds/REITS Industry.

Terrific benefits package!

Cons

Position has long hours, very monotonous work, and poor pay. Due to work being processed by "teams" social loafing is wide spread and level of employee at current position tends to be poorly educated with high rate of turnover.

Due to unexpected work flows and associate turnover rate work seems to never end. Overtime is a nightly occurrence and makes it nearly impossible for the associate to "make plans" or have early evening commitments due to this.

Engagement has been a term being used a lot by DST the past year in an effort to improve work-life experience and for employees to in turn be more productive. Unfortunately, in the full service department when work flow is heavy "engagement" is pushed aside and saved for a later date.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

When experiencing heavy workflows the time to push "engagement" is then more than ever instead of pushing it to the side because it is the easy thing to do. If DST is to really change their culture for the better management must lead the way in "engagement" efforts.

Most management in full service at one point was a mutual funds rep, but sometimes it has been 10 years since they were at the position and change has been dramatic in the past decade. Management should solicit more advice from the representatives in daily process improvements.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big Pay Differences for Same Jobs

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at DST Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Steady paycheck that clears. Clean offices. Not much else is positive about it at all.

    Cons

    HUGE difference in pay in the same division for the same job--maybe $40K vs $100K. If you are a woman or minority, please negotiate your salary hard before you're hired or else you'll be stuck at the same pay level forever. I've never been in any corporation with such a wide spread in salaries for the identical job description and title, but it is absolutely true. If you want no training, no support from management to improve your skills and want to lock up all your abilities in a deep-freeze, go ahead and work at this place. You also will never see any organization so top-heavy in its benefits as what company officers make versus what the worker bees make.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair. That would be a nice expectation. Also, try to share a few more of the crumbs off your profit-sharing and stock purchases with some of the little people. It will help everybody be just a little happier.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    I'm not a kool aid drinker

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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

    Good benefits, vac time build up

    Cons

    Paying for parking($50-$60 a month), company wide initiatives engagement , innovation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication has gotten better and the oldies are starting to replaced which is a positive IMO

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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