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DST Systems Reviews

Updated July 19, 2018
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  1. "Excellent place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DST Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learn a lot from peers. Good peer relationships. Everyone good at collaborating across geographically dispersed areas. Not too centralized.

    Cons

    Not a ton of dissemination of information top down.


  2. "I like it here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DST Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work and learn.

    Cons

    Nothing. I know people are worried about the acquisition, but it's a great place.

  3. "RPAM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DST Systems full-time

    Pros

    great money, great managers

    Cons

    It was either a boring job or very busy, there was no in between


  4. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of room to move around

    Cons

    Outdated thinking and processes in company


  5. "DST Review"

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    Former Employee - Salaried Professional in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Salaried Professional in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DST Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Insurance Benefits were good, 401K match was 6%.

    Cons

    Succession planning and career advancement was non-existent. Salaries were not competitive for the market. Micromanagement was the norm. Company was recently purchased by SS&C and there were big layoffs with more to come. Employees, at all levels, are jumping ship.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage growth, set goals which add company and client value, minimize non-essential processes and support your team versus your own agenda.


  6. "Long Term DST "Resource""

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DST Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people, O sorry I mean the "Company Resources" , vacation time and flexible work environment.

    Cons

    For years I have been given promises with no reward.

    Advice to Management

    People say they trust you to your face and then when I talk to them none of them have faith in you or trust you.


  7. "Client Services Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DST Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great associates in Kansas City.

    Cons

    Poor communication from upper management.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Downhill since Tom McDonnell was replaced by Steve Hooley"

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    Former Employee - Client Relationship Specialist in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Client Relationship Specialist in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DST Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large Company, provided benefits, opportunity to do work that made a difference, one day a year paid to do volunteer work of your choice.

    Cons

    Ever since Steve Hooley took over as CEO, the company was being groomed for sale: health insurance got exponentially more expensive, vacation carry-over was halted and replaced by "use it or lose it" which made staffing levels difficult due to employees with 30 days of time to use up being out often, little room for advancement, the ability to invest in our own company by having DST stock fund an offering in the 401k was taken away, different parts of the huge company don't know what other departments do, raises got smaller, especially in 2018 preparing for SS&C Technologies to purchase the company, divisions were sold off and multiple rounds of lay-offs including 6% two months after SS&C acquired them, "Do more with less" will make the service level dismal compared to the way the company used to be able to deliver on products, projects, and service.

    Advice to Management

    Value people, the products, and the service more than the stock price. Have a valuable company that delivers value to the marketplace and the stock value will follow.


  9. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DST Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Client focused
    - Team environment

    Cons

    - None come to mind


  10. "Client Services Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DST Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people are amazing

    Cons

    Most of the management should not be managing


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