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DST Systems Reviews

Updated August 5, 2017
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Pros
  • DST WS is a very good company which has employee friendly environment and good work life balance (in 26 reviews)

  • Good benefits, work-life balance (in 53 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management SEEMS to care about employees but actually not (in 20 reviews)

  • Senior Management is where they are due to tenure not experience and skill (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not any better or worse than any other"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Only interested in employees as long as it doesn't cost them anything.

    Cons

    As with all employers current environment is all about the stock price/investors, associates be damned.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the people first- they're the ones who got you there, you SAY it all the time but actions speak louder than words.


  2. "Wouldn't Consider Going Anywhere Else"

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    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    True team mentality within an organization that challenges its associates to leverage their knowledge, skills and creativity to continually improve processes, people and technology. Growth-oriented company driven by leaders at the highest of levels who offer open door policies, and who value the importance of work / life balance for their employees.

    Cons

    The company regularly surveys its internal associates and encourages only honest feedback. Results are shared with the entire employee base, not just upper management, and all negative input is addressed with a solutions-oriented outline of what changes can be made in order to make improvements. This concerted effort that is backed by follow-through makes it difficult to document a "con."

  3. "Sr. Mutual Fund Liaison"

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    Former Employee - Senior Mutual Fund Liaison in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Mutual Fund Liaison in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Pay, Limited Advancement Opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Need more training for entry level employees, better pay, and more opportunities to grow and advance


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good job to start with"

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    Former Employee - Unit Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Unit Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy work environment no real pressure to do a good job.

    Cons

    They seem to focus on employees as numbers that are easily replaceable. Benefits were good when I started 9 years ago, but they have been taking more and more benefits away from the associates. Pay is some of the lowest in the city, they pay so low so they can hire mass numbers in hopes of getting a few to stick around. They seem to be moving to outsourcing the jobs to other countries so they can pay lower wages for people doing the same job. On my floor they laid off 20-30 programmers but replaced them with people from the office in India.

    Advice to Management

    Don't promote people just because they have been in the company for a long time. Make sure the managers you have in place know how to actually be managers and not just someone that is going to get results and to get the job completed.


  5. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great opportunity to move within the organization.

    Cons

    Need to invest in current solutions.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good exposure to varying types of technology, great associates abound. Big focus on ethics and compliance.

    Cons

    Typical big company issues.. Lots of annoying behemoth processes inhibiting workflow.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  7. "Looking for continued profitability"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DST Systems full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Flexibility, Ability to work with strong leaders

    Cons

    Need to be adaptable, and willing to learn multiple business lines, some "politics"

  8. "Enterprise Services Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DST Systems full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity to utilize your skillsets and be an integral part of ongoing transformation

    Cons

    Lack of communication and clarity of programs; Day to day activities are managed at one step above chaos; ineffective leadership in business units; trying to make complex, divergent business models co-exist in shared infrastructure using simplistic, outdated model


  9. "Lawrence- Senior Processor"

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    Current Employee - Senior Processor in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Senior Processor in Lawrence, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DST Systems part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Recognize your work and reward you for it.

    Cons

    One of the downsides to the part-time processors is working on Sundays.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Don't Do IT!!!!!!!! RUN!!!!!!!"

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    Current Employee - QA Specialist in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - QA Specialist in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DST Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The work is really easy. A blind rat could could perform these daily tasks.

    Cons

    Micromanaging is at an all time high. I've never been aware of daycare for adults until I started this job. The managers here are very incompetent in their job role. They can't answer any questions regarding the work you do, HOWEVER they spend all day walking in and out of offices, watching you and your cell phone, and your clock punches. I've never worked at a place with such low standards in management. This company is a joke and I don't know how they're still in business. It takes all of the mangers in this QA department just to screw in a light bulb. There is no structure and the mangers all have degree's from the cracker jack box. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DON"T WASTE YOUR TIME WORKING HERE UNLESS YOU'RE GETTING EVICTED AND JUST HAVE TO DO IT.

    Advice to Management

    Please make it a point to become knowledgeable about your job. I am sure this company could run so much better than this if you guys were true professionals.


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