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DST Systems Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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  • Upper management SEEMS to care about employees but actually not (in 19 reviews)

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

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  1. "Growth-Driven Firm"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Coordinator in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Coordinator in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DST Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Leadership makes decisions based on long term betterment and growth of the firm.

    Cons

    Several rounds of layoffs have had to take place in order to work towards this end result - can impact employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  2. "DST Entry Level to Mid Level Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Specialist in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Specialist in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DST Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, manageable pay for new hires.

    Cons

    Hourly schedule in a salary environment for several job titles. .

    Advice to Management

    Poor training programs, a lot of learning on the go.

  3. "Great company to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockland, ME
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockland, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, and better co-workers.

    Cons

    Rotating shifts, limited ability to advance.


  4. "core processor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quincy, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quincy, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule for part time workforce

    Cons

    no benefits if you work less than 20 hours


  5. "A wonderful, corporate starter job."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Capture Team Lead in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Data Capture Team Lead in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a great place to begin your corporate career. There is a lot of room for advancement. Tuition reimbursement is wonderful. Their benefits are above average.

    Cons

    Sometimes you can feel micromanaged. Systems to process work aren't always set up correctly. Culture of of reaction, but that is slowly changing.

    Advice to Management

    Chill a little. If someone does their work and shows up everyday, cut them a little slack. It is cool to be fair with all the employees, but relax.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Mixed Feelings"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've had many opportunities to move around the company, in part because I've worked hard to increase my skill set. While I have read about problems with managers, I've been fortunate to have direct supervisors who advocated on my behalf to obtain promotions, new opportunities, and otherwise support my career growth over the past decade.
    I've enjoyed working alongside long-tenured associates willing to share the depth of their knowledge, and enjoyed mentoring new hires alike.
    Management is finally upgrading our ancient technology stacks.

    Cons

    Benefits have been cut repeatedly due to changes/instability in the markets we serve. The cuts were necessary for financial reasons. I find the benefits are still decent, just not as generous as they once were.
    Numerous transformations underway is causing culture shock cross the company. There is a lot of resistance to change from long-tenured associates, even though the changes are absolutely needed.
    Due to the transformations and team shuffling, there are fewer opportunities opening up around the company in general. Additionally, a lot of programming work once done by domestic associates is being shipped off shore, further reducing opportunities state side.
    HR leaves a lot to be desired. I haven't recommended this company to my peers in a couple of years as a result of experiences with HR, particularly recruiting/hiring.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the partnership between business units and HR, such that each supports the others need and provides adequate direction.
    Communications have increased; continue increasing transparency through open, honest discussion about the direction the company is moving.


  7. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Implementation Consultant in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Implementation Consultant in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    DST is a good company to work for. 401k. Benefits. Friendly coworkers. A lot of employees have been there a long time. Job doesn't require a ridiculous amount of hours.

    Cons

    A lot of directors and VPs. Not a clear path up. They are always switching the path and plan moving forward.

  8. "DST Health Solutions"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shared Services Supervisor in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Shared Services Supervisor in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of room for vertical growth. Fast paced, high performance atmosphere.

    Cons

    Detached senior leadership makes for difficulty in stabilizing clients and departments.


  9. "best companies to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very good benefits, growth environment, positive management

    Cons

    long work hours and more stress

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. Helpful (1)

    "DST review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DST Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Learnt various job duties on IT side.

    Cons

    Downsizing staff over the last six years.
    Health Insurance was being cut, even had a Wellness program to lower the cost for associates.


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