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DST Systems Reviews

Updated January 16, 2018
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  • Upper management SEEMS to care about employees but actually not (in 21 reviews)

  • Senior Management is where they are due to tenure not experience and skill (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Not Terrible"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Relations Associate in Quincy, MA
    Current Employee - Client Relations Associate in Quincy, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is always a challenge

    Cons

    Limited Holidays - No sick days - PTO
    Recent focus on downsizing
    Bought out by another Company

    Advice to Management

    Try recognizing value of employees instead of just giving lip service to the idea


  2. "Good company, taking care of their employees and shareholders."

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has good management who treat their employees well for the work they do. Change over past 5 years has been positive for company.

    Cons

    Make WFA available to all levels or at least consistent for job levels. Incentives should be available to all managers regardless of career paths.

  3. "Ok place to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DST Systems full-time

    Pros

    The company is fairly flexible on schedule and days off.

    Cons

    Want all business lines to be the same. There are too many different businesses and trying to make them all fall under the same processes is ridiculous


  4. Helpful (3)

    "No longer a company you can expect to retire with"

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    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

    Coworkers and supervisors are great. Insurance coverage is good. 401k match is 6%.

    Cons

    Management and Officers still can't be trusted even few years after surveys stating less than 30% of company trusted them. They pat you on back with one hand and fabricate reasons for negative reviews with other.
    Management reduces staffing until group reaches breaking point, merges several groups, reduces more staffing, complains about performance, then increases staffing by one.
    Insurance has gone up 600% in 6 years.
    Everyones positions title in company has been simplified into 4 categories. Programmer, helpdesk support, and janitor can all have same title.

    Advice to Management

    A goose cannot lay a golden egg even if you say it must. Adding a duck and chicken in same roost will not improve the chances of a golden egg either.


  5. "It's Not Terrible"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investor Services Representative in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Investor Services Representative in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Affordable insurance, 401K matching, yearly employee appreciation festivities, local discounts, good stepping stone if interested in technology field without degree (opportunities to learn are available), hard to get fired

    Cons

    Expected to come into work when there's inclement weather, but it's not terrible if you let them put you up in the Marriot or choose to sleep in the building.
    If you want to feel valued and not actively climbing the corporate ladder to do so, it more than likely won't happen. Also, becoming a supervisor in Investor Services seems like it's the glass ceiling.


  6. "DST"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DST Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Very large company to work for

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Senior Client Relations Specialists"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Client Relations Specialist in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Client Relations Specialist in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    During most of the year the work/life balance was pretty good.

    Cons

    Lack of proper training in certain roles.

    Advice to Management

    Create a proper training program for employees in the client relations department

  8. "DST is great"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits for all employees

    Cons

    Weird management structure. There are managers everywhere.


  9. "Staff Software Developer At DST"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software De in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Staff Software De in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    laid-back, 20 days PTO, Reasonable compensation given expectations.

    Cons

    Sometimes appears to be a lack of direction.


  10. "Good place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    People are very willing to share knowledge and collaborate together

    Cons

    Upper management is not always transparent.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent


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