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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. "Corporate Contract Recruiter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Recruiter in Kansas City, MO
    Former Contractor - Recruiter in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DST Systems as a contractor

    Pros

    The pay was good and the people were genuinely nice. My manager Bret Fischer was open, welcoming and had great communication skills. I was spoilt, I was provided with a Laptop and a fob so I had everything I needed and they supervised but, I was able to get on with my work. I felt appreciated.
    They just announced their first quarter earnings and the jump from the same time
     last year was phenomenal. I also volunteered to work in their community garden, that was a huge plus for me.

    Cons

    It was a contract, so it came to an end!

  3. "A wonderful, corporate starter job."

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    • 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.


  4. "DST Health Solutions"

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    • 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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Implementation Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Implementation Consultant in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Implementation Consultant in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility, good culture in certain areas, Good people.

    Cons

    Sometimes the company is very slow to embrace change. Pay is not extremely competitive.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Change is good."

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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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Good work/life balance
    Trustworthy and friendly co-workers
    Investments being made in technology and training
    Ability to work from home
    Matching donations to charity
    Paid volunteering time
    Cultural event discounts
    6% match on 401(k)

    Cons

    Big company, slow approval process
    Functions in heavily regulated industries, creating some fear of change
    Some pockets of negativity due to past management

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating the plan of action


  7. "Good Company to work for!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Pharmacy Benefit Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Pharmacy Benefit Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits- Healthcare, Dental, VIsion, 401K, Life Insurance

    Cons

    Rising healthcare cost every year

  8. "Decent pay"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay was good. Started at 17 an hour for phone job. Overtime opportunities, managers are nice. Hours of operation are good. I worked on the health insurance side. The interview was easy. If your good, very good, volunteer for projects. This leads to very easy advancement. Hour long lunches!

    Cons

    Overtime can be mandatory. Because the company is also financial, they do fingerprints which is ok but really inconvenient to do. The training was terrible. I was in training and wrote training materials. Coming from the industry, listening to other people calls, miss information was given constantly due to poor training. There is not enough communication between the clients and the employees.

    FYI: I worked on the top floor, so if you have an ear infection, the elevators cause vertigo.

    Advice to Management

    Get better trainers and make sure they know what they are talking about.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great training"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place for getting started with little to no experience. Corporate training is robust.

    Cons

    If you start your career there and don't move on you will likely remain underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Career development is great but compensation is what drove me and my peers away.


  10. "Technical Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Technical Support Intern in Kansas City, MO
    Current Intern - Technical Support Intern in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, leadership is great, extracurricular events were very helpful

    Cons

    Just two months of an internship, very few chances of getting a full time opportunity for entry level developers


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