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DST Systems Reviews

Updated December 9, 2017
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Pros
  • DST WS is a very good company which has employee friendly environment and good work life balance (in 28 reviews)

  • Good benefits, work-life balance (in 54 reviews)

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

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Mutual Funds Processor great for college"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DST Systems part-time

    Pros

    Easy work.
    Great managers. Always have help when needed. Work great around an always changing student schedule. Flexible. great for college students and looks great on a resume as well.

    Cons

    Work can be repetitive sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more growth with in the company


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Changing, hopefully for the better"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are some great people to work both for and with. Benefits are fair. Changes are happening that could be very good and bring DST in line with newer technology and financial companies. They are really pushing for younger employees.

    Cons

    The belt is always tightening and a lot for f changes are happening quickly and coming down from the top. The company is both aging and turning over faster. Not always good about retaining top talent.

    Advice to Management

    Work on changing from the bottom up. Current decisions seem dictated instead of grown and fostered. Keep growing a diverse work force and focus on keeping talent.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Another Year, Another Round of Layoffs"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Respectable pay and benefits; some very good middle managers trying their best.

    Cons

    The seemingly annual round of layoffs just occurred in early October. Instead of addressing the issues that cause DSTHS to lose clients, corporate management prefers to reduce staff. Prior to the layoffs, there was insufficient staff to support existing clients, which now will only get worse. 40 hour work weeks do not apply... working whatever hours it takes (weekends, nights, during vacations, 12 hr days) to get the work done by a limited staff is often demanded by senior management. Work-life balance does not exist for the qualified staff members although corporate management is very good at giving lip service to having a life outside of work.

    Advice to Management

    Shutdown, sell or completely overhaul Health Solutions - continuing as is, is a disservice to employees and clients.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DST Systems part-time

    Pros

    A decent part time job for college students.

    Cons

    The work can be a little repetitive.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Stressful, understaffed, high expectations"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Services Consultant in Quincy, MA
    Current Employee - Client Services Consultant in Quincy, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The People are great. The Staff works hard and is dedicated. Great team work amongst staff. Middle management is supportive.

    Cons

    Expectations to always do more with less staff. Layoffs are done regularly without thought of impact. Remaining staff is expected to figure it out. Health insurance is not competitive, high deductibles with high premiums. Paid time off policy is not compatible in industry. Organizational structure constantly changes. Limited focus on goals and priorities.

    Advice to Management

    Create cohesive leadership and focus on direction and priorities to get there. Stop changing organizational structure every six months. Realize not all functions should be moved off-shore. Recognize those employees that meet goals with competitive salary and benefits.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Not a great company lately"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Director in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits were good.

    Cons

    management shifts too frequently. I had 5 bosses in 3 years.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    Good place to work, have flexible hours, great benefits

    Cons

    Ideas are not fostered, staying with the status quo is expected

  8. "Great College Job"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DST Systems part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Great pay for part-time
    Yearly raise
    Holiday Pay
    Easy to get time off
    Great people

    Cons

    Flex timers might have a hard time getting their hours in, if volumes are low.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Software Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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

    The benefits are pretty good, and the company donates time and money to local causes.

    Cons

    The departments are very insular, and at least in my area, the tech used was not evolving with the times.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great, if you're a 40+ white male"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fund Accounting Supervisor in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Fund Accounting Supervisor in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Little Manager Supervision on a daily basis

    Cons

    Uncomfortable work environment for Females, under market compensation (salaries are tied to Kansas City, which is much lower than what should be paid in the Denver market)

    Advice to Management

    Enforce your codes of conduct with your employees, look to hire people who aren't all white males.


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