What Makes DST a Great Place to Work?
We believe our competitive advantage depends on engaged associates who are innovative, invested in the success of the organization and aligned with the goals of the company. Imagine the possibilities for you and our clients as we build a high-performance organization consistently contributing to our mutual growth and success.
Learn more about us by visiting About DST.
- 10 Reasons Why
- Our Voices
- Advantages of Working at DST
- Benefits and Programs
- Training and Development
10 Reasons Why
At DST we believe we are only as good as the associates who work here. We strive to instill in our associates a sense of engagement with their particular work and with the goals of the organization as a whole. An engaged associate finds satisfaction in their work. They begin each day with a sense of purpose and end the day with the knowledge of a job well done.
Here are 10 reasons why you should consider being part of the DST family:
You’ll see that your opinion is important. There are many ways to bring ideas, suggestions and concerns to all levels of management. More importantly, they listen and make decisions with those ideas in mind.
You’ll have a real opportunity to make a difference to our clients and their customers. Our clients’ customers are you and me...people who are trying to plan for the future, be healthy and take care of ourselves and our families.
DST has a strong history of developing and delivering solutions that have become industry standards. DST is very much respected in the business world and in the communities in which we live.
DST is focused on the future and continued growth and is open to redefining who we are and how we deliver solutions in order to remain an industry leader. While we’re a big company, we’re becoming very good at adapting quickly.
There are a lot of smart, dedicated people here: people who are recognized as industry leaders, community leaders and technology leaders. The majority are willing to share, teach and mentor, because they know that an organization always needs more good people. This is a great environment to learn from the best.
DST has a reputation for doing right by our clients. When we perform well, we make our clients look good to their customers. DST has earned the admiration and respect of its clients. We have a reputation for doing right by them, which would explain why they’ve been with us for so long.
DST encourages your professional and personal development. There are scores of training opportunities available and a generous tuition reimbursement policy as well. Your work, your satisfaction, your health, and your life are all supported.
At DST, every associate matters. We are committed to developing an environment of trust, collaboration and respect. Together, we care about how we achieve great results – for our clients, ourselves and the communities we live in.
Every associate at DST is committed to the same goal: to deliver first class products and services to our clients. If you have a suggestion that would add value to our business, the doors are always open here. Ideas flow from all directions. Technology literally changes daily, and the next brilliant innovation could come from anywhere. We welcome new ideas that will enrich the organization and guarantee satisfied clients.
What it all comes down to is a sense of satisfaction from your work. When you work together with people to find a solution to a real-world problem for a client, you will be rewarded by knowing that your contribution makes a difference—to you, to our clients, and to DST.
We believe one of our most valuable assets is the dedication of our associates. We believe in our people and their potential, so we invest in their success. Our ability to attract and retain quality associates who deliver exceptional customer service means we are better at understanding our clients' business and their unique characteristics. But don’t take it from us. Listen to some of our associates' voices...
I started working at DST a few months after I got out of "basic training" for the Army. I was just a member of the National Guard, a weekend warrior. I was a civilian for the majority of the month and a soldier one weekend out of each month. Everything worked out well my first year at DST. I worked in the call center, I took night classes, and I had a nice loft apartment downtown. I felt like I was living the life, our team was secure. Right before my second year started, I was notified by the Army that my unit would be deploying overseas. I was confused; I didn't know what to do. Who do I notify? Am I supposed to quit my job? These were the questions running through my mind. I learned that DST has a military leave of absence program where my job was secure and I'd be able to return once my deployment was over. The staff helped me fill out my paperwork and gather the correct documents needed to apply for the leave. They helped me make a smooth transition into full time Army life. When I returned 1½ years later, they helped me transition back into the workforce. One thing I can say about the company is that if you seek for answers you'll find them; there are very knowledgeable people throughout this company.
I had a performance engagement conversation with my manager last week. For the first time in 20 years, I got to tell someone at work that start-up projects energize me, that I like to work with people who think big and are optimistic, and that all my satisfaction drivers are being met in my current role. Saying that felt really good. I also got to brainstorm with him about ways I could contribute even more. I got to ask him how he sees my work evolving. I got to tell him what big challenges I face. I got to tell him what I'd like him to do more of and less of.
As I look around the organization, I see all kinds of opportunities to make a difference…ways to go beyond daily responsibilities and have a positive impact on our customers and on DST. There are always ways to improve client communication, increase our consultative expertise, be more efficient, and bring our organization together to provide the best service and product delivery to our customers. There are so many opportunities for this to continue, everyone has ideas, you just need to act on your ideas and get involved!
Overall, my first week here as an intern really surpassed my expectations of a “desk job” and I couldn’t have felt more comfortable after only four days with this company. I hope that the job only gets better and that I can keep learning from everyone involved. My supervisor has really showed that he had confidence in me and was excited that I could be joining the team for the summer.
I love working at DST because DST provides training and learning opportunities that help me become the awesome leader that I want to be. I can’t think of any other company that would be willing to devote as much time and resources to their associates.
Now we are engaged in a great effort to change the way we perceive our business, the way we do our business, and how we are going to build our business for the future. New division goals, e-mail traffic, meetings, and blogs to pull people together, keep them informed, and get them involved. It's an interesting time to be a part of a DST.
Advantages of Working at DST
When you join DST, we want you to feel that you’ve become a part of something special. DST is a place of collaboration, respect, and diversity of thought and culture that leverages the potential of all associates.
At DST we encourage our associates to find smarter ways of doing business to the benefit of our customers and ourselves. Ours is a culture of innovation and collaboration that spans across key solution areas around the globe. Our heritage of providing industry-leading solutions is based on people’s willingness to constantly challenge the status quo to find real-world solutions to real-world problems.
We seek to maintain a workforce that includes individuals from a variety of ethnic, racial, cultural, economic and personal backgrounds. The diversity of our community and our workforce is a great resource for our business. Differences in backgrounds, perspectives and life experiences will help us meet today’s challenges all while planning for tomorrow. We believe that diversity promotes the principles of excellence, integrity, teamwork, trust and respect, as we focus upon the specific skills and qualifications of individuals. DST provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment in accordance with the law. The policy applies to all employment decisions, including hiring, assignments, training and development, compensation, transfers, promotions, demotions, appraisals, corrective actions, termination, and other terms, conditions, or privileges of employment.
Education is a cornerstone of career development. The corporate family offers educational opportunities through the Center of Education and Development. Training and other tools are provided to our associates, so they may develop a career track within the enterprise. A number of managers and senior executives began their careers in non-management positions.
Benefits and Programs
We offer a competitive benefits package to meet the diverse needs of our associates.
In an effort to ensure you receive routine dental exams, DST automatically enrolls full-time associates in dental coverage without any cost to you. You may elect to enroll spouse and children in coverage.
We understand the importance of disability insurance as it relates to your overall benefits package. Disability insurance provides replacement income in the event that you can no longer work. Short term disability insurance can provide you with income while you are away from work for an extended period – say, for a non-work related disability like maternity, illness, or injury. Long-term disability insurance becomes effective once you are disabled from your occupation, if, as result of physical disease, injury, pregnancy or mental disorder, you are unable to perform with reasonable continuity the material duties of your position.
We offer special discount programs for banking, cell phones, camera equipment, automobiles, computers and electronics, fitness facilities, financial planning services…as well as access to local attractions, cultural events, and sports teams.
We encourage associates to pursue higher education through our education reimbursement program. All full-time regular associates of DST are eligible. Educational assistance is considered for coursework that will enhance the professional development of the associate. Undergraduate courses that qualify are those required for attainment of a programming degree, business degree or individual business courses related to your present position or potential development with the company.
The safety and well-being of our associates is paramount. Our Emergency Preparedness Plan relies on participation of key personnel who are responsible for training and communicating emergency procedures to associates in their work area.
A Healthcare Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is a way for you to budget and pay for out-of-pocket health expenses on a pre-tax basis. You do not need to enroll in a DST health plan to be eligible. When you elect an account, you may submit eligible expenses for you and your tax dependents. Eligible expenses include co-pays, co-insurance, and deductible for medical, prescription, dental and vision.
All associates are provided basic life insurance, effective on the first day of the month following hire date. The benefit amount is based on an associate’s annual salary.
We recognize the importance of charitable organizations, not only to our associates, but also the communities in which they live and work. The purpose of this program is to encourage directors, officers and associates and approved subsidiaries to support qualifying charitable organizations with a generous company match.
We offer two comprehensive health plans to eligible associates, including a traditional Preferred Provider Organization plan (PPO) and a consumer-driven High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP). Both the PPO and the HDHP cover the same conditions and prescriptions as well as use the same network of physicians and pharmacies.
We offer programs available to qualified associates to attend to their personal priorities. Paid time off encompasses traditional vacation time and sick leave along with paid holidays.
Our performance management process is built upon alignment, agreement, and accountability. Individual goals are aligned with department/team, group, division, and company goals. Associates and managers jointly develop performance documents, which identify goals, metrics and results. Both associates and managers are accountable for business results.
We offer a 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan which provides you the ability to save for retirement with no cost to you. When you choose to participate, DST matches your contribution dollar-for-dollar up to the first 3% per pay period. You may elect to contribute up to 25% of your wages, pre-tax or after-tax, and direct investments among 30 investment options.
We understand that vision care is not just for people who wear glasses. Regularly scheduled, comprehensive eye exams are an important aspect of your ongoing efforts to improve the health and well being of yourself and/or your family. Vision care is important for everyone. That’s why we offer an affordable and easy-to-use vision plan that focuses on eyes and overall wellness.
We understand your health isn’t just measured in terms of ‘sick’ or ‘well’. We want to promote overall wellness and provide usable tools to you in your quest to get and stay healthy.
Training and Development
We are committed to the on-going learning and professional development of all DST associates.
DST’s Organizational Effectiveness group offers a variety of training courses including leadership development, management development, written and oral communications, personal computer classes, and courses designed around our vertical industries.
Self-paced, online learning is also open to all associates. Over 200 course titles from seven different curriculum libraries and a variety of programming and project management courses are available.
DST’s information systems training curriculum offers classes in programming languages, tools and techniques. Classes range from long-term, entry-level programs to short-term classes for specific topics.