Data Recognition Corporation

www.datarecognitioncorp.com
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Data Recognition Corporation Reviews

Updated July 19, 2015
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Pros
  • Team leaders and scoring directors were almost all competent and approachable (in 9 reviews)

  • Team leaders were very easy to work with (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor work-life balance, little true appreciation for employees (lip-service only), 60 (in 3 reviews)

  • The work can be inconsistent so if you need to have 40 hours per week to cover your bills know that (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Expanding company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbury, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbury, MN

    I have been working at Data Recognition Corporation (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Evolving business model. Challenging opportunities.

    Cons

    Fast pace change keeps you hopping.


  2. not bad for seasonal work

    Current Employee - Test Scorer in Plymouth, MN
    Current Employee - Test Scorer in Plymouth, MN

    I have been working at Data Recognition Corporation (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Incentives for working extra Quiet,air conditioned environment Friendly co-workers Established procedures so there is less room for confusion There is a lot of feedback on your performance

    Cons

    Can be boring, monotonous work You are in a room with a lot of other workers in rows of computer desks--not a whole lot of personal space You will get a lot of feedback on your performance


  3. Job is temporary - remember that

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    Current Employee - Reader/Scorer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Reader/Scorer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Data Recognition Corporation part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    A variety of multigenerational coworkers. All are usually friendly and approachable. Nice work environment. Adequate compensation. Good work for retirees. Core hours with flexible start and end times.

    Cons

    I worked for DRC for over 4 years as a seasonal worker scoring literature. Prior years had been a good experience. This last year - disappointing is the only word to describe the experience. The decision has been made to close the scoring center I was at and perhaps that was the reason for some of the things that occurred. In previous years, scoring directors were brought in from other centers that operated year round. Their level of professionalism was far supeior to those that were recruited from the Pittsburgh area. They knew their material and were able to remain on task and impartial. There were many directors and team leaders from the PIttsburgh area that were not adequately skilled for their jobs. There was often a lack of knowledge on scoring rubrics and the criteria for scoring changed constantly as they learned and tried to correct their mistakes in instruction. Reading to a scorer the rubric is not the same as discussion. There was a significant amount of favoritism when it came to scorers - overlooking poor performance from favorites At times there were biases with scorers. Prior to this the worst you could say about the work was that it was repetitive and at times could be boring.

    Advice to Management

    A wise decision to close the Pittsburgh center if the support form Minnesota was not going to be continued in terms of scoring directors.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    DRC stands for Do you Really need Cash that bad?

    Former Employee - Reader/Scorer in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Reader/Scorer in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Data Recognition Corporation

    Pros

    You are trained on how to score each test question. What you do is cut and dry,

    Cons

    I would only recommend this job to someone who is desperate for money. This job is exhausting! Imagine forcing yourself to read the same page in a book over and over for eight hours. For each project you score the same question all day for weeks. This company used to care as much about accuracy as speed but now they care more about speed. With people spread thinner over more projects there is constant pressure to meet a daily quota. You will be uncomfortable. Each room is either really hot, really cold, or it fluctuates between the two. You will get sick working here. This is because you are seated at tables with 75 other people in the room. It's like being on an airplane. The break room only has a few small round tables. Since 300 people work there most people eat lunch in their car or one of the work rooms. The ladies restroom has 6 stalls for 150 women and the men's restroom has 2 stalls for 150 men. The building is located in a ghetto area of the city. Employees cars have been broken into during the day time. Basically it's an annoying, tiring experience conducted under poor working conditions.

    Advice to Management

    I would move to a larger location in a better area. That way you could have a larger number of workers for more projects.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Used to be a wonderful company to work for.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Data Recognition Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good health benefits and some great people (peer-wise)

    Cons

    DRC used to be a wonderful company to work for. These days, the only way to get ahead is to be related to the CEO or someone in upper management.


  7. Reader

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Scorer in Burnsville, MN
    Current Employee - Test Scorer in Burnsville, MN

    I have been working at Data Recognition Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Weekly bonus, FT hours most of the time, friendly staff, always projects going on.

    Cons

    Wish it was always 40 hrs per week and no down time. Wish the hourly rate was higher with more OT.


  8. Receptionist

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Data Recognition Corporation

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great hours, excellent staff to work with.

    Cons

    Position only offered seasonally. Otherwise, no complaints.


  9. Helpful (5)

    Formerly a great company to work for.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Albertville, MN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Albertville, MN

    I worked at Data Recognition Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    DRC has a great healthy living community. They've won some awards for their healthy environment. It was made very easy to live healthfully. Medical benefits are second to none.

    Cons

    The company is currently going through financial hardships that can make it an unstable environment. They let go a large number of employees last year.

    Advice to Management

    The company should try to focus on more than just the money; good employees don't stay around long when they're not being given the respect and compensation they deserve.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Average Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Maple Grove, MN
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Maple Grove, MN

    I have been working at Data Recognition Corporation (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work environment. Good emphasis on wellness, community, and family. Good benefits. Most of the software "customers" are in-house making communication easier.

    Cons

    Recent downsizing. Still heavy on planning and change management when industry trends dictate the fast response of Agile methods. Lack of communication between levels.


  11. not a good company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Data Recognition Corporation

    Pros

    good programs. experience is good

    Cons

    bad management, structure is so bad, keeping employee as a labore

    Advice to Management

    none who can give them adivice?



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