Data Recognition Corporation

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Data Recognition Corporation Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
60 Reviews
3.6
60 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • For the most part it's a low-stress work environment (in 10 reviews)

  • Team leaders and project coordinators were generally very friendly and accommodating (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay with meager benefits, monotonous work (in 3 reviews)

  • a small group of executives and upper management) (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Interesting and friendly co-workers

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Scorer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Test Scorer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Data Recognition Corporation (less than an year)

    Pros

    I am interested in all things education, so even a chance to understand the grading of standardized tests (which is what I did at DRC) was interesting. Interpreting rubrics always led to some interesting questions. Unfortunately, scorers don't have much say in what the rubrics are. But the people were very friendly including Scoring Directors and Team Leads. Pretty relaxed environment too. Pay is pretty good for what you do. Pretty flexible with schedules, but of course they'll want people who are available for entire projects over others who are not.

    Cons

    You sit all day aside from 2 breaks and a 30 min lunch. Simple, but monotonous. Plus test-scoring is a seasonal position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All Scoring Directors and Team Leads that I interacted with (even the new ones) were all friendly, but let you know what they and their managers wanted done.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    People Oriented

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Data Recognition Corporation as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Seemed interested in employees and in quality. Good pay for the various levels with the ability to increase once certain amount of hours are reached. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Things started slipping as the industry changed. They don't seem to have anticipated the changes and are, instead, responding to how other companies are adapting. Will overwork excellent employees, plus it's hard to move ahead unless you're in MN.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    "Wonderful time working here."

    Former Employee - Standized Test Scorer in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Standized Test Scorer in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Data Recognition Corporation as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere. Enjoyable staff and flexible hours.

    Cons

    Seasonal only for reader/test scorer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great company to work for with great people to work with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Data Recognition Corporation full-time

    Pros

    *Very friendly and talkative team.

    *Management listens to what you may have concerns about or what could be improved.

    *Some variety in the daily tasks you will be doing for most of the year to break up the monotony.

    *Nice facilities that are very well kept.

    *Fitness facilities in the buildings. Although you won't have much time to use them generally.

    Cons

    *Monotony of the work drags on sometimes.

    *Sometimes there aren't agreed upon ways of doing things that can negatively affect job performance and create confusion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    *Only thing I can think of is making a standard protocol to be followed at each location for each job so transitions are smoother and there is less confusion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Work Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Scorer in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Scorer in Plymouth, MN

    I worked at Data Recognition Corporation as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    They make sure you get your 15 minute breaks and lunch breaks. They are open to comments made and willing to do something about them.

    Cons

    When scoring projects, you are sitting at a computer straight thru and are in a large open environment with several others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emphasize the no perfumes/lotions due to a large number of staff in one room.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Laid back and friendly

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Plymouth, MN

    I worked at Data Recognition Corporation

    Pros

    Broad overview of Human Resources

    Cons

    Not a fast paced environment

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Part Time Job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reader in Sharonville, OH
    Current Employee - Reader in Sharonville, OH

    I have been working at Data Recognition Corporation

    Pros

    Good Pay for Part Time. Nice people. They fill you with lots of free snacks.

    Cons

    It gets kind of tiring and hard on back. You can't miss any of your shift to get the bonus pay which is what makes your pay so good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep encouraging the workers.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A Really Nice Place To Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reader
    Former Employee - Reader

    I worked at Data Recognition Corporation

    Pros

    Very laid-back and low-stress. Lots of feedback on work performance on a daily basis. This includes both negative and positive. Overall, wonderful and interesting co-workers. Promotions are generally from within.

    Cons

    The Reader/Test Scorer position is strictly a seasonal opportunity. Thus, no traditional benefits (i.e. no medical/dental, insurance, paid time off, etc.). Opportunities for advancement are somewhat random and are by management appointment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Small Company Feel

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Data Recognition Corporation full-time

    Pros

    They pay their employees well and the benefits were terrific. It felt like a small company even though it was large. The people I worked with had strong work ethics and values and it seemed to be that way throughout the company. A high level of work quality and respect for one another was felt throughout.

    Cons

    Certain departments were grown so as to remain profitable and that is to be expected, but the administration departments were left to try to keep up with the increasing workload with the same or incorrect tools which presented many challenges.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Overall, great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Development Specialist in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Test Development Specialist in Plymouth, MN

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

    Pros

    Benefits, growth, environment, pay, employees

    Cons

    Lack of contact with executive level leadership, not much room for advancement beyond a certain point

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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