Data Recognition Corporation

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Updated April 21, 2015
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Pros
  • For the most part it's a low-stress work environment (in 11 reviews)

  • Peers and most of the team leaders are pretty cool (in 9 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. Interesting and friendly co-workers

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    Current Employee - Test Scorer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Test Scorer in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  2. Helpful (1)

    People Oriented

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Austin, TX
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Austin, TX

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  3. "Wonderful time working here."

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere. Enjoyable staff and flexible hours.

    Cons

    Seasonal only for reader/test scorer.

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  5. Great company to work for with great people to work with

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Data Recognition Corporation full-time

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

    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 Management

    *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.

  6. Work Environment

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    Former Contractor - Scorer in Plymouth, MN
    Former Contractor - Scorer in Plymouth, MN

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

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

    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 Management

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

  7. Laid back and friendly

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Plymouth, MN

    I worked at Data Recognition Corporation

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Broad overview of Human Resources

    Cons

    Not a fast paced environment

  8. Helpful (1)

    Good Part Time Job

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    Current Employee - Reader in Sharonville, OH
    Current Employee - Reader in Sharonville, OH

    I have been working at Data Recognition Corporation

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep encouraging the workers.

  9. A Really Nice Place To Work

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    Former Employee - Reader
    Former Employee - Reader

    I worked at Data Recognition Corporation

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    N/A

  10. Test Scorer

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    Current Freelancer - Test Scorer in Columbus, OH
    Current Freelancer - Test Scorer in Columbus, OH

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

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Easy work, comfortable environment. Great for parents with school aged children as no weekends/evenings required, but they may be available as overtime. Very liberal dress code. Wonderful, sensitive environment for seniors, new graduates and people between permanent positions.

    Cons

    Can get tedious, but assignments generally change every few weeks. Requires long periods of sitting, extended continuous CRT screen reading times and can be a tiny bit too worm or cold depending on the layout.

    Advice to Management

    They have been exceptional, caring and attentive. Keep it up! Valuing the staff does make us work harder!

  11. DRC gave me a paycheck when I needed it.

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    Former Employee - Exam Reader in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Exam Reader in Minnetonka, MN

    I worked at Data Recognition Corporation

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

    Pros

    Terrific spot to land between gigs. Smart coworkers, lots of former educators. Excellent job for speed readers.

    Cons

    This is a repetitive job that can be less than stimulating but some of the kids responses to essay questions can make you laugh.

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