Data Recognition Corporation

www.datarecognitioncorp.com
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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.

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    It is what it is.

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    Former Contractor - Test Scorer in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - Test Scorer in Austin, TX

    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

    - Very predictable work environment, no surprises at all, what you hear during the recruitment orientation is exactly what you get. - There is a requirement to have at least a bachelors degree for the position, so your coworkers are generally intelligent and reasonable people. - Team leaders and project coordinators were generally very friendly and accommodating - Some working hour flexibility: Required hours of M-F 8:30 - 4:00, but can start as early as 8:00 and stay as late as 5:00. $50 bonus if you work 40 hours per week. - Free popcorn during the afternoon break on Wednesday!

    Cons

    - The work gets mindnumbingly boring after a few days, and usually you will be grading the same question for the whole duration of the project. - Lunch break is only 30 minutes, and there is not a very good selection of places to get food within a short driving distance, hence most people just bring their lunch - You don't get much personal space at all in the grading rooms, but at least management informs you of this ahead of time. - Even with the "flexible" hours, you can not normally work over 40 hours a week unless management approves overtime for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    More break time to break up the monotony.


  2. It Is What It Is

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reader in Woodbury, MN
    Former Employee - Reader in Woodbury, MN

    I worked 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

    Casual atmosphere, a clean quiet environment, and very good team leaders, this is about as good as possible given the kind of mind numbing work that it is. At least in my case the work lasted the expected full month, with some variety as they kept switching us in and out of similar projects to even out workloads with other groups. Interesting dynamics as educated people got into meeting the goal, and would have serious discussions about what 11-year olds really meant in their essays so that they could be properly graded.

    Cons

    Pathetic pay, but then no one looks at this as a career. It's not a con, but interesting to note that by and large the workforce seems to be split between those just out of college and those largely past full-time careers; the two groups seem to get along very well--it's an educated workforce and everyone knows this is a temporary situation, so no one gets possessive about their position.

    Advice to Management

    Pay readers just a little more; a similar company in the Twin Cities is at $13/hour. I don't know what team and project leaders make, but mine were good and probably deserve more. Having end of project surveys on them is a good idea, but at we were in a vacuum so far as management was concerned. At least some sort of minimal communication with the readers explaining the value of their work might be a slight morale booster. The requirement that people get up and move around every 2 hours is an excellent idea. Healthier snacks in the vending machine would be another asset. Finally, an idea on how one can move up if they come back enough times and do well might increase long-term retention.


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