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Data Recognition Corporation Overview

Maple Grove, MN
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
K-12 Education
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
DRC is a full-service information management company with more than 650 FT and over 4,000 seasonal employees in 14 locations around the country. Our hallmark in the industries we serve has become our unparalleled responsiveness to each of our clients.

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Mission: DRC values:
 Respect each other and work together to leverage skills and talents across the organization.
 Interact with customers and employees with integrity.
 Deliver high quality products and services that ... Read more

Data Recognition Corporation – Why Work For Us?

Our Employees

As a medium-sized company, DRC offers benefits and deliverables that are more client-centered than many larger corporations. While we have the capacity and resources necessary to handle large programs, we are agile enough to maintain a customer-focused attitude, providing our clients with customized and flexible services for their programs. We do not offer a “one-size-fits-all” approach to our projects, but rather work closely with our clients to design and improve our processes to meet a program’s changing needs.

DRC’s corporate structure is less hierarchical and less complex than many larger organizations. Information flows freely within the company and between the company and our clients. This open channel of communication allows our staff to respond quickly to customer needs.

The high level of responsiveness that DRC employees exhibit every day to our clients give us a strong competitive advantage in the markets we serve.

Our History

DRC was founded in 1978 as a service firm specializing in test and survey administration and processing. We began with 50 employees in one location—a small group of people dedicated to differentiating their company by providing superior customer service. Since that time, DRC has evolved into a full-service information management company with a staff of more than 650 full-time employees and over 5,000 seasonal and temporary employees in 12 locations around the country. However, even as we have grown, we have remained committed to our “customers first” attitude. Our hallmark in the industries we serve has become our unparalleled responsiveness to each of our clients.

DRC comprises three business units that serve the K-12 education sector, Federal and state governments, and commercial clients worldwide.

  • EducationServices provides full-service, customized assessment solutions, including summative, interim/benchmark, and formative assessments; item, test, and model curriculum development; psychometric and test security services; enhanced reporting; printing and packaging; distribution and collection; and image scanning and scoring.
  • SurveyServices offers support in all phases of the survey process for Federal and state government and commercial clients, from development through analysis and reporting.
  • DocumentServices provides advanced data and document solutions, including high-speed variable digital printing and mailing and in-house typesetting, printing, and finishing/fulfillment services for education, government, and commercial clients.


DRC offers a comprehensive benefits program that allows employees to make choices that best meet their current and future needs.

Key Benefits

  • Choice of medical plans
  • Choice of dental plans
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • HSA account
  • 401K savings plan
  • Profit sharing
  • Short- and long-term disability plans

Wellbeing Benefits

  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Personal time off
  • Workout facilities/locker rooms at select locations
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Community service hours
  • Discount programs
  • Adoption assistance
  • Fitness classes
  • On-site massage
  • Walking paths

Convenience Benefits

  • Business casual attire
  • On-site subsidized cafeterias
  • Dry cleaning pick-up and delivery
  • Company store

Data Recognition Corporation Reviews

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    Great benefits, wonderful collaborative teams.


    Heavy workload for some employees with no increase in pay for great work

    Advice to Management

    Share the load amongst those who do nothing or compensate those who take on more work.

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Data Recognition Corporation Interviews



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    Had quick phone interview with HR then was brought in a week later to interview in person. Met with ten people (in groups of two) for three hours. After that, ghosted. No follow up from HR. I checked in once a week for several weeks, was told “decision makers are on vacation. I’ll be in touch”, or “they still haven’t made a decision but they are considering you for the position”. This continued for two months and I realized this is not a place I want to work; if their hiring process and HR department is this bad, how well can the company be run? Also noticed that the position was listed for nearly six months.

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Data Recognition Corporation Awards & Accolades

  • Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles (Silver), National Business Group on Health, 2008

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