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Data Recognition Corporation Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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  • No benefits and no paid time off (in 6 reviews)

  • You won't get full-time work in the season time (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "The Most Unprofessional Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Data Recognition Corporation part-time

    Pros

    No pros to list; never even got to start

    Cons

    Terrible service, completely unorganized. Overall awful.

    Advice to Management

    They offered me a position, then less than a week before my starting date informed me that there were no positions left. Very unprofessional, rude experience sorting this out with HR. If you get "accepted" for a job here, don't rely on that as truth. Declined several other job offers to end up unemployed


  2. "Profits over people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Data Recognition Corporation full-time

    Pros

    The pay is decent... That's about it.

    Cons

    Life under late capitalism is about enough, but it's made even worse by working at DRC. The management only cares about profit—employees are just cogs in their money-making machine. I have never felt so dehumanized as I did walking into work for the three miserable months I was here. Grading students' tests according to arbitrary standards makes for tedious, soulless work. They tout the free coffee as a major benefit, but it tastes like battery acid.

  3. "hiring process"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Data Recognition Corporation part-time

    Pros

    hard to come up with one....for a temp. job, hiring process was flawed.

    Cons

    disappointed that for a temp. job, got a generic form letter of rejection, with name not even correct on the address label.


  4. "Seasonal Reader/Scorer"

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    Former Employee - Reader in Woodbury, MN
    Former Employee - Reader in Woodbury, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Data Recognition Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Close to home and some people were very friendly to work along side.

    Cons

    You will need to pass the curriculum and qualify before you can be a reader.
    Be sure to be on time to work, and returning from breaks and lunch.
    Make sure you read accurately and read as fast as you can, this is important to staying long term with DRC.
    Receive paycheck every 2 to 2.5 weeks.
    Odd personalities to work alongside, if not bothered by this, then have a go at it.

    Advice to Management

    The Team Leaders that are hired need to be reminded that the readers are human and have lives outside of the core project, in other-words, if time is needed for an appointment, medical or otherwise, and notice is given, there should be acceptance. Don't harass or belittle someone because they need to leave early or go home sick if need be.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Data Recognition Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good health benefits, 3 weeks vacation to start, 401K, and all the benefits start right away--there's no 90 day waiting period. Payday every two weeks.

    Cons

    There is NO onboarding or training program. You'll be lucky if you have a desk on your first day or if anyone actually knows you're coming. Also, don't expect anyone to bother to learn your name for the first six months. New employees are either thrown into the deep end with no support or given nothing to do. Environment is toxic. Very poor communication from management and hardly anyone has people skills. It's rare to find a friendly, helpful, polite person and tough if not impossible to make friends at work. There can be serious overtime required. The company not value creativity or free thinking. Lets the clients run all over them and abuse employees and the company. If you're any type of creative, free-spirited individual or have people skills, run for the hills to a place that will appreciate you.

    Advice to Management

    Put some thought and care into onboarding new employees and create training programs. A bad first impression can never be overcome.


  6. "Wage slave."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Data Recognition Corporation full-time

    Pros

    None I can think of.

    Cons

    Management isn't the solution, but the problem.

    Advice to Management

    Retire!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "No advancement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free coffee (bad), and tea. They do splurge on the air conditioning though!

    Cons

    No advancement and applications are not even reviewed. Incentives never reach the readers, TLs often get them. No continuity in schedule from one project to the next. It's amazing that this place is still in business considering how poorly it appears to be organized.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps management should actually come to the main floor and see what's really being done in the scoring rooms. I'm sure that the states that employ the services of DRC would not enjoy knowing that team leaders and scoring directors help scorers cheat to qualify on projects and that validity scores are double-checked so they may be changed if incorrect. It would be nice to report this company to the Department of Ed.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Data Recognition Corporation NEEDS A REFORMATION"

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    Current Employee - Test Evaluator in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Test Evaluator in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full time hours and opportunities for working overtime occasionally.

    Cons

    Poor management, inexperienced people are chosen to work as team leaders, low morale, IT department is understaffed, technical problems with Scoreboard occur every day

    Advice to Management

    YOU KNOW EXACTLY THAT YOU MISTREAT YOUR EMPLOYEES.


  9. "Poor Management, Poor Training"

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    Former Contractor - Support Analyst II in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Contractor - Support Analyst II in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Data Recognition Corporation as a contractor

    Pros

    Mostly good people.

    Enjoyed the early shift.

    Cons

    Micromanaged to some extent.

    Never worked the job I was contracted for.

    Customer Service Rep's who had not technical knowledge were forced to troubleshoot.

    Managers barely helped a Customer Service Rep when needed.

    If clients wanted to speak with a manager, they barely would let you transfer to them.

    Advice to Management

    Make Level 2's call clients -- a hassle playing phone tag with Customer Service Reps to Level 2 to clients and back.


  10. Helpful (13)

    "Run!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rogers, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rogers, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Data Recognition Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The only pro is that this company won't likely be around in the next five years!

    Cons

    I feel bad for the clients of this company. They also have antiquated technology, and are completely and utterly disorganized. Stay away....job security is poor!

    Advice to Management

    Managers think they know EVERYTHING and do not let employees make decisions. If you dummy proof the work environment, you might as well hire dummies. Innovation is non-existent!


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