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Data Recognition Corporation Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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  • You won't get full-time work in the season time (in 5 reviews)

  • No benefits and no paid time off (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Graded essay exams."

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

    Pros

    Decent place for seasonal employment, especially between job transitions or post-retirement. Good place for meeting people who have worked in all sectors.

    Cons

    Low pay with meager benefits, monotonous work.

    Advice to Management

    Compensation was on the low side and benefits were substantially lacking. Work was extremely monotonous and readers were often treated with little respect.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "My experience was that I was pressured constantly to fill a quota."

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    Current Employee - Reader in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Reader in Columbus, OH
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Convenient parking, pleasant coworkers, some team leaders were good, always got breaks and lunches. Sometimes the work could be interesting.

    Cons

    Pay wasn't high enough for a college graduate, seasonal and didn't know when the project would end or if you would get the bonus that week. There appeared to be no reason why certain people rose in the company. In addition, there was no reason why certain people were called back to do projects and others were not. They are scheduling projects tightly together so that they don't need people for as long as they used to and not getting other projects to make up for it, so it appears in the near future they will not be hiring as many people as in the past for a shorter amount of time. It is a job for someone in between jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with more respect. Give them more feedback on their performance.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good health benefits, 3% of salary as a yearly bonus

    Cons

    Inept managers, poor processes, antiquated systems, toxic atmosphere, very unhappy workers

    Advice to Management

    Management needs training on how to manage people/projects, perfect example of the Peter Principle.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Company is a sinking ship, very poor IS/IT work environment, a company that I would avoid!"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Maple Grove, MN
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Maple Grove, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the best benefits I have seen, buildings are well maintained and look good, used to be a good company for.

    Cons

    This company is a sinking ship and just laid off another round of people, inept management especially at CEO and CIO level, toxic work environment, nepotism and favoritism are rampant, poor raises, lower pay compared to other companies, lack up support for training or continuing education, no career path or mentoring structure at all.

    Advice to Management

    I am not sure the ship can be righted, the former CEO and owner of the company must be disgusted how the company has fallen from its former glory. The CEO needs to stop being a tight wad and learn to spend money properly. The nepotism and favoritism needs to end, if you are not in the "in" crowd, there is little to no chance to advance or potentially will be targeted to be forced out. The company needs to actually back up the claim that they support education and training, getting training was near impossible and they cut back and imposed much stricter requirements on tuition reimbursement. The CIO also needs to lead and stop meddling at every level of IT/IS and just provide actual leadership and not rule by fear.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "not a good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    good programs. experience is good

    Cons

    bad management, structure is so bad, keeping employee as a labore

    Advice to Management

    none who can give them adivice?


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Used to be a wonderful company to work for."

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

    Pros

    Good health benefits and some great people (peer-wise)

    Cons

    DRC used to be a wonderful company to work for. These days, the only way to get ahead is to be related to the CEO or someone in upper management.


  7. "Reader"

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    Current Employee - Test Scorer in Burnsville, MN
    Current Employee - Test Scorer in Burnsville, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Weekly bonus, FT hours most of the time, friendly staff, always projects going on.

    Cons

    Wish it was always 40 hrs per week and no down time. Wish the hourly rate was higher with more OT.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "DRC stands for Do you Really need Cash that bad?"

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    Former Employee - Reader/Scorer in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Reader/Scorer in Columbus, OH

    Pros

    You are trained on how to score each test question. What you do is cut and dry,

    Cons

    I would only recommend this job to someone who is desperate for money. This job is exhausting! Imagine forcing yourself to read the same page in a book over and over for eight hours. For each project you score the same question all day for weeks. This company used to care as much about accuracy as speed but now they care more about speed. With people spread thinner over more projects there is constant pressure to meet a daily quota. You will be uncomfortable. Each room is either really hot, really cold, or it fluctuates between the two. You will get sick working here. This is because you are seated at tables with 75 other people in the room. It's like being on an airplane. The break room only has a few small round tables. Since 300 people work there most people eat lunch in their car or one of the work rooms. The ladies restroom has 6 stalls for 150 women and the men's restroom has 2 stalls for 150 men. The building is located in a ghetto area of the city. Employees cars have been broken into during the day time. Basically it's an annoying, tiring experience conducted under poor working conditions.

    Advice to Management

    I would move to a larger location in a better area. That way you could have a larger number of workers for more projects.


  9. 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!


  10. 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.


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