Daktronics Reviews

75 Reviews
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Daktronics President, CEO, and Director Jim Morgan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Friendly supportive work environment with support and encouragement for personal development and education (in 5 reviews)

  • Very friendly people to work with (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay, no advancement, and employees are not people they are just a number (in 4 reviews)

  • Slow to react to some changes, lower pay in industry, no commissions (maybe a pro for some) (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good opportunities for international students in USA.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Engineer in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Student Engineer in Brookings, SD

    I have been working at Daktronics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible timings for student employees, great platform for international students to learn the american work culture.

    Cons

    Rate of conversion to being a full time employee is close to zero.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great student employment experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookings, SD

    I have been working at Daktronics as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    College student employees are given a large amount of responsibility, which provides a lot of good work experience.

    Cons

    Poor management and no opportunity for upward movement within the company. The vast majority of position changes within the company are lateral movements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't allow just anyone to become a manager. Ensure that your "managers" actually have managerial capabilities before allowing them to oversee 5-10 employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Daktronics

    Pros

    Nice environment and people to work with

    Cons

    Town is too small and quiet

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  5.  

    Overall experience was good. Salary was horrid.

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Brookings, SD
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Brookings, SD

    I worked at Daktronics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment, low stress, nice college town.

    Cons

    Salary very low. Double my salary just moving across the border into Minnesota.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good experience while in school

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Project Coordinator in Brookings, SD
    Former Employee - Student Project Coordinator in Brookings, SD

    I worked at Daktronics as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Most of the time they are willing to work around your class schedule. As a student worker you get handed real responsibilites you can grow from.

    Cons

    Require a minimum of 20 hrs per week which can get a bit hard if you have a busy class schedule.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good to employees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Daktronics

    Pros

    Employee orientated, Corporate Office nice place to work

    Cons

    Base Pay a little low

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A good starting point for college grads

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer
    Current Employee - Field Engineer

    I have been working at Daktronics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dak is a company centered on good morals and hard work ethic. It is also an engineering-focused company, which is great for product development, but does not provide the greatest leadership for sales and marketing efforts. Dak may be a leader in the LED video industry, but many of its competitors are massive corporations like Mitsubishi which win many large projects here and there but offer dismal support. Dak has unmatched service and support resources.

    Cons

    The pay is notoriously weak, being based in south dakota doesn't really help the cause. Many old-timers have the mindset that the domestic market will continue to provide revenue and growth for the company but it's obvious that the international market is where most of the future growth is held. Project management and customer service are areas that need to be greatly improved if the growth is going to continue. Almost everyone in Dak is internally promoted or changes job roles every few years, which may be good for professional growth, but the company loses productivity as a result. Turnover in many roles is chronic. Hours I work are wildly variable, weekends, holidays, nights, it makes your personal life rather difficult or non-existent.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Student Engineer at daktronics inc

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Engineer in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Student Engineer in Brookings, SD

    I have been working at Daktronics (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible Work Schedule. Great people.

    Cons

    No comment, No comment, No comment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning experience for college students who want a stepping stone to their career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Student in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Student in Brookings, SD

    I have been working at Daktronics part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Real world experience with opportunities to become a leader as a student for those who make the most of the opportunity. Valuable work experience to begin building your resume off of. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    HR is not helpful, organization is heavily reliant on students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Map stronger career path for student workers, pay attention to investments you put in students.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Brookings, SD
    Former Employee - Sales in Brookings, SD

    I worked at Daktronics part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place for a student to work. Overall enjoyed my time theere.

    Cons

    Reviews are inconsistent. Low-wage (students) are left in positions were they are making important decisions that should be made by mgmt.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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