Daktronics Reviews

Updated August 5, 2015
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Daktronics CEO Reece A. Kurtenbach
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Pros
  • Great People, healthy work environment, people want to do well, enormous amount of trust (good people do good things) (in 6 reviews)

  • Friendly people and employee friendly management (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, no advancement, and employees are not people they are just a number (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper management needs to appreciate the entry level managers (crew leaders) more and compensate them better (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Mediocre

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Daktronics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Brookings is a great town.

    Cons

    Low pay and bad managers plague this company.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your good employees and cut loose the bad ones. Too many good employees leave because of bad management.


  2. Below market, but great experience to be had

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    Current Employee - Buyer/Planner in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Buyer/Planner in Brookings, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The pros of Daktronics are the overall positive attitude, enjoyable work environment, and the opportunity to move up and gain further experience.

    Cons

    It is known that they pay well below market, which drives out good employees and drives up turnover, which is extremely detrimental to a companies success.

    Advice to Management

    Keep managing the way you are, you are what is keeping Daktronics a place that people can still work, the salary issue is not on you.


  3. Sales

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    great employees and work/life balance; great learning experience; work with very tech savvy engineers and techs

    Cons

    not much room for growth in the sales division; lack of upper management direction; upper management only concerned about top sectors where money is driven; not much social interaction with employees as a remote employee

    Advice to Management

    listen more to your lower level sales people as they are the ones driving sales and business


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  5. Great starting career opportunities with many avenues for success.

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    Current Employee - Buyer/Planner in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Buyer/Planner in Brookings, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, healthy work environment.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, small-thinkers, do not invest in quality employees.


  6. Good opportunities for international students in USA.

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    Current Employee - Student Engineer in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Student Engineer in Brookings, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Daktronics full-time (More than a 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.


  7. Great student employment experience

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Brookings, SD
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Brookings, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Daktronics as an intern (More than a 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 Management

    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.


  8. Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice environment and people to work with

    Cons

    Town is too small and quiet


  9. Helpful (1)

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  10. good experience while in school

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    Former Intern - Student Project Coordinator in Brookings, SD
    Former Intern - Student Project Coordinator in Brookings, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Daktronics as an intern (Less than a 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.


  11. Good to employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee orientated, Corporate Office nice place to work

    Cons

    Base Pay a little low



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