Daktronics Reviews

Updated August 2, 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. Quality assurance student

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst/Programmer in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst/Programmer in Brookings, SD

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work around class schedules, good with military. Great place to gain experience while attending college at sdsu or over the summers in an internship

    Cons

    Lower pay than some other positions. No chance for overtime for students, no paid time off for students.

    Advice to Management

    Students should be allowed some paid time off, less that full time employees but still deserve to earn some.


  2. Good Company to get experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Daktronics

    Pros

    Good place to gain experience

    Cons

    Pay is on the low side


  3. Software Engineer

    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Brookings, SD
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Brookings, SD

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great coworkers; Fun products; Excellent student experience.

    Cons

    I don't have any complaints for my current role.


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  5. Software Engineer Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Brookings, SD

    I have been working at Daktronics

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I was luck enough to get placed onto a team with extremely knowledgeable people. Extremely smart, could tell you just about everything you need to know about C# and have a very good understanding of the projects the team works on. Cubes where you work are large and have plenty of space. For my workstation I got a brand new computer which is worth over $2,500 and can do anything you need, also got brand new dual monitors.

    Cons

    Code base is very large, and takes time to find your way around. Code is not commented at all, and in my opinion the 'var' keyword in C# is used for every single variable they use in their code. Makes it hard to read. Have not done much straight up development, more so bug fixes and small feature additions.


  6. Electrical Design

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Design in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Electrical Design in Brookings, SD

    I have been working at Daktronics

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, culture, and values. Exciting seeing product all of the world and on TV that was manufactured in Bookings, SD.

    Cons

    The work can sometimes be very repetitive and the salary could be a bit higher.


  7. Great company to work for. Won't get rich doing so

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Daktronics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with. Fun and exciting product to represent. Very lean company who is always pushing the limits of what can be done with LED displays

    Cons

    Company offers below average pay at best. There tends to be little room for growth. Not always open to new ways of going about daily responsibilities


  8. I was an intern at Daktronics.

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Brookings, SD
    Former Intern - Intern in Brookings, SD

    I worked at Daktronics as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Outstanding internship program. Very structured, with great people running the program. Also included good access to senior leadership.

    Cons

    Not a bad reflection on the company, but I think you need to have some engineering smarts to thrive there. Engineers rule the culture, and it's difficult to get up to speed if you don't have some base knowledge of engineering -- especially electrical or software.

    Advice to Management

    Put more emphasis on an intentional culture. I never knew quite "what it meant to be a Daktronics employee."


  9. Strong Company and growing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are very great to work with. Very encouraging. Management is open and willing to talk with anyone in the organization. Strong benefits plan.

    Cons

    Base salaries could be ramped up a little faster. There are bonuses given to sales people but not on a specific structure.

    Advice to Management

    Work on creating a firm bonus structure for sales and project management.


  10. A positive company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Daktronics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A great community Flexible hours Monetary incentives for students to get good grades Up-to-date technology

    Cons

    Cubicle farm, some parts can be quite a maze The company blocks sites like Pandora.com. Either listen to terrible radio or buy eight hours worth of music for your ipod.


  11. Working at Daktronics was a great experience!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer/Planner in Brookings, SD
    Former Employee - Buyer/Planner in Brookings, SD

    I worked at Daktronics part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Fellow employees were helpful and friendly -Relevant projects that impacted multiple business units -Course increment pay is fantastic

    Cons

    -Work at times can vary due to season



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