Daktronics

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Daktronics Reviews

Updated November 8, 2014
Updated November 8, 2014
84 Reviews
3.3
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Friendly supportive work environment with support and encouragement for personal development and education (in 6 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 5 reviews)

  • Low pay unless you are in with upper management (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Opportunity

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

    I worked at Daktronics part-time

    Pros

    Great exposure, had the opportunity to gain career experience. Very flexible on hours.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent student opportunities available

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

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

    Pros

    Daktronics allows for autonomy in the workplace. There are friendly and respectful coworkers. Student employees are treated like full-time employees rather than just seen as students.

    Cons

    The one con is that I would have liked to see more of the upper management, even if it was just a quick trip around the plant on an afternoon to wave at employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue promoting student employment. It offers a great place to work for students and gives real opportunities to learn real-world knowledge. Hopefully enough students transition to full-time upon graduation that the investment is worth it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place to Learn and Grow

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

    I have been working at Daktronics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great People, healthy work environment, people want to do well, enormous amount of trust (good people do good things)

    Cons

    Structure can be confusing especially comparing different factories and areas. Job security should go into the Pros section, but they have taken it too far (fire people that can not do the job!) Pay top performers top $ or they will be gone. High School and College GPA based hiring?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More direction and involvement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Student Tech

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

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

    Pros

    lots of opportunities for diverse experiences.

    Cons

    When the snow falls it does not stay on the ground. One day of snow could turn into a week long blizzard.. If you move here buy a truck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent production company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Harrisonburg, VA
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Harrisonburg, VA

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

    Pros

    Fair pay for contract work. Some training provided for entry-level sports production positions. Producer is excellent at team-building and very patient. Duties are well-defined.

    Cons

    Online software for submitting events for pay is awkward and confusing to use. Pay is only distributed on a monthly basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the Certify software.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Initial entry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Integration Engineer - Computer Specialist in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Applications Integration Engineer - Computer Specialist in Brookings, SD

    I have been working at Daktronics full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly supportive work environment with support and encouragement for personal development and education.

    Cons

    None from my point of view

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very professional atmosphere and great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Intern - Live Events in Brookings, SD
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Intern - Live Events in Brookings, SD

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

    Pros

    Very up to date on lean processes and organized.
    Each department understand their roles
    Know how to work together as a team

    Cons

    Your job scope is very focused and if your a product engineer that's what you will work on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall a very nice company to work for and a great company to start at as a college graduate. Keep up the qualified internships they are very important.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux Falls, SD

    I have been working at Daktronics

    Pros

    Everything about the work is enjoyable. If you have a positive attitude and a desire to learn, you will enjoy the large majority of your co-workers, and also have great opportunites for growth and advancement.

    Cons

    Pay is not frequently average or below in comparison to similar positions in other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Excellent job of providing opportunities for growth ability for the individual to take initiative. This provides excellent motivation and encourages a very positive culture.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to have a family

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Brookings, SD
    Former Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Brookings, SD

    I worked at Daktronics

    Pros

    Daktronics is a great place to work. The environment is friendly and welcoming. There are always different projects to work on and as an engineer you are not pigeon holed into a certain job. All engineers are apart of the development cycle from beginning to end. All of the workers there are tremendously helpful and friendly (that's what you get for being in the Midwest) and every day there was different.

    Cons

    The only two downsides are compensation and the city of Brookings itself. It was not my cup of tea but it is a perfect place to have a family. The compensation is much less than industry average which is a trade-off you must accept in order to work in such a place as Brookings, SD

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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