Daktronics Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. Electrical Design

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    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.

  2. I was an intern at Daktronics.

    • Senior Management
    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."

  3. Working at Daktronics was a great experience!

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    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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  5. Project Coordinator Student

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    Former Employee - Student Project Coordinator in Brookings, SD
    Former Employee - Student Project Coordinator in Brookings, SD

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

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

    Pros

    Great way to get a background on how things operate in the background when a project comes down the pipeline.

    Cons

    Can be hard to really get into the job, work can be tedious data entry.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate those who have invested significant quantities of their time and career towards the company better. Most people appreciate the work environment, however good talent is lost to those who can reward their employees better.

  6. 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

    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

    Great benefits, healthy work environment.

    Cons

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

  7. Great work/life balance

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    Current Employee - Sales in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Sales in Brookings, SD

    I have been working at Daktronics full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for college grads. Internship is gateway to full time offer. Diverse experience. Young workers given advanced experience and responsibilities.

    Cons

    Benefits are good for young, healthy workers. A lot of out-of-pocket if you are sick or have a family. Too much focus on process, not enough on being the industry leader.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget what put us on top in the first place. Lead the industry and don't let internal bloat bog us down.

  8. Student position was favorite job I have had so far.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Student in Brookings, SD
    Former Employee - Human Resources Student in Brookings, SD

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun relaxed atmosphere, daily work and projects were presented clearly, got to work on projects and daily work that I felt really applied to my career goals, pay increases from course increments were great (really offset the low base pay, the increments can really add up for students who work there for multiple years). This experience has helped me get opportunities at a lot of big companies after my graduation.

    Cons

    Base pay was low and also seemed low for FT employees

  9. Excellent student opportunities available

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 a year)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  10. 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

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

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

    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.

  11. Great student employment experience

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    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

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