Daktronics

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Daktronics Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014

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3.3 70 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

Daktronics President, CEO, and Director Jim Morgan

Jim Morgan

(47 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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

  • Good people on the floor, great product, exciting to see all the applications(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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    Great learning experience for college students!

    Student Writer (Former Employee) Brookings, SD

    ProsDaktronics provides local college students a chance to develop real-world experience while still in school. The people you get to work with are wonderful, friendly, helpful and smart!

    ConsThe offices are generally cold, and sometimes communication leaves something to be desired. The communication problems almost always lie with certain people though, not necessarily a company problem.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good starter jobs

    Buyer/Planner Student (Current Employee) Brookings, SD

    ProsDaktronics provides a good place for students to gain experience while going to school, it is also a good resume builder.

    Consthe training for new jobs is pretty bad, the pay is terrible compared to other companies, and the entire company is overstaffed.

    Advice to Senior Managementsome advice i would give is to decrease the amount of staff to increase the pay, and implement a standard training program.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great job for any student to jumpstar his or her career and a great resume builder.

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Brookings, SD

    ProsStudents have an incentive to work 20 hours to earn an extra $1 an hour, and get raises twice a year, and get a $.20 raise for every class you have passed with an A or B that is on the company class list.

    ConsPlace a lot of responsibility in their students, can be good at times and can be bad at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave a better hiring process, took 2 months from application to get an interview, and another 2 weeks to hear about being accepted as a new employee. I know they lose a lot of good students because they don't have the time to wait on Personell.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    steer clear of here

    Manufacturing (Current Employee) Brookings, SD

    Pros+nice community
    +friendly labor force
    +clean,well maintained facility
    +convenient location on interstate
    +exciting,interesting product
    +well known in its industry

    Cons-lacking in ethics and morals
    -labor force treated extremely poorly
    -wage not even close to local cost of living
    -HR dept disorganized,and inefficient-too many personal agendas
    -middle and upper mgmt could care less about the labor force
    -no advancement opportunities for labor force
    -way too many people sitting in offices with no apparent function
    -no longer the area's top employer for labor due to the poor treatment of the workforce
    -if you dont have a college degree or are not enrolled in the local college,you're expendable
    -no family involvement allowed-no company gatherings for families at all
    -very low,if any,raises or incentives
    -corporate greed is management's only driving force
    -labor force is required to do the engineering function,so the engineering staff can claim the reward
    -the least qualified people are put in charge of production functions,at a company loss
    -first line supervision is very ineffective,and overstaffed
    -management at all levels is very arrogant,and detattched from the workforce
    -most administrative errors are taken out on the labor force
    -no managerial accountability at all-the labor force is always guilty
    -the most experienced laborers are dismissed to make room so interning students can have a desk
    -original core values have been totally abandoned

    Advice to Senior Managementthere used to be a waiting list of people trying to get into daktronics,not so long ago.but now they are just a building full of laborers waiting for thier next job to call them with an offer.this is sad,because there is so much potential there that management refuses to agknowledge.I know that the founders did not intend this to be the case.your company has failed its community,and has become the laughing stock of the workforce.workers around your area are talking to each other about it .with the upcoming industrial growth in the area happening,do you really think you'll be able to stay? no matter how much money you throw at this upcoming dilema,you will soon find out that you cant buy loyalty.maybe you should give in to a hostile takeover so your entire management can be replaced with a competent one

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company, employees, experience, and products.

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Brookings, SD

    ProsFlexible schedules, management cares about employees. Process is very lean and understandable throughout company.

    ConsPay is lower on some levels of job roles.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very professional atmosphere and great place to work

    Manufacturing Engineering Intern - Live Events (Former Employee) Brookings, SD

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementOverall 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Mechanical Design Student (Current Employee) Brookings, SD

    ProsReal 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.

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Sales

    Sales (Former Employee) Brookings, SD

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Brookings, SD

    ProsGood people on the floor, great product, exciting to see all the applications

    ConsToo many people have grown up only knowing the Datronics way, some of the middle and upper managment have a chip on their shoulder, pay rate is one of the worse around

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to those workers in the trenches a little more than the "managers" that you surround yourself with.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Positive experience-satisfied with the work environment and opportunity for growth

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Brookings, SD

    ProsFlexibility and opportunity for growth

    ConsPay and compensation could be better.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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