Daktronics Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. Working at Daktronics was a great experience!

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    • 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


  2. One of the worst employment experiences ever!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Assembly in Redwood Falls, MN
    Former Employee - General Assembly in Redwood Falls, MN

    I worked at Daktronics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Startup of the Redwood Falls facility was wonderful.

    Cons

    This all soon changed when micromanagement set in. There was much favoritism and employee abuse going on. This facility has the worst planning and scheduling I have seen in all of my working years. Work hours/days changed several times a day/week and with no notice to the employees who were to follow these schedules. In the few years they have been in Redwood Falls, MN they have made a very bad reputation for themselves. I would not recommend this employer to anyone who enjoys their basic human rights, safety, or wants a position with the potential for advancement. Higher management has no clue how lower management is treating employees and needs to wake up to what is really going on.

    Advice to Management

    Look at how the leads are treating people. They are not nice or even cordial many times. When an employee asks a question it is not okay to scream at them until they leave crying. This happened far too often when I was there. People in management positions (leads) should know how to do the jobs in the area before they tell others the "best" way to preform the job.


  3. Project Coordinator Student

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. Great Opportunity

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

    I worked at Daktronics part-time

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. Helpful (4)

    Terrible work experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Tech in Redwood Falls, MN
    Former Employee - Maintenance Tech in Redwood Falls, MN

    I worked at Daktronics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some benefits are good if you can afford them.

    Cons

    Worked the night shift in Redwood Falls. If there was any job movement people from the previous company before Daktronics acquired them seem to get all the job growth. Your experience is not taken into consideration. They try to keep everyone you work with on a even playing field holding the people with more to offer from gaining any job advancement. Way to many people who are related working there. Micromanaged. Supervisors have no idea what there employees are capable of as far as job skills. If you don't agree with how they are doing things and bring up ideas on how to improve they tell you they have it all figured out and wont listen to you. If you know more then your coworkers they will vindicate you to management so you cant get a head of them in job placement. The work life balance is terrible. The shift that has the worse hours is the one that always has to work extra overtime which means you have no family or personal life. Some shifts never put in more then thirty six hours a week while most others are working fifty plus. Night shift Supervisor comes and goes as she pleases and is gone for hours at a time. I could go on but I am sure you get my point.

    Advice to Management

    Watch what goes on in Redwood Falls more closely. You have big moral problems among the workers because of how they get treated by management. No trust in upper management.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Only for people who don't know any better

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

    I worked at Daktronics full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great product; really cool to see product up and running. If you have never worked anywhere else this company appears to be great

    Cons

    Complete lack of ETHICS! They abuse interns by treating them like delivery people, would be amazed if the interns actually learn anything. Low pay unless you are in with upper management. I brought up a "conflict of interest" and was fired soon afterwards.

    Advice to Management

    Put a CEO in who did not grow up in this broken system!


  9. Helpful (1)

    Worst Manufacturing Company in the Midwest

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are absolutely no pros to this company.

    Cons

    Training is a bare minimum.
    Benefits (health care, time off, etc) are terrible.
    Management does not listen to their employees.
    Pay is the lowest for manufacturing in Brookings, SD.
    Most of the employees are on drugs (no drug testing).
    They don't pay attention to quality.
    HR consistently dismisses all sexual harassment cases.
    Men are treated better than women.
    They consistently place inadequate people in management positions.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people. Stop taking away benefits. Raise pay to something more competitive with the other companies. Drug test.


  10. Great Midwest Vibe

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Easy-going atmosphere, excellent benefits and people.

    Cons

    Tends to be slow-moving. If you want something done you have to figure out how to do it yourself.
    Nice place to start, but they lack the modern atmosphere to keep high performing employees.


  11. Great culture.

    • 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
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits really great. Christmas time off wonderful if you save your PTO to get paid. Very friendly people to work with. Great opportunities for most departments (outside of manufacturing) to work from home. World wide, and recognized as top in their industry.

    Cons

    Life balance can be hard at times. Does not take in consideration overall experience, and focuses mostly on the degree earned.



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