Daktronics

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steer clear of here

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Current Employee - Manufacturing  in  Brookings, SD
Current Employee - Manufacturing in 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 ManagementAdvice

there 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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for Daktronics

  1.  

    Great company, employees, experience, and products.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Brookings, SD
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Brookings, SD

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Pay is lower on some levels of job roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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

    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
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