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Daktronics Overview

Brookings, SD
1001 to 5000 employees
1968
Company - Public (DAKT)
Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Every day, in nearly 100 countries around the world, millions of people depend on Daktronics scoring and display systems for information and entertainment. Our displays provide vital travel information in airports and train stations, and along highways. They also tell you the ... Read more

Mission: Be the WORLD LEADER at informing and entertaining audiences through dynamic audio and visual communication systems.

Now more than ever, communications technology influences the way we interact, communicate and learn. Some companies design and build products ... Read more

Company Updates

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  • We created and released free content to help our customers leverage their displays for the health & safety of their communities.

    Marketing Goes Above and Beyond With COVID-19 Messaging

    Free COVID-19 messaging available to customers to help them communicate to their communities. Employees at Daktronics are always working hard to provide the best content to our customers, but one group is going above and beyond to keep the public safe during the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Daktronics – Why Work With Us?


Our Vision:

Be the WORLD LEADER at informing and entertaining audiences through dynamic audio and visual communication systems.

Communications technology influences the way we interact, communicate and learn. Some companies design and build products. We develop solutions. We lead the LED video and messaging display industry because we focus on solving our customers’ challenges. With the competition for customers at an all-time high, staying true to our vision is something we strive toward.

Daktronics is the technical and innovation leader in our industry. We recruit smart, hardworking employees to deliver outstanding products and services to our growing markets. Employees from across the company share their thoughts on what makes Daktronics culture unique and why they love their jobs.

Want to learn more about our employment opportunities? Check out our current open positions. We are an equal opportunity employer.

From Humble Beginnings

Daktronics started as a small company operating out of a garage in 1968. 50 years later, we're the world leader in the display industry.
Daktronics was founded in 1968 by Drs. Aelred Kurtenbach and Duane Sander, professors of electrical engineering at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. The company began with the design and manufacture of electronic voting systems for state legislatures.

In 1971, Daktronics developed the patented Matside® wrestling scoreboard, the first product in the company's growing and evolving line.

In 1994, Daktronics, Inc. became a publicly traded company, offering shares under the symbol DAKT on the NASDAQ National Market system.

What is it like to be a Daktronics Intern?

As a Daktronics intern you will get a chance to work closely with national advertisers, agencies, broadcast networks, sports facilities and teams to create dynamic visual displays that will entertain and inform fans.

Daktronics offers in-depth, professional skills-building internships that are designed to help students confidently pursue full-time employment after graduation.

Internships run from JANUARY - AUGUST and from MAY - DECEMBER. 

A Day in the Life of an Intern

Why become a Daktronics Intern?

Become a part of a growing company by participating in an established and exciting internship. Though Daktronics may not be a household name, the company is recognized worldwide in its industry as the leading designer and manufacturer of electronic scoreboards, programmable display systems, and large screen video displays. Every day, in nearly 100 countries around the world, millions of people depend on Daktronics scoring and display systems for information.

Want to learn more? Find out more here!

Some of Our Projects

Take a behind the scenes tour of Mercedes-Benz Stadium's integrated LED system with Daktronics to find out what it took to install the largest video scoreboard in the world.

Madison Square Garden, "The World's Most Famous Arena" and home of the New York Rangers and New York Knicks

Take a virtual tour of the integrated LED system at Little Caesars Arena. This Daktronics system features a total of 48 LED displays around the venue including the world's largest seamless centerhung display.


Daktronics Reviews

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

    Pros

    Teams collaborate and work together to solve problems. Support individuals when needed, but offer enough flexibility to make your own decisions. Focused on developing employees internally.

    Cons

    No glaring weaknesses. Some groups are more advanced with identifying waste and attacking cost than others.

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Daktronics Photos

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Daktronics Interviews

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    There was one phone interview and one onsite interview ( ~ 30-60 minutes ) with the supervisor of the position. Both were easy going and comfortable. While onsite, there was a partial tour of the facility.

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Daktronics Awards & Accolades

  • America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2008
  • Forbes 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America, Forbes, 2017
  • IDEA Allied Member Achievement Award, IDEA, 2019
  • SBJ Best in Sports Technology, Sports Business Daily Journal, 2011
  • America's Best Midsize Employers 2019, Forbes, 2019
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Pledges & Certifications

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Registered Apprenticeships

Offers federal/state recognized on-the-job training program(s)

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