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Daktronics Overview

Brookings, SD
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (DAKT)
Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Working at Daktronics

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.

Daktronics – Why Work For 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.

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Daktronics CEO Reece A. Kurtenbach
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    I have been working at Daktronics full-time (More than 5 years)


    Flexibility, the people, and stability of the company. The people at Daktronics display our core values - honest, humble and helpful. Thus, the work environment is positive on a daily basis. Plus, the product Daktronics manufactures is cool and exciting!


    Pay of course but the stability of Daktronics, positive work environment and flexibility are priceless.

    Advice to Management

    Continue seeking input from the employees through various surveys.

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Daktronics Photos

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Daktronics Interviews



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Getting an Interview





    Commercial Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Brookings, SD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Daktronics (Brookings, SD) in April 2010.


    Took a long time to get initial response. Phone interview, then corporate day long interviews. Took a long time to get the offer callas well.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked many questions about approach to selling, none too difficult.   Answer Question


    No negotiation was offered to me. This is not the case today though. With experience you may be able to lobby for more pay and/or more time off.

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Daktronics Awards & Accolades

  • America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2008

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Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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