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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
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

  • Check out this new sports broadcast trend!

    Exploring New Opportunities - Digital Press Conference Backdrops

    A growing sports broadcast trend is using LED displays as press conference backdrops instead of static canvas. LED is the preferred option because it looks great in front of TV cameras with superb color, resolution and clarity, and sponsors' content changes seamlessly with the click of a button.

  • Daktronics Employees Give Back

    Helping Kids Sleep in Heavenly Peace

    Daktronics marketing group ensures community kids get a good night's sleep. There are many places across the United States where children do not have access to an adequate place to sleep at night and need a bed to sleep in. A surprising fact is some of those children are in smaller, tight-knit communities, including Brookings, South Dakota.

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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.

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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Daktronics CEO Reece A. Kurtenbach
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    "Great place to work"

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    Great team environment. Strong focus on employee development. Work environment is very flex. Interesting work. Not like other companies. Industry leader with a feel of a small company.


    If you do not believe in making your self better then this is not the place for you! The company truly cares about each employee. If you like "drama" in your work place look somewhere else because Dak does not have it!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the great job you are doing. Cutting edge employee development and product development that is changing and interesting. Your belief in the work force is refreshing.

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Daktronics Photos

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Daktronics photo of: Installation - Mercedes-Benz Stadium
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Daktronics Interviews



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    Hardware/Firmware Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Brookings, SD
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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Daktronics (Brookings, SD) in October 2018.


    Met with recruiter at job fair and applied online. Got back to me a few weeks after the fair and the process started. Took about 2/3 weeks from the first phone call.

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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

Registered Apprenticeships

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

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