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Daktronics Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Daktronics generally promotes a collaborative work environment that encourages employees to work together to help our customers (in 15 reviews)

  • Great Work Life Balance and People (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay starting if you do not have many credits (get paid more per credit completed with an A or B (in 10 reviews)

  • Hard to continue to advance within the company due to upper management having a lot of seniority and not retiring any time soon (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Overall great company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Brookings, SD
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Brookings, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Daktronics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The overall corporate environment is very nice and great benefits for employees.

    Cons

    Outdated equipment, and departments dont support one another.


  2. "Field service engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Great Lakes, IL
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Great Lakes, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Daktronics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility and learning experience. Decent pay and benefits. Great job for sports lovers.

    Cons

    Expensive medical insurance benefit. High insurance premium and coverage is limited for the price.

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. "Hardware Design"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer Student in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer Student in Brookings, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Daktronics part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, friendly coworkers, great environment to work.

    Cons

    Some work given to students is trivial.


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  5. "I like it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Representative in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Representative in Brookings, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I think they truly care about their employees. They have flexibility (hours, location), make an excellent product for cool customers (NFL, McDonalds) and there are great coworkers.

    Cons

    Though I feel overall Daktronics is an excellent employer, it's really all about one's supervisor. If you a current employee and you don't like your supervisor, your not going to like Daktronics. Not all supervisors here are great but many are.


  6. "Part Time Designer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookings, SD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookings, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lot of opportunity for multiple discipline experience while being a student

    Cons

    Low pay compared to industry

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing the workforce


  7. "Depends on Dept"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Brookings, SD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Daktronics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is becoming more competitive, decent benefits, great PTO program, schedule flexibility

    Cons

    Politics are terrible, engineers dictate everything, some departments are treated better than others and the pay differences confirms that.


  8. "Student Developers View"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Developer in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Student Developer in Brookings, SD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Daktronics part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great mentors. Nice new equipment and development stations. Variety of software developer positions and languages used giving opportunities to sharpen an array of skills.

    Cons

    Some full time won't give the time of day for students and their work, can be frustrating. Depending on the group you work in, the software and tech you maintain could be very old as a student. Sometimes management seems more worries about pushing software out the door than creating a quality product. Low pay starting if you do not have many credits (get paid more per credit completed with an A or B.).


  9. "Project Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Brookings, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Daktronics (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and clean and comfortable environment to work in. Lots of different opportunities with the ability to move around within the company. Great work/ home balance.

    Cons

    They provide employees with low pay, low raises even after promises of improved pay. The company also has poor health and other benefits for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employees and taking their advice on procedures. Good managers listen and are flexible to employees needs.


  10. "Daktronics"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial Sales Representative/Live Events Help Desk Tech in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Commercial Sales Representative/Live Events Help Desk Tech in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Daktronics (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for and great upper management. I was in a remote sales position covering Ohio and Southern Michigan. For the final 1 1/2 years I switched roles to work out of my home as a Help Desk Tech. One of my favorite things about the company was you really felt like management listened to you and took your thoughts on the business into consideration. Truly nothing bad to say about this company.

    Cons

    Only a couple cons and they aren't really Daktronics specific but more related to the nature of the roles I held. As a salesperson covering Ohio, I did find myself on the road from 50-75% of the time. After a few years it can start to wear on you. On the opposite end of the spectrum, as an in-house help desk tech, I did find myself chained to the desk for long hours and there were many days where you worked well past your shift helping a customer who's call you took right before end-of-shift. Again, not a criticism of Daktronics. Goes with the territory.

    Advice to Management

    None. Very good open-door policy.


  11. "Not great company ,but great town"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookings, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Short commute, Brookings is a great town to live in if you have a family

    Cons

    Pay and benefits. Pay needs to be raised for all salary employees. Benefits should be better for size of company. Bonuses needed for engineers.


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