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Daktronics Reviews

Updated June 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Daktronics generally promotes a collaborative work environment that encourages employees to work together to help our customers (in 16 reviews)

  • Management does a good job letting employees have a good work/life balance (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. Helpful (1)

    "Overall great company!"

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    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    Outdated equipment, and departments dont support one another.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. "Hardware Design"

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    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.

  3. "Part Time Designer"

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    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


  4. "Depends on Dept"

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    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.


  5. "Sales Intern"

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    Former Intern - Sales Intern in Brookings, SD
    Former Intern - Sales Intern in Brookings, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Daktronics as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Travel, Free to make own decisions, Great job experience

    Cons

    Little to no opportunity for advancement


  6. "Student Developers View"

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    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.).


  7. "Project Coordinator"

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    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.

  8. "Machine Technician"

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    Current Employee - Sioux Falls SDMachine Technician in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Sioux Falls SDMachine Technician in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Daktronics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great management. Good pay. Stable company. Good opertunities.

    Cons

    Communication on all levels is a little poor, but getting better.


  9. "Great culture, struggling with execution"

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    Current Employee - Service Department in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Service Department in Brookings, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Daktronics full-time

    Pros

    Respect for co-workers and employees, friendly culture, highly ethical, very well-intentioned

    Cons

    Struggling with product issues and costs, many low performing employees that aren't disciplined, overworked managers and supervisors too busy to see what's happening in their departments

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the number of meetings, send your supervisors back to their departments and have them supervise the teams they are supposed to be leading. Make performance more transparent and don't allow low performers to hide.


  10. "Graphic Designer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Work Life Balance and People. Let people work from home if job in a position where it is manageable

    Cons

    Pay can be low compared to other large corporate companies


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