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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. "They are very student-oriented with a willingness to work with their individual schedules"

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

    I worked at Daktronics (More than a year)

    Pros

    ∙ Works around your hectic student schedule
    ∙ Develop and build up useful skills
    ∙ Internships are available available with creative, technical writing and engineering fields
    ∙ Student pay is based off college credits earned
    ∙ If you are a dedicated employee, they will do anything to keep you employed

    Cons

    ∙ Pay is based off only applicable college credits (if you work in Personnel as a graphic designer, graphic design classes would not count towards your base pay only Human resource credits would apply)

    Advice to Management

    Motivate your students to invest into a career with this company and or offer incentives to stay.


  2. "Initial entry"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly supportive work environment with support and encouragement for personal development and education.

    Cons

    None from my point of view


  3. "Great learning experience for college students!"

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

    I worked at Daktronics part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Daktronics provides local college students a chance to develop real-world experience while still in school. The people you get to work with are wonderful, friendly, helpful and smart!

    Cons

    The offices are generally cold, and sometimes communication leaves something to be desired. The communication problems almost always lie with certain people though, not necessarily a company problem.

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. "Good starter jobs"

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

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

    Pros

    Daktronics provides a good place for students to gain experience while going to school, it is also a good resume builder.

    Cons

    the training for new jobs is pretty bad, the pay is terrible compared to other companies, and the entire company is overstaffed.

    Advice to Management

    some advice i would give is to decrease the amount of staff to increase the pay, and implement a standard training program.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "steer clear of here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Brookings, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    +nice community
    +friendly labor force
    +clean,well maintained facility
    +convenient location on interstate
    +exciting,interesting product
    +well known in its industry

    Cons

    -lacking in ethics and morals
    -labor force treated extremely poorly
    -wage not even close to local cost of living
    -HR dept disorganized,and inefficient-too many personal agendas
    -middle and upper mgmt could care less about the labor force
    -no advancement opportunities for labor force
    -way too many people sitting in offices with no apparent function
    -no longer the area's top employer for labor due to the poor treatment of the workforce
    -if you dont have a college degree or are not enrolled in the local college,you're expendable
    -no family involvement allowed-no company gatherings for families at all
    -very low,if any,raises or incentives
    -corporate greed is management's only driving force
    -labor force is required to do the engineering function,so the engineering staff can claim the reward
    -the least qualified people are put in charge of production functions,at a company loss
    -first line supervision is very ineffective,and overstaffed
    -management at all levels is very arrogant,and detattched from the workforce
    -most administrative errors are taken out on the labor force
    -no managerial accountability at all-the labor force is always guilty
    -the most experienced laborers are dismissed to make room so interning students can have a desk
    -original core values have been totally abandoned

    Advice to Management

    there used to be a waiting list of people trying to get into daktronics,not so long ago.but now they are just a building full of laborers waiting for thier next job to call them with an offer.this is sad,because there is so much potential there that management refuses to agknowledge.I know that the founders did not intend this to be the case.your company has failed its community,and has become the laughing stock of the workforce.workers around your area are talking to each other about it .with the upcoming industrial growth in the area happening,do you really think you'll be able to stay? no matter how much money you throw at this upcoming dilema,you will soon find out that you cant buy loyalty.maybe you should give in to a hostile takeover so your entire management can be replaced with a competent one


  7. "Great company, employees, experience, and products."

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

    I worked at Daktronics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, management cares about employees. Process is very lean and understandable throughout company.

    Cons

    Pay is lower on some levels of job roles.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great learning experience for college students who want a stepping stone to their career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Student in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Student in Brookings, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Daktronics part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Real world experience with opportunities to become a leader as a student for those who make the most of the opportunity. Valuable work experience to begin building your resume off of. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    HR is not helpful, organization is heavily reliant on students.

    Advice to Management

    Map stronger career path for student workers, pay attention to investments you put in students.


  9. "Sales"

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

    I worked at Daktronics part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place for a student to work. Overall enjoyed my time theere.

    Cons

    Reviews are inconsistent. Low-wage (students) are left in positions were they are making important decisions that should be made by mgmt.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "na"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookings, SD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookings, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people on the floor, great product, exciting to see all the applications

    Cons

    Too many people have grown up only knowing the Datronics way, some of the middle and upper managment have a chip on their shoulder, pay rate is one of the worse around

    Advice to Management

    listen to those workers in the trenches a little more than the "managers" that you surround yourself with.


  11. "Positive experience-satisfied with the work environment and opportunity for growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookings, SD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility and opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Pay and compensation could be better.


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