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Daktronics South Dakota Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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Daktronics CEO Reece A. Kurtenbach
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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)

  • 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. "Overall great company!"

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    • 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    Outdated equipment, and departments dont support one another.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. "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.

  3. "I like it"

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    • 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.


  4. "Depends on Dept"

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    • 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.


  5. "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


  6. "Sales Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "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.).

  8. "Project Coordinator"

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    • 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.


  9. "Sales and Marketing Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Sales and Marketing Intern in Brookings, SD
    Former Intern - Sales and Marketing Intern in Brookings, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun and easy to work with staff.
    Relaxed work atmosphere.
    As a sales and marketing intern you get to travel A LOT!
    Working with the best LED video technology and realizing how it affects everyday life.

    Cons

    You definitely have to be prepared to travel at the last minute.
    This position is not for the weak hearted, they expect you to travel when needed and work in corporate when needed. Must be very flexible.
    Not a lot of "Sales" or "Marketing" experience provided. Most of the time you will be in a truck driving across the country.

    Advice to Management

    Attempt to make the internship more focused on Sales and Marketing experience rather than just driving and setting up products.


  10. "Not great company ,but great town"

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    • 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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