Daktronics Reviews

Updated 2 August, 2015
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Daktronics CEO Reece A. Kurtenbach
Reece A. Kurtenbach
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Pros
  • Great People, healthy work environment, people want to do well, enormous amount of trust (good people do good things) (in 6 reviews)

  • Friendly people and employee friendly management (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, no advancement, and employees are not people they are just a number (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper management needs to appreciate the entry level managers (crew leaders) more and compensate them better (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Ny time at Dak

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people and a many very bright minds work there. Overall positive attitude and someone always willing to help.

    Cons

    Can't think outside the box. Too focused on product and not enough on customers needs. Not surprising competition has been catching up.

    Advice to Management

    Tradition is great but can also hold you back


  2. Quality assurance student

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst/Programmer in Brookings, SD (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst/Programmer in Brookings, SD (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work around class schedules, good with military. Great place to gain experience while attending college at sdsu or over the summers in an internship

    Cons

    Lower pay than some other positions. No chance for overtime for students, no paid time off for students.

    Advice to Management

    Students should be allowed some paid time off, less that full time employees but still deserve to earn some.


  3. Good Company to get experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Daktronics

    Pros

    Good place to gain experience

    Cons

    Pay is on the low side


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  5. Below market, but great experience to be had

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer/Planner in Brookings, SD (US)
    Current Employee - Buyer/Planner in Brookings, SD (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The pros of Daktronics are the overall positive attitude, enjoyable work environment, and the opportunity to move up and gain further experience.

    Cons

    It is known that they pay well below market, which drives out good employees and drives up turnover, which is extremely detrimental to a companies success.

    Advice to Management

    Keep managing the way you are, you are what is keeping Daktronics a place that people can still work, the salary issue is not on you.


  6. Daktronics review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Daktronics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Daktronics generally promotes a collaborative work environment that encourages employees to work together to help our customers. Engineers often get to work on innovative technical solutions and the products that are created impact millions of people every day.

    Cons

    As I suspect is true of most mid to larger companies, there are many good opportunities to pursue. Occasionally, it is not always clearly communicated where which opportunity is most important at specific points in time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to strengthen the things that allow Daktronics to be successful (collaborative work environment, ...) and strive to provide better clarity to front line employees on most important focus areas.


  7. Software Engineer Intern

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Brookings, SD (US)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Brookings, SD (US)

    I have been working at Daktronics

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I was luck enough to get placed onto a team with extremely knowledgeable people. Extremely smart, could tell you just about everything you need to know about C# and have a very good understanding of the projects the team works on. Cubes where you work are large and have plenty of space. For my workstation I got a brand new computer which is worth over $2,500 and can do anything you need, also got brand new dual monitors.

    Cons

    Code base is very large, and takes time to find your way around. Code is not commented at all, and in my opinion the 'var' keyword in C# is used for every single variable they use in their code. Makes it hard to read. Have not done much straight up development, more so bug fixes and small feature additions.


  8. Great for contractors

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Independent Contractor
    Former Employee - Independent Contractor

    I worked at Daktronics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning environment. Worked as a contractor with great teams that left me with valuable experience.

    Cons

    Hours could be rough and were often scheduled by manager in large chunks that would have to be traded. My fault for having a busy schedule while working part time but caused some issues.

    Advice to Management

    Great management, learning program etc. Any team members that couldn't pull their weight were pretty quickly let go by management. Glad to have good managers who could determine who was worth a second chance and who was just bringing the team down.


  9. Sales

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    great employees and work/life balance; great learning experience; work with very tech savvy engineers and techs

    Cons

    not much room for growth in the sales division; lack of upper management direction; upper management only concerned about top sectors where money is driven; not much social interaction with employees as a remote employee

    Advice to Management

    listen more to your lower level sales people as they are the ones driving sales and business


  10. Electrical Design

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Design in Brookings, SD (US)
    Current Employee - Electrical Design in Brookings, SD (US)

    I have been working at Daktronics

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, culture, and values. Exciting seeing product all of the world and on TV that was manufactured in Bookings, SD.

    Cons

    The work can sometimes be very repetitive and the salary could be a bit higher.


  11. Great company to work for. Won't get rich doing so

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Daktronics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with. Fun and exciting product to represent. Very lean company who is always pushing the limits of what can be done with LED displays

    Cons

    Company offers below average pay at best. There tends to be little room for growth. Not always open to new ways of going about daily responsibilities



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