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Daktronics Reviews

Updated 2 March, 2015
Updated 2 March, 2015
85 Reviews
3.3
85 Reviews
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Daktronics President, CEO, and Director Jim Morgan
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54 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Friendly supportive work environment with support and encouragement for personal development and education (in 6 reviews)

  • Very friendly people to work with (in 3 reviews)


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

  • Low pay unless you are in with upper management (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Ny time at Dak

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Tradition is great but can also hold you back

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I was an intern at Daktronics.

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Brookings, SD (US)
    Former Intern - Intern in Brookings, SD (US)

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

    Pros

    Outstanding internship program. Very structured, with great people running the program. Also included good access to senior leadership.

    Cons

    Not a bad reflection on the company, but I think you need to have some engineering smarts to thrive there. Engineers rule the culture, and it's difficult to get up to speed if you don't have some base knowledge of engineering -- especially electrical or software.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more emphasis on an intentional culture. I never knew quite "what it meant to be a Daktronics employee."

  3.  

    Strong Company and growing

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

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

    Pros

    People are very great to work with. Very encouraging. Management is open and willing to talk with anyone in the organization. Strong benefits plan.

    Cons

    Base salaries could be ramped up a little faster. There are bonuses given to sales people but not on a specific structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on creating a firm bonus structure for sales and project management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Minimum Pay, Minimum Return

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

    I worked at Daktronics

    Pros

    Good local community supporter, convenient.

    Cons

    Absolutely outrageously low paying. Human Resource department does whatever they want, whenever they want. Very gossipy office culture, numerous adulterous in-office relationships. Low grade benefits package. Definitely a last resort employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rebuild your entire HR and personnel department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A positive company

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

    I worked at Daktronics

    Pros

    A great community
    Flexible hours
    Monetary incentives for students to get good grades
    Up-to-date technology

    Cons

    Cubicle farm, some parts can be quite a maze
    The company blocks sites like Pandora.com. Either listen to terrible radio or buy eight hours worth of music for your ipod.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Working at Daktronics was a great experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Buyer/Planner in Brookings, SD (US)
    Former Employee - Buyer/Planner in Brookings, SD (US)

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

    Pros

    -Fellow employees were helpful and friendly
    -Relevant projects that impacted multiple business units
    -Course increment pay is fantastic

    Cons

    -Work at times can vary due to season

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    One of the worst employment experiences ever!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Assembly in Redwood Falls, MN (US)
    Former Employee - General Assembly in Redwood Falls, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Startup of the Redwood Falls facility was wonderful.

    Cons

    This all soon changed when micromanagement set in. There was much favoritism and employee abuse going on. This facility has the worst planning and scheduling I have seen in all of my working years. Work hours/days changed several times a day/week and with no notice to the employees who were to follow these schedules. In the few years they have been in Redwood Falls, MN they have made a very bad reputation for themselves. I would not recommend this employer to anyone who enjoys their basic human rights, safety, or wants a position with the potential for advancement. Higher management has no clue how lower management is treating employees and needs to wake up to what is really going on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at how the leads are treating people. They are not nice or even cordial many times. When an employee asks a question it is not okay to scream at them until they leave crying. This happened far too often when I was there. People in management positions (leads) should know how to do the jobs in the area before they tell others the "best" way to preform the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Project Coordinator Student

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Project Coordinator in Brookings, SD (US)
    Former Employee - Student Project Coordinator in Brookings, SD (US)

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

    Pros

    Great way to get a background on how things operate in the background when a project comes down the pipeline.

    Cons

    Can be hard to really get into the job, work can be tedious data entry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate those who have invested significant quantities of their time and career towards the company better. Most people appreciate the work environment, however good talent is lost to those who can reward their employees better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Opportunity

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

    I worked at Daktronics part-time

    Pros

    Great exposure, had the opportunity to gain career experience. Very flexible on hours.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great starting career opportunities with many avenues for success.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Great benefits, healthy work environment.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, small-thinkers, do not invest in quality employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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