Nice place to work, but incredibly difficult to advance into sales career
High Complexity Sales Coordinator (Current Employee) – Brookings, SD – 25 September 2017
At Daktronics you can expect to work the typical 8-5 in a cubical with nice people. It is a demanding environment and you can expect to learn something new every day. Management is helpful with your daily tasks, but does not encourage you to grow personally. The corporate structure is designed to hold you in your current position as long as possible, with a lot of horizontal movement to follow.
Daktronics is a very conservative company that does offer good benefits (other than pay). If you are a conservative person looking for a steady job, comfortable atmoshphere, and are not in a hurry to advance, Daktronics is a solid place to be.
Casual atmosphere, working in sports related industry
Gameday Techs take care of the hardware and software maintenance to run LED boards for stadiums. Dak support is always available. Sometimes challenging technical problems, with a team & knowledge base to back you up.
International Administrative Student (Current Employee) – Brookings, SD – 11 May 2017
Working at Daktronics has been nothing short of a fun and exciting way for me to grow my skills while still pursuing my college degree. They have always been great about making my schedule fit with my classes along with creating a culture that was open and positive. There was never a day in my department where I felt like I wasn't able to express new ideas or give my opinion on something we were working on. Everyone treats each other like equals despite their job titles and I think there is a lot to say about that.
Student friendly, Flexible scheduling, great benefits, and personable staff.
Hard to advance within the company. There isn't a lot of movement within the company.
Grip Production Technician (Current Employee) – Gainesville, FL – 16 March 2017
A typical work was getting to the studio before game time and saying hello to everyone who was working in the control room then grab my field passes and head down to the field with all the equipment.
I learned a lot by always asking questions about every camera weather I was helping with it or just walking by it and just wanted to know how it woks.
The work culture was always fun and it never felt like I was working but it felt like I was doing something that I love to do.
The hardest part of the job was definitely working on the field when the temperature was well over 100 degrees and you had to keep working without taking a break.
The most enjoyable part of the job is when you get to see what you're doing on the big screen and knowing that over 90,000 people are looking at it and cheering as they watch the home team make a big play.
Free lunches, making connections, learning something new every day and covering sports that I love to be apart of
Process Technician (Former Employee) – Sioux Falls, SD – 27 December 2016
A typical day was slow moving with a lot of standing around time. To stay busy you had to go looking for things to do. Management made good decisions but were slow to come up with them. Co-workers are very pleasant to work with.
This is a great job for while you are attending school. They are very flexible on hours and maintain that school comes first. Great to be able to apply skills learned in school to real life scenarios. Also very flexible in moving student employees around to different areas of software development
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Redwood Falls, MN – 9 November 2016
Started the day with a group meeting to inform workers what is in store for the day and get every one motivated. When out on the floor you go to the post your assigned to and check over the your work station for proper tools and a clear space to work in.
do diffrent things not stuck doing the same job all day
Daktronics in Brookings South Dakota is a great place to work because you have a good chance for advancement. The people there are knowledgeable and are willing to help you learn and do your job. The management always provides you with the tools and the knowhow to do your job. The hardest part of the job is working with machines that malfunction. The most enjoyable part is when I help the technicians find defects in the circuit boards that we manufacture. Since I am a technician, but just not a technician at Daktronics I enjoy repairing electronics.
Technical Support Engineer (Former Employee) – Nashville, TN – 17 May 2016
My main job was creating and joining circuit boards for digital boards like scoreboards, video displays & message displays. I had great co-workers and good management, The most enjoable part of the job was getting to travel and the hardest was working inside large digital boards outside in the summer
worked with me being a divorced dad and travelling
Assembler (Former Employee) – Redwood Falls, MN – 20 January 2016
Daktronics was the first company that provided electronic assembly experience for me. I had the opportunity to learn how to build power boxes, building crates, packaging, zip-tieing electrical wires onto scoreboards, laying out labels, maintaining work orders for each board, test and inspected LED lightings as well. I also operated tools that I have not used before in previous jobs.