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Great place to work
Metal Fabricator (Former Employee) –  Brookings, SD7 December 2018
Everyone that works there was very involved and very decent to work with. Training was really good and understanding of job complications was also very good.
Pros
Free lunches sometimes
Cons
None
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Well structured work environment
Paint Technician (Former Employee) –  Brookings, SD31 October 2018
There was a strong framework for work flow and many avenues for advancement. Management was engaging and helpful. Training on multiple stations and job roles was encouraged.
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Fun and relaxed work environment.
Crew lead/Chemical Coating (Former Employee) –  Brookings, SD12 October 2018
The work pace was very constant so it was hard to find yourself getting bored. The management and most of the employees were very kind and understanding. Everyday at work was pretty enjoyable for the most part, working and laughing with coworkers while continuing on with production made work seem to flow by.
Pros
Good PTO and nice work environment
Cons
Health care could've been more inclusive
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3.0
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Kind of meh
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Brookings, SD6 September 2018
Worked here while I attended SDSU. I found the company to be behind in terms of technology and innovation. However, it was helpful corporate experience and my schedule was very flexible which was helpful when finals week came up.
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Great Place to Work
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Brookings, SD5 September 2018
This is a great place to work if you want a lot of different opportunities to try different jobs. There seems to be a little bit of discrimination depending on if the supervisor likes you versus if you qualify for the job.
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Live Event nightmare
Sales Support Representative (Former Employee) –  Remote29 August 2018
Something has to be done with the individuals that run their employees ragged. Live event managers are in their own little world and don't hire internally. Nice place to work if you don't like a challenge but you feel dispensable after jumping over hurdles for 5+ years.
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Horrible
Services Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Brookings, SD23 July 2018
Do not accept a position with Daktronics. Very low pay and unorganized management. Spend most of your day fixing issues related to poorly engineered equipment. Not worth it.
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its a laid back place to work everyone really nice
Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Brookings, SD16 July 2018
Its a laid back place to work. Its a fun place to work everyone really nice to work with. All the people that ive come accross have really super its like my second family everyone works well together
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4.0
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Required
Software Quality Assurance Student (Current Employee) –  Brookings, SD8 July 2018
Very good job as a student in Computer Science. Had the abiltiy to gain hands on experience. Had mentorship coming into a position and was always able to access guidance from seniors.
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Close-knit engaging company to work for
Field Service Engr; Technical Svcs Specialist (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MO29 June 2018
Daktronics was an enjoyable company to work for, providing opportunities for advancement, working with high profile customers, leading edge technologies, and a close-knit family feel. Small enough that you felt like you knew everyone from the manufacturing floor to the executive suite including project managers, sales people, customer service, and account managers. Large enough to have a global presence and opportunities for international travel if desired.
Pros
Exciting opportunities, High Profile projects
Cons
Wages tended towards the low side of one's earnings potential
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3.0
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A productive work place
Line Assembly (Former Employee) –  Redwood Falls, MN22 June 2018
I worked on the Assembly line
Learned how to run many machines
The managers we always helpful
Factory job
Hardest part is working really fast pace
Pros
Pay
Cons
Short breaks
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3.0
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Ok place
Production/ Final Assembler (Former Employee) –  Sioux Falls, SD12 June 2018
I worked here for 7 years. Was under $12 per hour. No chance to move up unless you have a degree. There is no cost of living increase. Management was micromanaged.
Pros
Good enviroment
Cons
No chance to move up. Pay was not good.
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Toxic environment
Crew leader (Former Employee) –  Brookings, SD9 June 2018
This company has a very toxic work environment where the work culture is extremely stressful and unfriendly. The management shows very little concern about the employees and only shows concern for the bottom line/profit of the company.
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Official response from Daktronics
19 June 2018

It is unfortunate you felt that way, but it is not representative of the company as a whole. People love the people at Daktronics!

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Scheduling was good
Assembler (Former Employee) –  Brookings, SD 5700613 May 2018
Really was not bad work. The schedule was great for me Monday-Friday. You have to be careful cause you are working with tools.Its easy to mess up and get hurt.
Pros
Flexability
Cons
unsafe
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Nicest Boss i've had in my life
Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee) –  Brookings, SD15 April 2018
During the summer months I was pulled into manufacturing which wasn't explained that I would be a part of, but everything else about my job was incredible. The people were my favorite part.
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4.0
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Great coworkers
Software Developer (Current Employee) –  Brookings, SD5 February 2018
The best thing about Daktronics is the coworkers. You will work with great people here. They are willing to help you learn and grow professionally and personally.
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A Unique Position
Gameday Technician (Current Employee) –  Brookings, SD24 October 2017
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.
Pros
If you like sports, it's awesome
Cons
None for me
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3.0
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Nice place to work, but incredibly difficult to advance into sales career
High Complexity Sales Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Brookings, SD25 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.
Pros
Casual atmosphere, working in sports related industry
Cons
Low pay, slow growth structure
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4.0
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Very relaxed
Electrical Design (Current Employee) –  Brookings, SD24 September 2017
This was a very fun job to have while going to school. It was a very relaxed atmosphere with very little stress. I thought it was a good learning experience.
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Daktronics
Software Trainer (Current Employee) –  Brookings, SD18 September 2017
A typical day at work is calls and training. The hardest part is when you are busy and short staffed. I have learned time management to complete everything on time.
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