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46 English questions out of 46

February 22, 2021

What is paid time off like at DraftKings?

Pros

-DraftKings has decent perks between flexible time off and immediate enrollment in health benefits. -Most people are really excited to be working for DraftKings. If you're a hiring manager, you get to interview and hire enthusiastic people for the most part. -High growth is generally a good thing, although it could also be argued DK is getting bloated and not operating efficiently in many areas.

Cons

-There's no culture of accountability. Employees can go MIA for days without a word or even abandon the job. It'll be up to the manager to track the employee down. Policies in our HR Handbook are not further defined anywhere else and will be treated as unenforceable. This is difficult if you're a manager of any high growth team. -"Diversity and Inclusion" initiatives are just "feel good" and don't have any material impact on day to day. Certain teams that are traditionally female dominated, like Customer Experience, are majority male here and most leadership outside of People Ops is male and white. There are teams I interact with regularly that are very "bro-y" and who are able to use their personal relationships with those higher up in the company to their advantage. -Poor communication across teams in all of DraftKings. Whether it's software engineering teams not consulting other tech teams when designing and implementing features that cross over into the other's domain, lack of documentation and knowledge bases for operations teams, or transparency from those at the executive level, communication here is frustrating and results in wasted time, poor implementations of product "improvements" and more. -Too many people with seniority but no actual skill get promoted to high level positions.

Advice to Management

Kinda doubt there's genuine regard from management when it comes to my advice, but to put it simply, I'd like to see them put their money where their mouth is and invest in the company's infrastructure (whether improving HR, making real effort to dismantle a bro-culture among certain teams, or improving communication and moving us away from tribal knowledge). Without that, existing problems will only get worse as the company focuses its resources on new state launches rather than actual sustainability.

DraftKings has decent perks between flexible time off and immediate enrollment in health benefits.

February 22, 2021

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December 17, 2019

Does DraftKings offer massages?

Pros

- Intelligent, competent, friendly coworkers - Building a new industry - Doing cool things, solving novel problems - Opportunities for growth - Solid compensation - Great perks (mani/pedis, massages, haircuts, blowouts, stocked kitchen, beer fridge, weekly “snack” which is really a meal) - Tuition reimbursement, 401k match, very good insurance, gym discount, etc. - Flexibility with working hours, unlimited vacation

Cons

- Can be very demanding (could be both a pro and a con)

Great perks (mani/pedis, massages, haircuts, blowouts, stocked kitchen, beer fridge, weekly “snack” which is really a meal)

December 17, 2019

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February 25, 2020

Does DraftKings offer dental insurance?

Pros

Great people to work with, Amazing office in Boston, Nice perks, Decent Benefits, Industry Compensation

Cons

Medical and Dental benefits can be improved

Advice to Management

Listen to employees around their product ideas!

Medical and Dental benefits can be improved

February 25, 2020

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January 28, 2021

Does DraftKings offer a wellness program?

Pros

Skillful and ambitious team, lots of opportunities to develop, very nice people, friendly environment, nice and comfortable office. Lots of additional benefits - additional health insurance, food, team building activities, wellness program, massages at the office, discounts, etc.

Cons

Lots of meetings sometimes, sometimes it's hard to focus.

additional health insurance, food, team building activities, wellness program, massages at the office, discounts, etc.

January 28, 2021

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December 17, 2019

Does DraftKings offer malpractice insurance?

Pros

- Intelligent, competent, friendly coworkers - Building a new industry - Doing cool things, solving novel problems - Opportunities for growth - Solid compensation - Great perks (mani/pedis, massages, haircuts, blowouts, stocked kitchen, beer fridge, weekly “snack” which is really a meal) - Tuition reimbursement, 401k match, very good insurance, gym discount, etc. - Flexibility with working hours, unlimited vacation

Cons

- Can be very demanding (could be both a pro and a con)

Tuition reimbursement, 401k match, very good insurance, gym discount, etc.

December 17, 2019

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