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DraftKings Overview

Boston, MA
1001 to 5000 employees
2012
Company - Public
Internet
Unknown / Non-Applicable
DraftKings Inc. (Nasdaq: DKNG) is a digital sports entertainment and gaming company created to fuel the competitive spirits of sports fans with products that range across daily fantasy, regulated gaming, and digital media. Headquartered in Boston, and launched in 2012 by Jason ... Read more

Mission: It’s simple, at DraftKings, we believe life’s more alive with skin in the game.


Glassdoor Awards

Top CEOs: 2016 (#14)

Company Updates

  • DraftKings and Twin River Worldwide Holdings announced the opening of their temporary retail sportsbook at the Mardi Gras Casino in Black Hawk, CO. Starting tomorrow, sports fans in Colorado can place bets legally in-person & online.

  • We're thrilled to launch our seventh mobile #Sportsbook in Colorado, providing customers in the Centennial State with the ultimate sports wagering experience this side of the Rockies.

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DraftKings – Why Work With Us?


It’s simple, at DraftKings, we believe life’s more alive with skin in the game.

For that reason, we’re committed to responsibly creating the world’s favorite games and betting experiences.

It's our ultimate vision to build the best, most trusted, and most customer-centric destination for skin-in-the game fans; to develop the most innovative and entertaining real money products and offers; to forever transform the manner in which people experience sports; to be a fully vertically integrated sports betting operator.

Together, let’s talk trash. Compete. Bond. And innovate.

It's our ultimate vision to build the best, most trusted, and most customer-centric destination for skin-in-the game fans; to develop the most innovative and entertaining real money products and offers; to forever transform the manner in which people experience sports; to be a fully vertically integrated sports betting operator. 

Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging

At DraftKings, Inclusion (with a capital “I”) means anyone and everyone can wear the crown.

We are propelled by constant curiosity. Diverse perspectives. Thoughts, beliefs, ideas, and experiences. They’re invaluable assets that continue to help us build toward our vision. We strive to create a place where all feel safe. Empowered. Engaged. Championed. Inspired. And most of all, like winners.

The DraftKings ethos of openness and inclusion will not be satisfied—there will be no trophy raise—until we achieve opportunity parity across our organization. In all we do. From recruiting to career progression to beyond our walls.

Ideate when innovation sparks.

We are a tech-driven organization excited about technology, scalability, and solving problems no one has before. We design software to handle throughput from high-volume traffic in a short period. User traffic increases from real-life sporting events. We're continually solving for when your favorite fantasy players' big game doesn't crash our platform.

We look for Software Engineers who want to take part in discussions around how we solve customer problems and improve our products for better customer experiences. You do not have to be a sports fan to work at DraftKings, but you do have to possess a passion for technology and drive for personal investment in the quality of your work. 

We are looking for Software Engineers to join our team!

We believe helping talented people do what they love makes us a better company and makes us better people. DraftKings is a place where technological innovation drives teamwork and passion. We pride ourselves on being an original, continuous game changer.

Join us and see how we’re having fun and changing our industry while we do it. 

DraftKings Reviews

  • Featured Review

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at DraftKings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I've been at DK for over a year and a half and it has flown by. What drew me originally to the company was how amazing the culture seemed... I wanted to work somewhere that was growing quickly in a new industry, and that is definitely what I got. Even though growth has been rapid, it is evident to employees how hard HR is working to continue to promote the culture that I fell in love with when first interviewing. We have monthly All-Hands meetings so we are kept up to date on everything happening in our industry, Lunch & Learns to deep dive into different departments and how they contribute to success, and daily Internal Comms in our slack channels with news/updates/spotlights featuring employees.

     As a female working in the tech industry people often ask me if I notice the large gender gap here. While it is evident when in a room full of employees that the crowd is spotted with women... it doesn't feel that way on a day to day basis (for me anyway). I notice women stepping into leading roles in all aspects of the business, transforming DK into a more diverse workplace.

    The quick answer - DraftKings is an awesome place to work. The people are by far the best part... being able to say that I have friends in different sectors of the business is huge for a growing company. We have fun workplace events, great perks (mani/pedis, massages, haircuts, blowouts, game nights, yoga, happy hours on Fridays with catered food), and all around the best culture. As a business we are working out some kinks but I can only see us continuing on the upward path we are on.

    Cons

    Honestly, not many cons to note. It is hard to complain when you like coming into work everyday (or at least most days). The only thing I'd say is while we do promote internal mobility - we also need to make sure we are paying employees the right amount for that job that they move into, not just a little bump or a tiny raise... they should be paid as if they were coming in as an external candidate. Staying competitive with internal mobility is super important!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing and stay transparent with the business (like you have been).

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DraftKings Interviews

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  1. Featured Interview

     

    Senior Product Owner Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at DraftKings (Boston, MA) in May 2018.

    Interview

    A recruiter reached out to me on LinkedIn and I had a phone screen with the recruiter. I then had another phone interview with the Director of Delivery Management. Within a week, I was brought in for a onsite interview. I met with a number of people who were friendly, laid back and made me feel comfortable. Everyone I met was helpful and asked me different questions (which I found is not always the case when companies do these types of interviews). Unfortunately, the hiring manager was on vacation that week that I came in so I had to come in the following week to meet with him. However, I had received positive feedback from the recruiter between the initial onsite and the follow up and he phrased it as "we want to make sure that you like who you will be working for and vice versa" which I appreciated. Since this was the beginning of the summer, it took about another 1.5 weeks to get an offer and another few days following to negotiate and get the paperwork signed. Overall, great experience and the interview process was the reason why I accepted the job.

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DraftKings Awards & Accolades

  • 40 Under 40(#8 Jason Robins - CEO), Fortune, 2015
  • Disruptor 50(45), CNBC, 2015
  • Next Unicorn, New England Venture Capital Association, 2015
  • NEVY Awards - Deal of the Year, New England Venture Capital Association, 2014
  • MITX Innovation Awards(Disruptive Genius: Company), Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange, 2015
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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