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DraftKings Reviews

Updated September 24, 2018
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  • "There is absolutely no work-life balance" (in 4 reviews)

  • "No cons, it’s an awesome place to work" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Fast-Paced and Fun"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DraftKings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Constant new development and innovation, starting early on you will be expected to design, build, and test your own systems.
    - Ownership means learning all about the deployment, maintenance, and testing side of the process as well as coding.
    - Surrounded by excellent engineers.
    - Fun office perks and culture. Snacks, beer/wine, extra curricular events help build more personal relationships with coworkers
    - Flexible schedule and vacation time/work from home policy.

    Cons

    - Incredibly fast paced, and a "bias for action" means projects are often started before they are fully thought out. You will probably build at least one thing that doesn't get shipped or used in production. It can sometimes feel like the team is scrambling without a clear goal.
    - The engineering org structure is constantly changing, and career paths are not as clearly defined as they should be.

    Advice to Management

    Try to fight for clearer specs before beginning projects. Realize that a poorly built project delivered sooner might hurt the company in the long term vs a well built project delivered later.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting time to be at DK"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DraftKings full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture, lots of young people looking to make a difference within the industry, team oriented environment - employees are encouraged to do great work to support your team and projects, growing company with lots of opportunities for upward mobility, hiring like crazy

    perks: mani-pedis, massages, game tickets, free food & snacks,

    Cons

    People assume you need to love sports to work here - you don't, currently on a bunch of different floors so it feels like we are all very split up but we are moving to an awesome new space (biggest one floor office in Boston) so hopefully that will get better, over 80 percent men but I haven't noticed any real negatives around it...the company is starting a diversity initiative to improve these numbers

    Advice to Management

    Keep making positive change and being transparent with your employees

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Rising Company with Enjoyable Work Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DraftKings full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Felt strong connect with management, enjoyed co-workers.

    Cons

    Capped growth potential within company as an engineer.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DraftKings full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, I love it here!

    Cons

    No cons, it’s an awesome place to work!


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Needs to be better"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DraftKings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, decent healthcare, good office location, 401k, some decent colleagues.

    Cons

    Sexism; Racism; Rampant nepotism; Favoritism; Incompetent HR; too many employees get away with doing subpar work while others are held to different standards (you will be thrown under the bus).

    Advice to Management

    DK is one HR violation away from becoming an Uber/Nike/employment scandal. Instead of hiring more people to fix your issues, listen to your longtime employees who have been loyal. There is a reason why the seasoned employees are leaving. You should start cleaning house of employees who don’t do anything and get promoted/recognized. It creates hostility and resentment. The “culture” has changed tremendously and not for the better. Fix it before we have more headlines.


  6. "Negative Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DraftKings full-time

    Pros

    remote work, flexibility in work hour

    Cons

    Rake percentages high, formatting for gpp's is top heavy


  7. "Ok company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is above average around Boston.

    Cons

    Culture us not very good.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technologist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Technologist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DraftKings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Very strong technical talent
    - Interesting work, with real scale
    - Excellent workplace perks (Haircuts/Nails/Massages/Food on Friday)
    - Access to fun events; the box at Gillette stadium is great
    - Growing rapidly
    - Strong team vibe

    Cons

    - Our technical documentation needs some work


  9. "Really great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DraftKings part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    DraftKings is a group of very smart people who are great to work with. The company handles any of its business challenges with a lot of consideration as to how employees will be affected. They are a family friendly organization that is a fun place to work.

    Cons

    Due to company growth, office space is a bit tight.


  10. "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DraftKings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunities to work with smart people and make meaningful contributions. Cool perks like massages, haircuts, snacks, beer, etc. Company is growing rapidly and I'm excited to be a part of it!

    Cons

    Requires some mental fortitude to deal with negative external allegations, legal challenges, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing for growth and stick to well-thought-out plans


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