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DraftKings Reviews

Updated January 10, 2018
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Pros
  • The people are great to work with (in 8 reviews)

  • Work environment is well-balanced (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • There is absolutely no work-life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • There's nothing that comes to mind (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Review for DK"

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

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

    Pros

    Work environment, Experienced team, Always trying to do something new, Technology oriented. They have great culture at Draftkings.

    Cons

    Sometime I feel like some of the people at DK have bossy behaviors and I feel bad about that,


  2. "Solid overall experience, cool people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    cool people and a cool environment

    Cons

    not much room to increase role

  3. "Wait & See"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perks are awesome. Snacks, coffee/nitro, beer, catered food on fridays, haircuts, massages, manicures, the list goes on. Most of the people are great. Compensation is on par or above places.

    Cons

    Org and process is pretty bad. Things don't seem to be thought through before decisions are made. A few people that have been here a long time are very stuck in their ways and not open to much change. Work on a lot of things that never get built or get pushed back.


  4. "Senior Marketing Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Everyone is passionate about the company and dedicated to its success

    Cons

    Communication from the top down is always a work in progress


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Annonymous"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • 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

    Pros

    I love working for DraftKings. Everyone is extremely smart and passionate. The perks are great- manicure, baber, massage- free snacks, you name it, we have it. Good work/life balance too.

    Cons

    Still operating as a startup so something are not stream lined the way they might be in a large organization. Just small growing pains.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, awesome work environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DraftKings full-time

    Pros

    The office is great, and they care a lot about the employees. They are always looking for ways to make the office space better. Flexible about vacation time, working from home, and hours in the office (alot of people come in around 10-11 instead of the traditional 9-5). Despite the relaxed office environment, everyone works hard and gets stuff done.

    Cons

    None I can think of


  7. Helpful (2)

    "NA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DraftKings full-time

    Pros

    A fun environment to be in, a lot of free food and alcohol, a lot of great talent and people you actually want to hang out with

    Cons

    the structure of the organization is garbage. there is no growth trajectory on any team, and a lot of people in management positions that should no longer be working there. I enjoyed my time, but also happy to be done with that place. i would not suggest working there to anyone.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Great beer, No follow-through"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DraftKings full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Unlimited beer, snacks, and haircuts
    - Smart and fun software engineers and peers

    Cons

    - Listen to employees, hire a real HR department, start to deal with harassment and habitual non-performers.
    - Top-heavy management lacks ability to make decisions and plan
    - Lack of strategy or roadmap turns everyday into a fire-fight

    Advice to Management

    - Hire experienced senior leadership
    - Streamline middle management

    DraftKings Response

    Nov 2, 2017 – Sr Manager, HR Business Partner

    Thank you for sharing your experience. We value and consider all feedback as it helps us understand where we might still have yet to improve, but I want to address your specific concerns here... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A company w/ a heart learning how to share it's greatness in more meaningful ways"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Incredible level of engagement. The people who work here want DK to succeed because they truly love it here.
    -Everyone will take the time to help you succeed, even if you have no clout yet, i.e. new hires, interns, etc.
    -Wonderfully diametrically opposed to what you'd expect with sports tech: Thoughtful vs. gut reactions, caring vs. "bulldoze everyone to get what you need," etc.
    -A very unique perks culture, i.e. people trading onsite barber slots for a the fully-paid massage slot on Slack is very commonplace.

    Cons

    -Growing so quickly that there we have to play 'musical conference rooms.' That being said, employees are very respectful of each other vs. typical 'stare downs' and glares from the other side of the glass.

    Advice to Management

    Yes, there is a LOT of work to do, but people simply love working here. Just imagine how the enhancements & tweaks will make DK an unstoppable force in tech (beyond just being known for a cool product/service)! Looking forward to our future.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "ZERO Work-Life Balance"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DraftKings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great snack, beer, and coffee selections (for free)
    - Free yoga classes, manicures, and barber.
    - Cool product that customers are genuinely excited about.

    Cons

    - There is absolutely no work-life balance
    - Bonuses are dependent on goals, and goals are always set to be out of reach (admitted by higher ups as a way for us to "stretch")
    - No clear career trajectory if you are below a certain level
    - Unlimited time off is a sham and you are expected to be available and be working to some extent even when you are on vacation.
    - Complaints made to HR are ignored.
    - Some managers are rude to cross-functional teams (creative, brand, analytics etc.) making it difficult for their directs to maintain a good working relationship with these essential teams.

    Advice to Management

    - Your employees give everything they have to the company. Show them you appreciate them, and everything they do for the company.


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