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DraftKings Reviews

Updated April 8, 2018
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  • 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. Helpful (1)

    "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. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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

  3. "Really great place to work"

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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
    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.


  4. "Great Company"

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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 (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


  5. "It is What it is"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Player Advocate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Player Advocate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at DraftKings part-time

    Pros

    No phone support, good office perks including food and some swag

    Cons

    no benefits, low $, and poor communication from managers, robotic


  6. "Marketing Specialist"

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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

    Pros

    Cool Perks and Fun Events

    Cons

    Lacks leaders and role models


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Wait & See"

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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.

  8. "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


  9. "Review for DK"

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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 (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,


  10. "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


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