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DraftKings Reviews

Updated August 1, 2017
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Pros
  • The people are great to work with (in 7 reviews)

  • Gained valuable experience analyzing data in an awesome work environment (in 11 reviews)

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

  • Lots of SUPER passionate people who live and breath fantasy sports so there was very little work/life balance since fantasy sports never really sleeps (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Employer!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I absolutely loved working for the company!

    Cons

    There are no cons. The company is incredible!


  2. "Fun but no work/life balance"

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

    I worked at DraftKings full-time

    Pros

    Unlimited snacks, beer, and coffee (including cold brew!). Free catered snack on Friday afternoons, which was always way more food than people. Lots of SUPER passionate people who live and breath fantasy sports.

    Cons

    Lots of SUPER passionate people who live and breath fantasy sports so there was very little work/life balance since fantasy sports never really sleeps. Expectations were often very unrealistic. At times the culture felt like it was based on one upping others and collaboration was hard to come by.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to set goals that are still a stretch, but a reasonable stretch and not pie in the sky. Teach your employees to respect one another and not belittle those with opinions you don't agree with.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Customer Experience Associate"

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    Former Employee - Customer Experience Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Customer Experience Associate in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Great Environment. Work is not difficult. Although working on Sunday is not ideal, they have RedZone playing.

    Cons

    No room for growth. Hours/days of the week to work are not good. Leadership is not always friendly or willing to help the appropriate way. If you make a small mistake there are some people who will care way more than they should.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to help those in positions below you, even if they are in a contract position. Work as a TEAM.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DraftKings (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Beer Fridays, Encouraged to watch sports, Encouraged to try new things

    Cons

    Cold Weather, Sports, Mac Office, Snow


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Amazing If You Drink The DK Kool-Aid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perks can be pretty cool including tickets to games and chances to meet players from time to time. 95% of the people are amazing, but there are a few individuals who lack scruples and they seem to be the ones making decisions.

    The co-founders are wonderful and their vision is great.

    Cons

    DraftKings is great while you're there and you're drinking the DK Kool-Aid, but the truth is that there is a rampant sexism/harassment problem that is continuously swept under the rug by HR. Promotions are often political and not earned. As far as compensation goes, personally I was paid at just over 50% of my market value and I know I'm far from the only one who was underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Deal with your HR problems, they're out of hand.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fun, Open Working Environment"

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    Former Employee - Customer Support in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Customer Support in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some like to complain about the "Bro" Culture at DraftKings, but I never once saw or experienced that. DK takes care of its employees and is always offering opportunities to grow your career

    Cons

    Some of the upper management employees simply will not accept when they're wrong.


  7. "A+ Work Environment"

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    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

    Very fun culture to be a part of
    Care about employees
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Nothing that comes to mind

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "Fast-paced and fun environment!"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Treats employees very well, fun/ collaborative work environment, lots of perks, a solid place to work. Still has the start up feel, but becoming more developed!

    Cons

    Work/life balance is not great, hours can be strenuous and it is difficult to take time off. Otherwise a great place to be.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent, keep up the great work!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Copywriter"

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    Former Employee - Copywriter in Allston, MA
    Former Employee - Copywriter in Allston, MA

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

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy, creativity, great team and great people. The people who work here are amazing people who buy in to the vision.

    Cons

    The site currently states $76-78K as the compensation at DK for a copywriter, and that is just not true, laughable, in fact. I ultimately had to leave because I couldn't afford to work there anymore. This is a very difficult company for any creative professional looking for fair compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Respect the employees who are running through walls for you, no matter how quiet they may be


  10. "Stimulating work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DraftKings full-time

    Pros

    They give you a lot of autonomy and the work is fun.

    Cons

    Lack of direction from upper management, ups & down of a startup

    Advice to Management

    more communication from executives


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