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DraftKings Reviews

Updated Jun 12, 2019

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DraftKings CEO Jason Robins
Jason Robins
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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (8)

    "Exciting time to be at DK"

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

    I have been working at DraftKings full-time for 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

    DraftKings2018-09-24

    DraftKings Response

    November 19, 2018Recruitment Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for your positive feedback. We are happy to read how much you are enjoying your team, career opportunities, and the office perks. Diversity and Inclusion continue to be a focus for us. We have a long way to go, but we're investing in key initiatives to establish our D&I ...

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  2. "Best Job I've Ever Had"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DraftKings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work environment, benefits, promotional potential, compensation

    Cons

    No cons for this company at all

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing an amazing job

    DraftKings2019-03-15

    DraftKings Response

    March 15, 2019Recruitment Marketing Specialist

    Thanks for leaving your positive review. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your time here at DraftKings. Best wishes in your future endeavors. Jason

  3. "Amazing company with an incredible opportunity in front of us!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DraftKings full-time

    Pros

    Draftkings has surprised me in the best possible ways at every turn since I’ve started here. The culture is fun and people really seem to enjoy spending time with each other. There is a great deal of freedom to socialize and build camaraderie while being balanced with a commitment from everyone to work hard and get things done. The leadership team seems to really care about the people there and wants to ensure that...

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    Cons

    The office space presents challenges for serendipitous interactions with people outside of your department because we are spread out on multiple floors at the moment. That’s changing with our new one floor office that we are moving to early next year. It’s a high growth company so there’s a lot of work to be done. If you’re not ready to roll up your sleeves and make an impact or be held accountable for results it’s...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your people. Don’t lose the great culture you’ve built. Keep focusing on growing the business footprint. The sky’s the limit!

    DraftKings2018-11-05

    DraftKings Response

    November 20, 2018Recruitment Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for your thoughtful review. We're happy that we exceeded your expectations. We have made tremendous strides to maintain and improve upon our culture. We're bringing in the right talent that will set DraftKings up to succeed at our rapid pace of growth. We couldn't agree ...

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Experience"

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    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!

    DraftKings2018-09-12
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Fast-Paced and Fun"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DraftKings full-time for 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...

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    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.

    DraftKings2018-04-08
  6. Helpful (6)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technologist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DraftKings full-time for 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

    DraftKings2018-04-04
  7. "Really great place to work"

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

    I have been working at DraftKings part-time for 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.

    DraftKings2018-03-28
  8. "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at DraftKings full-time for 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

    DraftKings2018-03-23
  9. "Review for DK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DraftKings full-time for 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,

    DraftKings2017-12-17
  10. "Senior Marketing Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    DraftKings2017-12-13
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