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DraftKings Reviews

Updated Jun 12, 2019

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

    "Exciting time to be at DK"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. Helpful (1)

    "High growth, Poor Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DraftKings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunities to work on challenging projects and learn a lot

    Cons

    * Micro-management by execs and Middle managers that stifles creativity and drive, leading employees to leave * Lack of employee recognition and empowerment * No long term vision and strategy

    Advice to Management

    Get employees' feedback on their managers, and adjust accordingly. Good employees leave because of bad managers.

    DraftKings2019-06-13

    DraftKings Response

    June 14, 2019Recruitment Marketing Specialist

    Thanks for leaving your feedback. We're happy you are exposed to challenging projects and learning a lot from them. We are making a concerted effort to train our people managers as they are the lifeblood of our organization. We would love to learn your thoughts for improving our ...

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  3. "Software Engineering Manager"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DraftKings full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, nice perks, catered food, amazing office in Boston

    Cons

    Ok Benefits like insurance and 401k, I am pretty sure we can do much better, change to 1 dollar for dollar match, improve insurance plans, maternity and paternity days can be increased.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to ideas from your people and value them!

    DraftKings2019-04-27

    DraftKings Response

    April 29, 2019Recruitment Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for your hard work and devotion to DraftKings. We agree that our people, perks and new HQ office space make working at DraftKings a lot of fun. There is room for improvement regarding our current Total Rewards offerings. As we continue to grow and mature, our Total Rewards ...

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at DraftKings full-time

      Pros

      A lot of fun. I recommend

      Cons

      none that i can think of

      DraftKings2019-04-03

      DraftKings Response

      April 5, 2019Recruitment Marketing Specialist

      Thank you for your review. Best wishes in your future endeavors. Jason

    • "Great growing company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at DraftKings

      Pros

      Great work culture, smart people and employees are well taken care of.

      Cons

      Company cuture is changing with fast growth

      DraftKings2019-03-18

      DraftKings Response

      March 19, 2019Recruitment Marketing Specialist

      Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your dedication and commitment to making DraftKings a great place to work. There is a natural evolution of company culture as we grow, but you are in a great spot where you can have an impact on how you want to see the change made. If you ...

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    • "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

    • Helpful (3)

      "It’s fine, no major complaints"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at DraftKings full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Generally the perks are good, the salary is competitive, and the people are intelligent. It’s also nice to have a stable core product and new ones that seem very promising.

      Cons

      Much of the workforce is young and relatively inexperienced - lots of recent college grads. That can lead to newbie mistakes across the board. Jason is a fine CEO when addressing the details of running the business, but he has a tough time inspiring the workers. The company does reorgs relatively frequently, which don’t involve layoffs but do involve headaches and unknowns that impede effort. And it also isn’t sure what...

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      Advice to Management

      You guys need to lead more from the front. Step into view more often by trusting and then praising good work - especially when grassroots ideas take hold. Stop with all the secrecy around org charts and reshuffles - it makes it harder to do our job. And hire some more seasoned talent across the company, not just at the top but in senior and lead positions, so their experience and context can help season our younger employees.

      DraftKings2019-02-07

      DraftKings Response

      February 18, 2019VP, People

      Thanks for leaving your candid feedback. We are appreciative of your commitment to DraftKings and our success. It's great to read that you are enjoying DraftKings' perks, Total Rewards, colleagues, and our product offerings. We know we're not perfect, but we've been working hard at ...

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    • Helpful (4)

      "Unsure. Good perks, lacking quality work."

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

      I have been working at DraftKings full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Perks are top notch. Can’t beat them.

      Cons

      Too many politics & hoops to jump through to get any real work done. Gotten too big for our own good. No structure, toxic environment for designers & creatives. We’re all on the same team but it feels like everyone is competing to get whatever is on their agenda done, nothing else matters besides that.

      Advice to Management

      Care for your direct reports. Put the leadership in place needed for your teams.

      DraftKings2019-01-28

      DraftKings Response

      January 29, 2019Recruitment Marketing Specialist

      Thank you for your contributions to DraftKings success. The company is going through much change. We doubled in size last year which will cause some friction in work processes. Your manager and HR Business Partner are great resources to field your feedback. DraftKings is a special ...

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    • Helpful (2)

      "Administration"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at DraftKings full-time

      Pros

      Great employee perks, work/ life balance, new products, exciting industry

      Cons

      Promotions not based on performance, lack of diversity, communication issues across the organization

      DraftKings2019-01-05

      DraftKings Response

      January 7, 2019Recruitment Marketing Specialist

      Thank you for your review and your contributions to DraftKings' success. We are happy that you enjoy the perks, our products, and the exciting future ahead of us. We doubled the company in 2018 and are working to improve all aspects of DraftKings to support our existing employees ...

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

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      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      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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