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Updated Apr 8, 2018

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DraftKings CEO Jason Robins
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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Fast-Paced and Fun"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
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    Positive Outlook
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    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
  2. Helpful (5)

    "High octane, high reward, fun place to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Constantly striving to improve processes and self, which usually leads to iterationally better products, better process, better infrastructure. Current and always evolving technology stack including almost all areas of work (cloud, DB, mobile, web, High expectations for developers to deliver, test, and deploy high quality code. Industry competitive pay Great growth opportunities. Employees really treated like they...

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    Cons

    Things move too fast, and often result in unclear objectives. Often, the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing i.e. different teams work on similar pieces and lead to issues.

    Advice to Management

    Some teams do not deliver the same quality as other teams and do not plan as detailedly - getting this up to snuff would help overall productivity and would make those who do deliver better quality and plan more in detail. Get 401K match in place. Enforce a minimum amount of vacation time taken maybe? Too easy to take too little vacation time, due to pace and pressures.

    DraftKings2016-03-25
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to learn and grow"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast pace environment with a lot of new initiatives that makes it fun to learn and grow with everyone else. Lots of energy in the office and great opportunities to stretch yourself outside of a normal development role.

    Cons

    There are a lot of ups and downs to moving too fast and can get stressful at times. Also some growing pains in regards to leadership and team management, but you can see the effort to improve upon it constantly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the open communication to employees (as you have been)! There are definitely huge benefits to keeping everyone in the loop constantly.

    DraftKings2015-12-16
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