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Updated Jan 5, 2021

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DraftKings CEO Jason Robins
Jason Robins
174 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fun work environment, (miss seeing the team each day since WFH started)(in 16 reviews)

  • "There are great people to work with in the company(in 12 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "And it also isn’t sure what it will become in the future - is it a sports company(in 8 reviews)

  • "Not much of a work/life balance(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      Great internship experience!

      Jan 5, 2021 - Software Engineer Intern in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work life balance and support system.

      Cons

      None to report - had a great experience!

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      DraftKings Response

      Senior Recruitment Marketing Specialist

      Thank you for your review, and we wish you the best! Jason

    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      High highs, low lows

      Oct 23, 2020 - Manager 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Exciting industry to work in, changes every day and challenges you - Fast paced - Really smart people who are great to work with - Interesting problems to solve - Good growth opportunities - Ability to make an impact - Diversity/Inclusion I rated as a 3 because they have made a lot of effort to improve here. But it hasn't come to fruition yet. Overall a very respectful culture. Not "bro-y" at all as some expect.

      Cons

      - A sometimes toxic work culture - People who exhibit bad behavior but hit business goals are regularly rewarded and negative actions are ignored - Executive team has final say on decisions, regularly ignores teams - Habit of favoring copying competition rather than innovating - Not much of a work/life balance

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      7 people found this review helpful

      DraftKings Response

      Chief People Officer

      Thank you for your candid feedback and the years spent with DraftKings. It’s great to read the aspects of the company you enjoy, and we hope that continues. As Chief People Officer, I’m deeply invested in fostering an inclusive and healthy culture for our employees to do their best work. I invite you to personally reach out to me to work together on addressing your feedback and partnering on potential solutions. Thank you again for sharing your thoughts.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Overall a great company with endless potential

      Jul 18, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      FANTASTIC office culture. Amenities are top notch. Work/Life balance is very well attended (dependent on the person) Base pay is solid. Laid back culture, no babysitting, they treat you like an adult and expect you to do your job as such Managers want to have a good time at work and love to see people succeed

      Cons

      Relatively new territory/market. Need better universal training for present leadership and those who want to become leadership. Seems that the culture is mostly laid back which can have its own set of negative effects if left unacknowledged Not a terribly difficult job but when you are expected to know answers for several different products and you subsequently become an expert, you should be paid a higher wage. Obvious success and growth of the company should yield higher wages for those who have helped that growth (across the company, not just execs)

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      DraftKings Response

      Senior Recruitment Marketing Specialist

      Thanks for your candid thoughts. We enjoy receiving Glassdoor reviews from our teammates. It's nice to read how much you're enjoying your time at DraftKings. We are a culture of continuous improvement, so if you have specific feedback for improving our manager training, the Talent Development team welcomes your thoughts. DraftKings is embarking on an exciting journey, and this presents an opportunity for employees to take on additional responsibilities to grow their skillsets. We welcome your continued feedback and suggestions to aid company growth. Thank you, Jason

    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Eh

      Jan 16, 2020 - Engineer in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good perks instead of money Good work life balance

      Cons

      Way behind on technically. Doing replication from 20 years ago and acting like it's cool. Senior employees managers have been here too long to see how out of touch they are.

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      6 people found this review helpful

      DraftKings Response

      Senior Recruitment Marketing Specialist

      Thank you for taking the time to provide this candid feedback. Growing quickly means that we have to make regular business and technical tradeoffs to enable us to best meet the needs of our customers and employees. As part of our evolution, we are working on continually improving many aspects of our methods and technology - including some of the technical items you referenced. I would be delighted to have an opportunity to speak with you in more detail about your ideas, so please feel free to connect or speak with your manager. Thanks! Brian SVP, Engineering

    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Highly Recommended

      Mar 22, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Best workplace culture and atmosphere I've ever experienced. Opportunity to work with extremely talented, smart, driven and collaborative people. Upper management does a great job of empowering it's employees and showing genuine interest in longer term employee career path. Solid work/life balance (e.g. flex vacation, work form home when necessary) and employee morale has remained positive despite recent legislative hurdles.

      Cons

      Communication and transparency- which I think is a bi-product of the fast moving nature of the organization. With that, it's obvious that leadership sees these two as areas for improvement and steps are being made to improve both in 2016.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Digital Marketing Intern

      Jan 23, 2016 - Digital Marketing Intern in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Friendly, rewarding, and easy-going environment with an awesome cast of characters to come to work with each day. Success is based on how much work you're willing to put in. Management are very helpful and want the employees to feel comfortable and motivated. Great work-life balance.

      Cons

      There are truly not any significant cons I can remember from my three month experience interning at DraftKings. Only possible negative is a little too much goofing around and distractions with TVs on the walls and a ping-pong table in the middle of the office. Not necessarily a negative for some people! But when push comes to shove, people will work hard and produce results.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      ZERO Work-Life Balance

      Sep 28, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great snack, beer, and coffee selections (for free) - Free yoga classes, manicures, and barber. - Cool product that customers are genuinely excited about.

      Cons

      - There is absolutely no work-life balance - Bonuses are dependent on goals, and goals are always set to be out of reach (admitted by higher ups as a way for us to "stretch") - No clear career trajectory if you are below a certain level - Unlimited time off is a sham and you are expected to be available and be working to some extent even when you are on vacation. - Complaints made to HR are ignored. - Some managers are rude to cross-functional teams (creative, brand, analytics etc.) making it difficult for their directs to maintain a good working relationship with these essential teams.

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      11 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Exciting place to work

      Jul 8, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - We are growing extremely fast and are at the forefront of a new industry - The subject matter is interesting (sports!) - The people are great

      Cons

      - Work/life balance can be tough at times

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      4 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Fun but no work/life balance

      Aug 1, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      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.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    11. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Pros

      Lots of very smart and motivated people. Great office, perks, and benefits. CEO is incredibly smart and caring.

      Cons

      Very large scope of responsibility for below average compensation. Company is far too large to continue this practice. Very high expectations that unfortunately are not rewarded when admittedly met or exceeded. Work life balance can be difficult at times. Very little growth opportunity for certain divisions.

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      5 people found this review helpful
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