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DraftKings Reviews

Updated Aug 1, 2019

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3.9
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80%
Recommend to a Friend
96%
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DraftKings CEO Jason Robins
Jason Robins
74 Ratings
Pros
  • "Relaxed but professional work environment(in 12 reviews)

  • "They also offer 12 weeks maternity leave, tons of free perks (mani/pedi/onsite barber/massages/great food) and have a solid 401k match(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "And it also isn’t sure what it will become in the future - is it a sports company(in 7 reviews)

  • "No cons for this company at all(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    People are great, Room for improvements and growing

    Cons

    Benefits can be better in areas of medical and dental coverage, 401k contribution

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, continuous improvement that's what makes us move forward!

    DraftKings2019-08-02

    DraftKings Response

    August 2, 2019Recruitment Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for your review. We are happy that you are enjoying working with your teammates. The benefits of a growing company are room for improvement. We are consistently looking for ways to improve the experience of our employees, and offering competitive benefits is always a goal ...

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  2. "Proud to be at DraftKings"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - DK Perks - Amazing work culture - Wonderful People

    Cons

    - Employee Recognition needs some improvement but I know we are working on it so nothing really.

    Advice to Management

    - Keep up the good work while we are growing. Proud to be at DraftKings

    DraftKings2019-07-04

    DraftKings Response

    July 5, 2019Recruitment Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for your positive review. We are happy to have you at DraftKings and let us know how we can better support your career growth. Jason

  3. Helpful (2)

    "High growth, Poor Management"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  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

  5. "Great growing company"

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    • Senior Management
    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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  6. "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

  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Administration"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    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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  10. "Amazing company with an incredible opportunity in front of us!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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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

    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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