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19 English questions out of 19

November 5, 2018

What is the retirement plan like at DraftKings?

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 people are happy, motivated and are given the opportunity to work on interesting work. The potential upside here is unparalleled. I have the opportunity to work with smart, friendly people who are driven, passionate about succeeding and who are great to work with. I feel strongly that this is the next big company in Boston and am really excited about working here. Pay and benefits are very good. They also offer 12 weeks maternity leave, tons of free perks (mani/pedi/onsite barber/massages/great food) and have a solid 401k match. I also feel compelled to share that I am not someone who considers watching sports or playing fantasy sports as hobbies. I am also a woman. When I first joined I was a concerned that both of those things might create obstacles to my success here or that I wouldn’t fit in. I’m glad to say that these things are not must haves and that the company is working hard to hire people who bring differences in thought and opinion. I’m so glad that I made the decision to come work for DK.

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 probably not the place for you.

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!

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

November 5, 2018

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November 12, 2019

Does DraftKings offer massages?

Pros

I've been at DK for over a year and a half and it has flown by. What drew me originally to the company was how amazing the culture seemed... I wanted to work somewhere that was growing quickly in a new industry, and that is definitely what I got. Even though growth has been rapid, it is evident to employees how hard HR is working to continue to promote the culture that I fell in love with when first interviewing. We have monthly All-Hands meetings so we are kept up to date on everything happening in our industry, Lunch & Learns to deep dive into different departments and how they contribute to success, and daily Internal Comms in our slack channels with news/updates/spotlights featuring employees. As a female working in the tech industry people often ask me if I notice the large gender gap here. While it is evident when in a room full of employees that the crowd is spotted with women... it doesn't feel that way on a day to day basis (for me anyway). I notice women stepping into leading roles in all aspects of the business, transforming DK into a more diverse workplace. The quick answer - DraftKings is an awesome place to work. The people are by far the best part... being able to say that I have friends in different sectors of the business is huge for a growing company. We have fun workplace events, great perks (mani/pedis, massages, haircuts, blowouts, game nights, yoga, happy hours on Fridays with catered food), and all around the best culture. As a business we are working out some kinks but I can only see us continuing on the upward path we are on.

Cons

Honestly, not many cons to note. It is hard to complain when you like coming into work everyday (or at least most days). The only thing I'd say is while we do promote internal mobility - we also need to make sure we are paying employees the right amount for that job that they move into, not just a little bump or a tiny raise... they should be paid as if they were coming in as an external candidate. Staying competitive with internal mobility is super important!

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you are doing and stay transparent with the business (like you have been).

We have fun workplace events, great perks (mani/pedis, massages, haircuts, blowouts, game nights, yoga, happy hours on Fridays with catered food), and all around the best culture.

November 12, 2019

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January 5, 2019

How are promotions handled at DraftKings?

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

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

January 5, 2019

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May 22, 2019

What is the feeling of job security at DraftKings?

Pros

Free lunch Relaxed Environment Sports Environment Fun Job Learn a lot about Betting Growing Business

Cons

No training No job security Lack of Management Lack of Communication from upper management Tell you in interview it's a M-F (9-5) but once you start you must work every weekend Non-Normal Shifts

Advice to Management

Fun job and will continue to grow with Sportsbook but just let contract workers know in advance of termination instead of saying you want to retain everyone for months and then suddenly let go on spot. Need better communication and honesty from higher ups overall.

No job security

May 22, 2019

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September 9, 2020

How are senior leaders perceived at DraftKings?

Pros

Nice environment and good people

Cons

Some of the management are technical people and this leads to poor leadership

Some of the management are technical people and this leads to poor leadership

September 9, 2020

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