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Interviews at DraftKings

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  1.  

    Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    I applied for the job and promptly received a request for an in-person interview. There I met with 4 different team members (one at a time). Everyone was super nice and explained clearly what the job entailed.

    Interview Questions

    DraftKings Response

    Sep. 11, 2020 – Senior Recruitment Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for interviewing with DraftKings. We wish you the best in your future endeavors.

    Jason


  2.  

    ESports Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    It was easy and fun even in the crazy time that we are living in with Covid. A great company top to bottom.
    Everybody should try to work here it is exactly how business should be ran.

    Interview Questions

    DraftKings Response

    Sep. 17, 2020 – Senior Recruitment Marketing Specialist

    Welcome to DraftKings! Let us know if you need anything to improve your employee experience.

    Jason

  3.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Phone/In person interviews that included case study analysis and general behavioral analysis. It seemed competitive, but it was overall a positive experience. It was definitely designed to see how you though in real world and free form examples.

    Interview Questions

    DraftKings Response

    Sep. 4, 2020 – Senior Recruitment Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for interviewing with DraftKings. We wish you the best in your future endeavors.

    Jason


  4.  

    Operations Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    First a normal phone call screen, then more interviews to follow. Pretty standard process with nothing out of the ordinary. Because of the pandemic there were no in person interviews.

    Interview Questions

    DraftKings Response

    Aug. 20, 2020 – Senior Recruitment Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for your quick thoughts on your interview process. We wish you the best in your future endeavors.

    Jason


  5.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Phone screening with a small case question. On-site interview with 3 separate interviews, including lunch. On-site interviews included a case interview with whiteboard work with interviewer and a behavioral interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the most exciting project you worked on in the past?   Answer Question

    DraftKings Response

    Aug. 19, 2020 – Senior Recruitment Marketing Specialist

    Welcome to DraftKings! Thanks for leaving your thoughts on your interview process. Let us know if you need anything to improve your employee experience.

    Jason


  6.  

    Operations Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hoboken, NJ (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at DraftKings (Hoboken, NJ (US)) in July 2020.

    Interview

    One of the more engaging interviews I’ve ever had. The first round was a phone screen with a member of HR mainly talking about my experiences and DK as a company. Then had a 1 on 1 Interview with a director followed by a final round interview with 6 different employees. These interviews were more focused on the essential duties of the operations team.

    Everyone I met with was very friendly and seemed to genuinely care about my career and if I could be a fit at DK. They did a great job preparing for virtual interviews during the pandemic and made me feel comfortable at all times.

    The only negative part of the experience was that I was told after the final round I would receive a call with feedback (positive or negative) but that never came, but I assume that’s down for legal reasons.

    I would definitely recommend applying to DK as the interview process will show you how much everyone you talk to enjoys their jobs and are passionate about what they do.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your experiences with the sports betting industry and do you use our Sportsbook?   Answer Question

    DraftKings Response

    Sep. 4, 2020 – Senior Recruitment Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for interviewing with DraftKings. We appreciate you sharing your positive interview experience, but apologize for not relaying any feedback. We shared your Glassdoor review with the recruiter for your role.

    Best wishes,

    Jason


  7.  

    Senior Paid Search Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at DraftKings (Boston, MA (US)) in July 2020.

    Interview

    Applied for role, spoke with HR contact regarding opportunity.
    10 days later spoke with Hiring Manager, who immediately wanted a follow-up interview with the rest of the team.
    10 days late Monday all morning meeting with team along with an Excel Assessment

    3 days later notified that morning they wanted to connect next morning only to tell me over the phone I was being passed on.

    Passed due to missing skillsets they knew I didn't have. Skills I stated I was lacking but stressed could attain based off my past background of being in similar circumstances and overcoming them.

    They also altered the job description after I had applied. Pretty much set me up for failure from the start. What was "a plus" became "required".

    Thought it was a case of the "Mondays", but majority of those I spoke with did not seem interested in speaking to me. Made things tougher considering the time spent in the past month preparing for this on little to no sleep.

    Very disappointing process for what I thought would be a great company to work for.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you took initiative to institute a change and the rewards it reaped.   Answer Question

    DraftKings Response

    Jul. 29, 2020 – Senior Recruitment Marketing Specialist

    Thanks for devoting the time to interview with us. We strive to provide all candidates with a world-class interview experience. While you demonstrated potential strong analytical skillsets, the interview team identified other candidates who more closely aligned with their qualifications. DraftKings is experiencing rapid growth, and we welcome you to revisit us if you find a role that interests you. If you have further questions or concerns regarding your candidacy, please reach out directly to us.

    Thank you,

    Jason

  8.  

    Business Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at DraftKings.

    Interview

    Applied Online, heard back within a few months. Had a basic phone call, then two more, then I, unfortunately, was not chosen to continue and come into the office but overall great experience. Very nice people and very straightforward interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • The odds of rolling a dice question and the question about when people are born that are also on here.   Answer Question

    DraftKings Response

    Jun. 15, 2020 – Senior Recruitment Marketing Specialist

    Hi! We apologize for the delay in responding to your application but thank you for leaving your thoughts on your interview experience. We wish you the best in your search.

    Jason


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    Senior Software Engineer - Remote Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at DraftKings in June 2020.

    Interview

    First I want to say how professional the recruiter, Maria Ferrini, was with my initial phone call. She deserves credit for that.

    After the phone call I was given a code test on HackerRant. I believe the test was fair but at the same time it truly does not allow enough time show your skills for coding, design, etc..

    They take your test results and eliminate you without ever reviewing your resume and qualifications. In my opinion this eliminates many valuable prospects. I have 18 years experience with the last 9 years working solely as a remote employee making me an excellent fit for the remote position I applied for. The fact that my resume, experience, etc... was not even considered and I was eliminated based solely on a HackerRant test seemed unfair. All aspects of the test were completed and time ran out as I was doing some final debugging and running the test cases.

    With all that said, the point of this review is to let future applicants know that you must pass the HackerRant test so write fast and dirty to ensure there is enough time left to get all the test cases to pass. That is all that matters.

    Finally, in case anyone reading this is wondering, this review is the truth and is not the result of frustration that can arise from long periods of unemployment and job hunting. I am gainfully employed and one of the most highly respected engineers at my current company that I have been at for 9 years. I came across this job by chance and it peaked my interest. I researched DraftKings and it truly excited me so I took the leap and applied. I have seen every outcome possible from a job interview but never expected that an applicant of my experience would be discarded without ever talking with someone in engineering. If it’s not the right fit after you talk with people in the department you would be working for then so be it, everyone can understand that.

    My experience here was so surprising that I actually wrote a review, which is something I very rarely do.

    Happy job hunting!

    Interview Questions

    • Initial screening was for general background information. Nothing technical.   1 Answer

    DraftKings Response

    Jun. 26, 2020 – Senior Recruitment Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your thoughts on your interview experience. Your thoughtful feedback has prompted our Engineering and Talent Acquisition teams to review our HackerRank strategy. We wish you the best!

    Jason


  10.  

    Site Reliability Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at DraftKings (Boston, MA (US)) in June 2020.

    Interview

    I interviewed for DraftKings in June 2020. The interview went on for 2 weeks. The first round was an online HackerRank coding test. Upon finishing that i was invited for a Virtual onsite. I took a weeks time to prepare for the virtual onsite. The overall interview experience was good i have no complaints there. But after the interview i had to follow up quite a few times in the coming weeks to get to know my result.

    Interview Questions

    • Since i interviewed for an Entry Level SRE role. The questions were of medium difficulty. They focused more on System Design , Networking Concepts, Packet Level debugging in Linux and Infrastructure as code tools like Terraform and Packer.   Answer Question

    DraftKings Response

    Aug. 16, 2020 – Senior Recruitment Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for interviewing with DraftKings. We apologize you had to follow up with us a few times to obtain interview feedback, but we wish you the best.

    Jason


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