DraftKings Overview

  • www.draftkings.com
  • Boston, MA
  • 1001 to 5000 Employees
  • 2012
  • Company - Public (DKNG)
  • Internet
  • Unknown / Non-Applicable

CompetitorsFanDuel, Paddy Power Betfair
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DraftKings Inc. (Nasdaq: DKNG) is a digital sports entertainment and gaming company created to fuel the competitive spirits of sports fans with products that range across daily fantasy, regulated gaming, and digital media. Headquartered in Boston, and launched in 2012 by Jason ...
Mission: It’s simple, at DraftKings, we believe life’s more alive with skin in the game.

DraftKings Reviews

4.4
90%
Recommend to a Friend
96%
Approve of CEO
Jason Robins
Jason Robins
150 Ratings
5.0
Current Employee, less than 1 year

"Great company to work with"

Mar 22, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in London, England, England
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

DraftKings is a great company to work for. Here you really feel part of a big family, where everyone works towards common goals and everyone is passionate about the product and delivering a great

Cons

I can't think of one!

Advice to Management

Keep up the great work!
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Diversity & Inclusion at DraftKings

4.4
(76 reviews)

Diversity & Inclusion FAQs

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Does there seem to be diversity at DraftKings?

...Extremely inclusive, everyone has the opportunity to voice their opinion, and lots of opportunities...Read More

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DraftKings Interviews

Experience
Positive42%
Negative37%
Neutral21%
Getting an Interview
Applied online61%
Recruiter16%
Employee Referral9%
Difficulty
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  1. Business Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 months. I interviewed at DraftKings (United States)

    Interview

    Entire process consisted of two phone interviews and then one on-site (remote due to pandemic) with three separate interviews. There were four case studies and problem exercises.

    First interview: a phone call with a current BDA who will go through a probability and expected value problem. They will change the scenarios and have you compare expected values between situations to make recommendations (mine was the baseball ticket problem described in other reviews).

    Second interview: another phone interview with a senior BDA, who will do a more traditional business case study (coffee shop case study).

    "On-site" interview: one interview with an analyst with a live-Google Sheets contest sizing problem, a traditional background/behavioral interview with an analytics manager, and a third case study interview (mine was about using data and visualizations to explore an undefined problem with a subway system).

    Overall, the interviews are very impersonal. The only chance you'll have to ask questions (aside from the behavioral interview if you get to the final round) is if you knock out the problems/case studies quickly. They really only seem to care how you perform on those. The majority of the case studies/problems are presented verbally and, frankly, reading paragraphs of question-set-ups to candidates is a pretty terrible way to present problems. Most companies have this figured out in their hiring process (e.g., sharing written instructions, conducting technical knowledge tests online, live coding interviews, etc.) but apparently not DraftKings. It was obvious that most of the interviewers were simply checking answers against a key - these case studies aren't really about seeing how you analyze problems and work with others, it's really just an oral test. The case studies are all relevant and genuinely useful, but their presentation is pretty poor.

    The primary reason my interviews were a bad experience was because I was simply ghosted after the final "on-site" interview. It's inexcusable to never inform a final-round candidate about a hiring decision. I followed up with my recruiter a few days after the final round and they didn't even reply to me until *two weeks* later asking to set up a time to discuss feedback. Sure, why not, so I provided availability and was ghosted again. Perhaps this is just a problem with HR/recruiting (and it seems to be a long-term problem based on other reviews here), but it really reflects poorly on a company as a whole.
    Interview

    1) Baseball ticket case study (expected value of certain scenarios - whether or not you should buy a ticket at the game, watch the game at a friend's house, buy a scalper's ticket, etc.) 2) Coffee shop case study - what data would you use to explore causes of declining revenue and what solutions might you propose 3) Contest sizing exercise - how large a general payout should DraftKings guarantee (given fixed things like payout structure) to maximize how many people will play 4) Behavioral questions - why DraftKings, pitch DFS to someone who has never played, past work experience, etc. 5) Transit exercise - given only that customer satisfaction has decreased, what data points would you need to explore why customer satisfaction has decreased and how might you expect the data to look if visualized for different potential problems with a subway system

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Company Updates

April 21, 2021
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Gisele Bündchen Joins DraftKings as Special Advisor to the CEO and Board for ESG Initiatives.
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Gisele Bündchen Joins DraftKings as Special Advisor to the CEO and Board for ESG Initiatives
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April 15, 2021
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Today #DraftKings was named an Official Sports Betting Partner of the National Football League (NFL), expanding on its current relationship as the league's Official Exclusive Daily Fantasy Partner. The deal includes content integration and official league data.
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DraftKings Named an Official Sports Betting Partner of the National Football League
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DraftKings Awards & Accolades

  • Built in Boston Best Places to Work 2020Built in Boston2020
  • America's Best Startup EmployersForbes2020

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Does DraftKings offer massages?

...Great perks (mani/pedis, massages, haircuts, blowouts, stocked kitchen, beer fridge, weekly “snack” which is really a meal)...

December 17, 2019

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