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FanDuel Reviews

Updated 13 Jan 2020

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FanDuel CEO Matt King
Matt King
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  • "Growing pains sometimes obvious(in 8 reviews)

  • "Operates in an ever changing regulatory environment(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome culture and great people"

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    Current Employee - Front End Developer in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FanDuel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work-life balance Great tech-stack Objective culture of work

    Cons

    Trying to hit a deadline sometimes leaves less room for platform improvement but it's not too bad Web platform lacks leadership

    FanDuel2019-11-25
  2. "Growth, great environment and extremely talented teams"

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    Current Employee - Non-tech in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a fairly new employee, I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of trust and autonomy I was given from the get-go. New ideas are encouraged, and people across teams are open-minded, actively seeking other people's perspective on decisions and tasks. The individuals here are *extremely* talented - I don't think I've ever worked with such strong engineers, along with knowledgeable people across the business, an encouraging people team, and a funny and friendly office manager. Perks include genuinely flexible working - a lot of companies claim to encourage flexible working and then frown when you try to take a day from home. This is not the case in FanDuel, where focus is very solidly on attitude and delivery, not presenteeism. Additionally, holiday allowance here is uncapped. There are plenty of snacks and drinks to keep you going, Mariokart on Fridays, breakout areas with beanbags and a ping-pong table. These things might sound trivial, but getting away from my desk and having a race with people I don't usually work with, or sitting on a beanbag and listening to a podcast for a bit, has a hugely positive impact on my mindset and general attitude. The technologies and tools used in the company are pretty cool and the products are something to be proud of. The best thing, though, has to be the people here. They are truly a great bunch and make the culture really incredible.

    Cons

    Growing pains and scaling as the company rapidly expands - processes and procedures struggle to keep up with the changes

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    FanDuel2019-11-21
  3. "Not great if you want a job that excites you"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FanDuel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are nice people to work with, and who are willing to help, although those are a minority. The company offers little treats here and there, like free snacks, although this doesn’t really make any difference in the overall picture. Work-life balance is good.

    Cons

    There’s no room for career progression or self improvement. As an employee, you feel like you’re just one more number, and leaving or staying wouldn’t make any difference. People who get along with the right person at the right time get promoted, but the rest go through a yearly process which hardly ever yields a promotion or anything.

    FanDuel2019-11-06
  4. "Fun workplace, but cliquey siloed culture"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, work from home opportunities, free breakfast and snacks, good benefits

    Cons

    Poor onboarding strategies, office overcapacity, reserved and potentially unwelcoming office environment, suffering from growing pains

    FanDuel2019-08-28
  5. "QA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at FanDuel full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment great people

    Cons

    The company communication can sometimes feel a bit deceptive

    FanDuel2018-09-20
  6. Helpful (15)

    "A Place Not To Care About"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at FanDuel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - The guy/girl sitting next to you might be nice and you can probably hang out. - People are generally knowledgeable and will happily share their knowledge. - Some of the people are even real gems, on a personal level - unfortunately, those are rare and they appear to have no say (notably those are often the older employees who have a little bit more experience). - Free treats (also see 'Cons' below). Conclusion: you might like it here if you just want to take your money home and don't care about company culture that goes beyond free pizza.

    Cons

    - Too many of the wrong kind of people in some of the most powerful positions: people who have been with the company from the start have been pushed up into higher positions regardless of whether they have any kind of leadership/management capability - HR overly enthusiastic about the company turning a blind eye on things or blaming the employee/making the employee responsible, even when things go terribly wrong - Employees 'bribed' to feel happy in the workplace with lots of meaningless free treats - A lot of the employees only care about their career/themselves and do not care about the company one bit. - Likewise, the company does not care about the individual. - What is deemed to be an 'anarchist' culture where supposedly everyone can say or do what they want is actually just a system of tyranny where your boss can tell you what they want and you're supposed to clap when he is finished. If you don't like it, there's the door. That's your freedom (that and the pizza). - Due to this a lot of people are just keeping their mouth shut. - Average age of the employees (Engineering and HR!) is too low. The company likes to hire young people between 20 and 35. Diversity (or lack thereof) is an issue. Overall the problem is that the company wants to think they are something that they are absolutely not. I have found it deeply depressing to work there.

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    FanDuel2018-09-29
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Great Engineers, less sure about the rest"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FanDuel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working with some great engineers on problems with challenging aspects like handling significant scaling and a fast-evolving landscape. Some great tooling such as unlimited on-demand replicas of the full stack allowing much easier investigation, debugging & testing. Fast release cadences supported by significant CI pipelines, automation. Lovely offices with nice perks. Flexible working really does mean flexible here, rather than being a codeword for allowing you to do unpaid overtime if you want.

    Cons

    Engineering is isolated from it's CTO by a layer of non-technical people at VP level. They're not bad people, but it makes for a difficult experience and restricts potential career growth opportunities once you're near the top of the Engineering tree. Salaries are decent, but very widely variable within a role - if you don't want to negotiate hard you are likely to do worse than colleagues more interested in fighting for more.

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    FanDuel2018-08-23
  8. "Good with lots of communication issues."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FanDuel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Poor management, invisible HR and poor in-house communication.

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    FanDuel2018-08-17
  9. "Good times ahead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FanDuel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The office space is way cooler than where I used to work, we've got all the perks you would imagine. Lot's of opportunities to get involved with knowledge sharing and meeting other people. Work being done on career development which is providing more clarity. Good level of communication from company senior leadership team. Company appreciates work/life balance and puts trust in employees to be productive

    Cons

    More clarity from product development leadership would be helpful.

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    FanDuel2018-05-14
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work but let down by internal communication"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FanDuel full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work with a great bunch of people. FanDuel treats employees like adults and you are trusted to get on with your job, no middle management hovering about checking up on you. Benefits are great and they promote a strong work-life balance.

    Cons

    Things change a lot, one minute you're going through a merger, next minute your working on a plan for the next 3 years as a solo company. Communication is another big problem, with the head office in NY and 4 other offices spread over 2 continents and 3 times zones it's not ideal.

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    FanDuel2018-01-15
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