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Updated Nov 23, 2021

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FanDuel CEO Amy Howe
Amy Howe
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Pros
  • "Great people, ability to work from home(in 12 reviews)

  • "Fast paced work environment with tons of opportunity to grow and achieve(in 10 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Growing pains sometimes obvious(in 8 reviews)

  • "Very fast paced, still operating as a bit of a start up(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Very good experience

      Nov 4, 2021 - Software Engineer(Internship) 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Manager was great! Got to work on a real project. Pay was very good Team were very supportive

      Cons

      There is nothing bad to say!

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Could be the best job you've ever had, but imperfections are rapidly snowballing

      Nov 23, 2021 - Product Owner 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Highly flexible approach to working - Competitive salary - Unlimited holidays and sick time - Generous perks & stock options - Wonderful people at the ground level; you will meet talented, passionate and genuine people who care about the product and the customer - Keener focus on responsible gaming of late, which is great to see - Modern tech provided - Going through a period of growth so opportunities abound - Company is really flexible in terms of sideways career moves; if you want to try something new, they will by and large facilitate and support this - Fairly mature Agile processes in place - Making positive steps towards diversity that (finally) feel like active missions rather than just lip service - You learn a lot, fast. It's a big, complex tech stack that is only getting bigger and better as products expand and new verticals spin up. It'll be a baptism of fire, but you'll walk away from this job with tech chops like no other.

      Cons

      - While inevitable, the loss of FanDuel's startup culture is potent and disappointing; you will be working as part of a massive global corporation, and you'll feel it. It's far less about the product now, and all about the cash cow. - Lack of stability in terms of verticals and road maps. You will find your team repeatedly steamrolled, projects changed/abandoned and late hours expected as you suddenly MUST be first to market for whatever state has decided gambling is a-ok that week. - There are cliques within the leadership team that are relatively new and horribly toxic. People that lack professionalism and technical knowledge are making decisions they shouldn't be. The number of tense company-wide calls lately has been ridiculous. - Comms between the average employee and leadership are poor. We have frequent townhalls with Slido and live questions, but more often than not the answers skirt around the real issue, or the person raising the question is made to feel stupid/naive or plain infantilised. - Comms generally are a problem. Rumours abound throughout the company long before any concrete information is provided by leadership.

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good, but could be better

      Oct 27, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice offices, great people and awesome perks

      Cons

      Quality over quantity. The company is structured so that those in commercial and product management roles basically look to improve profit margin rather than improving the overall product or customer experience. They want everything done right this second and if you get in their way there is a lot of toys thrown out the pram. Salary is low compared to other US salaries.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Was once a great place to work, but the decline is accelerating

      Oct 8, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Uncapped holidays so you can take time off when you want/need it No nonsense/bureaucracy around sick days - nobody even asks you to record them in the HR system unless it's a major absence Salaries are decent but not great The newer verticals have a great technology setup and much better working practices than the older ones Great sense of community/solidarity among engineers regardless of team/vertical/location

      Cons

      Unprofessional 'techbro' culture in sections of senior leadership - in an announcement on new office space 'doggy day care' was mentioned but childcare wasn't, for example. Refuses to disclose pay bands for each role/level, making it very difficult for employees from disadvantaged groups to judge if they are being rewarded fairly relative to their skills and experience. Company has 2,000+ employees but is still run as if it's a startup with 100 or so. There's a line between 'move fast' and 'arbitrary decision making' that we're increasingly on the wrong side of. UK HR team are great but there are only three of them. They're constantly overworked (unsurprisingly when we probably have a 500+ headcount in the UK) which leads to important stuff being delayed or missed entirely. Some verticals have the messianic 'work all hours for The Mission' culture of an early-stage startup, without the potentially life-changing stock options to match. This leads to burnout and waves of attrition but nobody in management seems to care.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Lots of opportunities

      Sep 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of opportunities if you want them

      Cons

      Scaling fast always brings challenges

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Alright if you love the product

      Aug 24, 2021 - Product Designer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, good people that you work with.

      Cons

      Engineers can be overworked. Product itself can be complicated

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      If you're applying, look at how many people have left the team you're joining first

      Sep 7, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Teams are generally made up of lovely, hardworking and helpful people. You will make friends for life. - The C-team are smart, competent people - 10% of your time is given to allow you to work on learning and developing in the areas you choose - Unlimited holidays - Semi-flexible working practices - Private medical insurance - Free snacks and drinks in the office - Opportunity to travel and visit other offices - Certain personalities will do well here and achieve huge career progression very fast

      Cons

      - Pay is below market rate, while the company regularly brag about how much revenue is being generated, which is incredibly tone-deaf. - High staff turnover which the company try to downplay, and claim the abundance of jobs is based only on "high-growth". - Lack of transparency - No commitment to improvement. Very much a "if you don't like it, you can leave" attitude from leadership. Speak up at your own risk: some managers take it personally and will act petty towards you in future. Again, I don't get this vibe from the C-team, but you don't deal with them on the day to day. - There's a bias in promoting those with a certain attitude (outspoken, extraverted, ability to think on the spot, bad at listening, passive-aggressive or just plain aggressive). This results in a lack of diversity which is stifling. - Many of those in management positions are under-qualified but know how to network and talk themselves up. It sets the standard and you can feel like you have nobody to turn to. - Employees are expected to display the company principles, EOY bonuses are based on this - yet leaders don't follow suit and instead display the exact opposite behaviour without consequences. - Gaslighting and manipulation are commonplace when you try to speak up. I developed PTSD from a particularly toxic manager and am now having therapy to rebuild my self-esteem.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      pretty good overall

      Jun 30, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working hours, good benefits

      Cons

      Outdated tech, too many different ways of working

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Nice place to work

      May 14, 2021 - Software Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lovely colleagues and working culture

      Cons

      Feels a bit dirty working in the gambling industry

      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Bait and switch

      Jun 10, 2021 - Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They supply a top spec Mac

      Cons

      Pulled a bait and switch on my team and after discussing it with former employees it seems to be a recurring theme. There are plenty of engineers who are happy there and work on interesting projects but there is a worrying number of us who get drawn in with promises of exciting projects and then thrown to supporting a fragile legacy system.

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