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Discover Senior Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 6, 2014
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Senior Associate
Riverwoods, IL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Discover in February 2014.

Interview Details – Internal reference. Called twice in that week and in person interview next week. not that hard for phone interview. in person was tricky and a lot of details on SAS and SQL.

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Senior Associate
Chicago, IL

I applied in-person - interviewed at Discover in June 2013.

Interview Details – There are three rounds for whole interview, two by telephone and one by on-site

Interview Question – One guy is trying to pull you away from the main topic and rejected you whenever you answered   Answer Question

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Senior Associate
Riverwoods, IL

The process took 1 week - interviewed at Discover in November 2010.

Interview Details – First I had a 30 minute phone interview with HR recruiter. Then I had a 30 minute phone interview with the hiring manager. Then then brought me in and I had four 30 minute interviews. One with the HR recruiter, hiring manager, director, associate on the team (same level) and previous associate who held the position.

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Senior Associate
Chicago, IL

The process took a day - interviewed at Discover in September 2010.

Interview Details – Just ask questions about your resume. Nice people

Interview Question – Describe your dissertation work   Answer Question

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Senior Associate
Riverwoods, IL

The process took 2 months - interviewed at Discover in January 2008.

Interview Details – 1 phone interview, 1 case interview, 5 interviews on-site. Do your homework on the credit card industry and understand what the key drivers are for how credit card companies make money.

Interview Question – How would Discover evaluate whether it would make sense to enter a new lending business?   Answer Question

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Senior Associate

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Discover.

Interview Details – Standard questions about credit card industry and analytics with 4 Directors.
The questions ranged from behavioral to simple SQL questions. Simple case study on card analytics and was tested with the approach

Interview Question – What is the minimum number of years of data required to determine seasonality using proc 11   Answer Question

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Senior Associate

I applied through college or university and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Discover.

Interview Details – On campus interview first that consisted of a case and behavioral questions. 45 minutes for both of these interviews. There was then a day of interviewing for the final round. 10 people made it to the final round. There was Q&A panel discussion consisting of a moderator and the candidates. There were 3 30 minute interviews with senior level directors and managers. There was a group case presentation also.

Interview Question – Nothing that was really difficult. The panel discussion was something different. I have never been on an interview where the candidates all answered questions together and built off or challenged each other.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – It was for a leadership program. There was no negotiation allowed.

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