Discover Card
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Discover Card Chairman & CEO David W. Nelms

David W. Nelms

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83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Principal Consultant working largely in the Datawarehousing group and led several ETL projects with success.

Principal Consultant (Former Employee)
Riverwoods, IL

I worked at Discover Card as a contractor for more than 8 years

ProsSystems are fairly well-organized. Great people to work with.

ConsAn ERP presence will integrate systems together

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Consultant (Current Employee)
Riverwoods, IL

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

ProsRelax Atmosphere, Employees are allowed to take risks

ConsMinimal Salary hike, no opportunities for for growth

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the Technicians and not to wall street

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Overall speaking, this is a stable company to work for.

Senior Associate (Former Employee)
Riverwoods, IL

I worked at Discover Card full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThere are sufficient opportunities in the organization, and the company is stable.

ConsBenefits has been cut a lot after recession.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Look somewhere else

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Riverwoods, IL

I have been working at Discover Card full-time for more than 5 years

ProsCompetitive health benefits and time off.

ConsManagement is severely inexperienced and company does not have good morals. They definitely don't practice what they preach. Lots of internal positions, but they already know who they want for the job. So if it's not you, you're done before you started.

They promote lazy people, and the hard working people are pushed aside. You can last here for decades doing as little as possible.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop putting people in management that have no business being there.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Strong work/life balance, good growth potential at Discover Card

Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Discover Card full-time for more than 10 years

ProsWork/life balance is very strong, the offices are mostly empty by 5:30. The PTO program is wonderful. Office politics are at a minimum vs. other companies I've worked for, which makes for a pleasant work enivironment.

ConsSome complain that it is not a performance culture, however I disagree, I think there is balance between performers and non-performers. Organizations with too many strong performers can have a tough, cut-throat feel.

Advice to Senior ManagementStay the course.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Programmer (Current Employee)
Riverwoods, IL

I have been working at Discover Card full-time

ProsGreat work life balance, bonuses, summer hours, lots of payed time off.
You get to hotel or work from home if travel is difficult.
Very flexible hours

ConsDepending on what department you work for, you will have to deal with the boys club mentality.

Advice to Senior ManagementHold people accountable, loosen up or get rid of needless policies and procedures that bog down innovation.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A good company to work for.......unless you are a not a US citizen

MBA Trainee (Former Employee)
Riverwoods, IL

I worked at Discover Card full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat campus, team spirit, career opportunities

ConsMisses deadlines for filing visa requests, uses the visa system to avoid severance compensation

Advice to Senior ManagementFix your MBA program or do not hire international MBA's

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Great place to get experience

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
Riverwoods, IL

I have been working at Discover Card full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood opportunities for advancement. Enjoyed working there.

ConsLow pay. Long commute from chicago to campus

Advice to Senior ManagementIncease bonuses

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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a steady, conservative company

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Riverwoods, IL

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

ProsCompany is good to employees. Work/life balance is good.

ConsSome managers are incompetent, very subjective and not willing to own up to their mistakes. Company is very conservative and not willing to try new things.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more objective and open to diversity.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Riverwoods, IL

I worked at Discover Card full-time for more than 5 years

ProsWork/life balance
Innovative thinkers
Ability to work on different teams
Facility
Benefits are great

ConsPolitics
Salaries can be tough if you we're not hired in a certain end of your pay grade, hard to,get past that, so negotiate salary knowing there is a large range

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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