Discover Reviews

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
488 Reviews

3.7
488 Reviews
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Discover Chairman & CEO David W. Nelms
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance; culture; people; benefits; diversity; solid executive team (in 57 reviews)

  • Great work/life balance, collaborative co-workers and great benefits (in 53 reviews)


Cons
  • There is not a great work/life balance, and you are always expected to work overtime (in 13 reviews)

  • being on the phone constantly which i knew by applying at a call center job (in 20 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Discover is a great company to work for. The culture is good they try to make it as fun as possible with contests and games. Which definitly helps because it can be a stressful job. The pay is great and benefits as well! Easy to get promoted.

    Cons

    Its very stressful, not something for everyone, back to back calls sometimes it feels like there is no time to breath.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Customer Service and Engagement (CSE)

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    Current Employee - CSE  in  New Albany, OH
    Current Employee - CSE in New Albany, OH

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

    Pros

    Great place to work! The atmosphere is like no other. They care about each employee's success and have a great training program to help you reach obtainable goals. Great benefits, on sight gym and nurse practitioner and cafe. Growth possibilities are endless. Can't say enough good things about this company! Love it!

    Cons

    Should have applied sooner. Took a pay cut to come.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Deerfield, IL

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance, benefits, time-off. Promote within as well as externally. Terrific leadership!

    Cons

    Business Technology resources are limited. Salary is not as good as other companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Discover values

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst and Developer  in  Riverwoods, IL
    Current Employee - Data Analyst and Developer in Riverwoods, IL

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

    Pros

    Discover has a very unique environment. They believe that if they treat their employees well then in turn we will treat the customers well, which in turn will make the company money. It has been working for them. They have a wide range of opportunities. You are able to move around very easily from team to team.

    Discover has an open door policy. Everyone is very friendly and willing to help, it has a great culture.

    Cons

    For the most part I have not seen many cons to working for Discover. The company is very meeting centered, so at times it makes your days/weeks very stressful but that is to be expected at most jobs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Solid Company

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    25 days PTO, good people, culture is good,

    Cons

    Would like to see Discover be more open to Telecommuting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more visible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Business Technology  in  Riverwoods, IL
    Current Employee - Business Technology in Riverwoods, IL

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance is great. 25 PTO days and great work from home options. Benefits are great. Friendly people, culture is very relaxed.

    Cons

    If you start here, your salary is lower than someone who got hired externally. Political environment and middle management in IT is not trained in how to manage employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great career opportunities

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    Current Employee - Project Manager-analytics  in  Riverwoods, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager-analytics in Riverwoods, IL

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and great opportunities for career advancement

    Cons

    Salary ia not very competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I would recommend this company to a friend -

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    Current Employee - Account Services Manager  in  New Castle, DE
    Current Employee - Account Services Manager in New Castle, DE

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. The environment is full of energetic people

    Cons

    No comment. Had a great experience working at Discover Financials

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wonderful, friendly atmosphere!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fun and challenging

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Discover part-time

    Pros

    Good pay and sales incentives

    Cons

    Need better management and human resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communications

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Relaxed

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Discover

    Pros

    Very innovative enviroment. Not high preasure.

    Cons

    Alot of older people. Work is slow.

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