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Updated Jul 29, 2014
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3.5 457 reviews

86% Approve of the CEO

Discover Chairman & CEO David W. Nelms

David W. Nelms

(216 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Great Place to work

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Riverwoods, IL

    Pros- Friendly people
    - Place to make a lot of contacts for life
    - Work LIfe balance
    - Easy to move up if you work hard
    -Great Visibility with higher management

    Cons- Slow to accept change
    - Aging population
    - Needs fresh ideas
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    Advice to Senior ManagementAccept more change

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

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    Interesting place to work.

    Telecommunications (Current Employee) New Albany, OH

    ProsTraining on new projects was beneficial. Location and site is pleasant environment. Team members were friendly and helpful. Onsite cafeteria is beneficial. Fun activities for employees aimed at building connections. Gym location onsite.

    ConsManagement does not take control over employees lets them get away with too much. Fee for gym use.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMicromanage more will deliver more respect from the team.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWork is interesting and company is growing. As a result there are great opportunities for financial and analytic personnel. The company is expanding into more traditional banking products and doing so successfully.

    ConsNot having an advanced degree or relevant work experience can make it difficult to get an opportunity. More vigilant regulatory oversight for financial institutions requires more review before any efforts are advanced.

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

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    Great place,to,work

    Manager (Current Employee) Riverwoods, IL

    ProsSmart people, flexible,working arrangements , value based decisions.

    ConsDifficult to advance at certain levels

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide better oppourtunities to high potential candidates who may need some coaching.

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

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    Great Experience.

    Project Coordinator (Former Employee) Riverwoods, IL

    ProsGreat benefits, allow you to work from home if needed, great vacation and time off package. Pay is also great.

    ConsNot the friendliest company to work for. Very political

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote more of a positive environment. Also communicate that contractors play an important role in the company. The permanant workers actually look down on contractors. It starts from the top.

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

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    Seemless and Progressive

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey have a simple Process: Do what's best for the customer.

    ConsGetting Comfortable with the Job you are working.....because Discover pays well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue you innovate and stay ahead of the curve, and identify New People who have Great Ides to achieve that goal!!

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

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    If you are bright and hardworking you can advance

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Riverwoods, IL

    ProsWork life balance; culture; people; benefits; diversity; solid executive team

    ConsCan be political; difficult to advance after a certain level; sometimes rewards conformity and group think; location / lack of flexible work schedule

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work in IT, Keeps growing

    Associate Software Engineering (Current Employee) Riverwoods, IL

    Pros-Management that listens
    -Upper Management is very approachable
    -Fun Environment
    -25 Days of PTO starting day one
    -Company keeps growing and expanding products with good success.

    ConsNot to many, there are some pain in the rear bureaucracy processes but, that is with any company. Some of the the teams in Business Technology need to get along a little better, or at least communicate a little better.

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

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    Great Place but you better kiss the right behind

    Transaction Coordinator (Former Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsGreat Benefits, wonderful PTO nice work place

    ConsThe good old boy network
    If you don't kiss the right behind you get no where they will promote someone who is not qualified over a qualified individual if that person kissed the right behind.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart advancing the people who work hard and have the experience, instead of those that make u feel good.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    They take care of you.

    Hiring Manager (Current Employee) West Valley City, UT

    ProsGenerous paid time off
    Tuition Reimbursement
    Fun Atmosphere

    ConsBase pay is not as high as competitors

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

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