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Discover Interview Questions in Chicago, IL

Updated Jun 14, 2017
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    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Riverwoods, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Discover (Riverwoods, IL) in June 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online and had a current employee refer me as well. Soon after submitting my resume, I had a 15-20 minute call with HR to review the position and go over my background. That same day, I was told the hiring manager was interested in setting up a call with me, and we had one the following week. We talked for about a half hour about my background, the positions, and had the opportunity to go back and forth about the job and what I'd be doing. The hiring manager for my position was a very informal interviewer, so it was more of a conversation than a Q&A session, which was honestly really refreshing.

    A couple days later HR got ahold of me again and mentioned that they wanted me to come on-site to meet with 4 team members. We scheduled this for the following week, but they wound up having to push it back another week to accommodate everyone's schedule.

    The day I went in to interview, I met with 4 people. I spent about a half hour to 45 minutes with each one. They recently adopted a new interviewing process, so many of them read questions off of a packet and filled them out that were really generic. Once those were out of the way, I could have more of the informal, conversation-style interview that I had over the phone with each of the people I met with.

    Later on that same week, I received a call from HR that they wanted to offer me the job. Honestly, this position was a perfect fit for me and I feel Discover is a good culture fit, so unlike others who have reviewed their interview process, I feel that my process was very swift and timely. I appreciated the quick turnaround.

    One thing to note is that they are a finance organization, so once you get an offer, the background check will be a bit more extensive than other companies. You'll have to take a drug test, give them your fingerprints, and provide information to a 3rd party company so they can check your employee and education history. So if you lie on your resume, use any sort of recreational drug, or have any sort of criminal background, that will come to light. Be mindful of that!

    Interview Questions

    • Give me an example of a time that you met opposition for an initiative you proposed, and walk me through how you dealt with it.   Answer Question

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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Riverwoods, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Discover (Riverwoods, IL).

    Interview

    Recruiter was great. Was asked to meet the team. Team was overall good except for the team VP. She was basically argumentative and horrible experience. Had no interest in working for her group afterwards. Overall pay is low, low is the suburbs, and team has little experience in what their doing.

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    Accounting Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Riverwoods, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Discover (Riverwoods, IL).

    Interview

    There was first a phone interview and I had to call the manager for that.
    I then went for in person interview which was in the pantry/ vending machine area which was pretty noisy with people coming in and out.
    It wasn't a good experience at all

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    Digital Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Riverwoods, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Discover (Riverwoods, IL) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Completed a phone interview, then a month later visited the corporate office in Riverwoods, IL for an in-person interview. Discover offered to fly me & cover hotel since I was from out of town. I drove instead so they covered gas. Very nice of them and appreciated. The interview lasted 4 hours. Met a series of people from Director, to Supervisor, to Managers to the team from different departments. All were very nice. Questions were easy. They were more focused on describing to me what the job would be, and my experience in similar roles. The only issue was in logistics with the conference room HR has placed the interview in. The room I was supposed to be in was not available due to office renovation, so they had me in an impromptu room which made it a bit difficult for everyone else to find the right room I was in.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you comfortable with PowerPoint?   Answer Question
    • Describe a time you've had to change management's mind.   Answer Question
    • Describe a time you've had to work with senior management on a past project.   Answer Question

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    Manager Prepaid Partnerships Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Discover (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    I had an initial phone interview with HR. After this I was scheduled for a face to face interviews in the Chicago suburb office with the hiring manager and others on the team (over a month after speaking with HR).

    The entire process was very slow and I felt that I was treated in a dismissive manner during the process. It didn't feel like they had a genuine interest in me, which was odd that they put me through the entire interview process (which made me wonder if I was just a diversity checkbox for them). All interviews were very robotic, all behavioral questions, so there was no real attempt by most interviewers in having real human conversations!

    Although they have mentioned several times (and it is customary in the industry to reimburse travel expenses for candidates) it has been over 2 months since my interview and I am still waiting for my travel expenses to be reimbursed; very rude and disrespectful in my opinion.

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    Digital Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Riverwoods, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at Discover (Riverwoods, IL) in April 2017.

    Interview

    1. Phone Screen - Behavioural Questions
    2. Technical plus behavioral questions on PS
    3. Onsite interview with 4 different managers in Riverwoods, Chicago

    Arrangements for on-site interview were quick and good
    Interviewers were very nice to me.
    Prompt to solve pre interview queries on email

    Interview Questions

    • How will you handle conflict situations
      General questions of managerial positions  
      Answer Question

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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Riverwoods, IL
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Discover (Riverwoods, IL) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Short phone interview with the recruiter, followed by 4 individual interviews with people in parallel roles, the hiring manager, and the director above that manager. Individual interviews were structured along a documented process the interviewer was obligated to follow.

    Half of the interviewers spent a lot of time talking about how they've been at Discover for 10+ years, and didn't seem to really have looked into my background and it's application to the role. One person I interviewed with didn't really follow the structured interview document, but asked me several Business level 300-400 questions, but would also cut me off while answering.

    During the course of the interview it became obscenely apparent that at least the team I interviewed with was a rather complacent group of people. Literally felt like most of them were punching a clock and vesting their 401k. It didn't feel like anything innovative was happening, despite some buzzword interview questions about some current topics in the identity verification space.

    The recruiter was also largely absent from any communication except for when they were seeking me out.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you think our product teams are composed? What roles do we have in these orgs?   1 Answer

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Riverwoods, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Discover (Riverwoods, IL) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Quick process, great communication with the recruiter. Two phone interviews followed by an in-person interview with a number of team members including the hiring manager, peer from another department and department VP.

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Applications Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Discover (Chicago, IL) in February 2017.

    Interview

    It was a good experience overall. But a waste of time. I am highly disappointed at the lack of follow up or feedback from the recruiter. I was told the feedback was really good and that they would contact me in another week's time when I inquired after about a week of the interview. It's been 1month now. I believe it is safe to assume that I've lost the opportunity. Believe me, no candidate would feel disappointed if you provide a feedback. It hurts when there is no communication at all after you put all the time and effort to attend the interview. Why do you make people attend interviews if you are not genuinely in need ? At least have the ethics to politely tell a candidate about the outcome.

    2 technical rounds. One was over the phone and then the next was an on-site round. Onsite interview covers behavioral, your experience, technical knowledge and scenario based questions. 3 rounds of 45mins each at onsite. The panel was knowledgeable and courteous. I believe I did well in the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Spring, AOP, REST, Threading, simple case studies, etc   Answer Question

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    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Discover (North Chicago, IL) in February 2017.

    Interview

    There were 30 minutes phone interview about questions from resume and backgroud , and 4 hours onsite with 4 people. Still did not receive any feedback after the interview oin February .

    Interview Questions


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