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Discover Overview

Riverwoods, IL
10000+ employees
1985
Company - Public (DFS)
Financial Transaction Processing
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Join Discover Financial Services and make a difference working in a culture that thrives on customer-focused innovation.

A History of Innovation
In 1986, we introduced our cash back credit card that rewards loyalty. Since then, we’ve ... Read more

Mission: To help people spend smarter, manage debt better and save more so they can achieve a brighter financial future.


Glassdoor Awards

Top CEOs: 2018 (#84), 2017 (#69)

Company Updates

  • Meet Maddie, a member of our Portfolio Analytics and Credit Strategy team. Maddie is passionate about speaking and meeting interns because she understands their journey into full time careers. Learn about how she is using this passion at Discover.

  • Discover implemented an integrated team model, supporting a high-performance culture and providing engineers access to key resources. Hear from George Leedle, Business Technology Director, on structuring an engineering team for scale.

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Discover – Why Work With Us?



Work for a company you can feel good about
. In 1986, we introduced our cash rewards credit card. It was innovative based on one simple, yet very important idea—that our customers deserve to feel appreciated; that we owe them the best experience possible. Since then, we’ve continued to be innovative—relentlessly pursuing better customer financial solutions and holding each solution up against the question: “Is this good for the customer?” If this makes sense to you—if it fits your vision about what a company should be—we want to talk to you.

Learn how Discover is strengthening our innovation with the potential for AI and machine learning in financial services from our CEO and President Roger Hochschild, clicking here.

Start enjoying great benefits Day 1 — On the day you start, you are able to take advantage of benefits like top-notch medical, dental and vision coverage, a 401(k) with a generous company match, and even tuition reimbursement and an amazing employee referral program.



At Discover, you get more than a paycheck—you get a sense of belonging. That’s because we’ve got a casual, friendly atmosphere that’s big on getting things done and making a difference for customers and communities. In fact, every year, our employees give back by donating thousands of dollars and volunteer hours helping worthy causes, including building local playgrounds. Plus, we celebrate diversity through our many Employee Resource Groups that give employees ways to support each other and promote inclusion. If this sounds like a place you’d be proud of, come talk to us.

Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability.

Discover will pay for the cost of select online bachelor’s degree. Books, tuition, required fees… everything is included. And from the first day on the job, every U.S.-based, full-time and flex part-time employee is eligible to apply. Select online degree programs are available from three top participating universities: University of Florida (via UF online), Wilmington University and Brandman University. You can apply to any of these three and pursue a range of business-focused degrees. We believe offering this level of educational opportunity and education assistance truly reflects our commitment to employee advancement and our corporate mission, “To help people spend smarter, manage debt better and save more so they achieve a brighter financial future.”

For more information about the Discover College Commitment program, including eligibility requirements, please visit https://www.mydiscoverbenefits.com/keyword/education-assistance/.

Discover Reviews

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    I have been working at Discover part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people great atmosphere

    Cons

    Part time hours. Cafe closes early

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Discover Interviews

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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Discover (Chicago, IL) in January 2020.

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    Very timely. HR Recruiter got back to me right away to set up a phone screen. She committed to getting me an answer in a two day timeframe and she did stick to that. Very impressed with feedback and promptness.

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Discover Awards & Accolades

  • 2020 Human Rights Campaign’s Annual Corporate Equality Index, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2020
  • 28th annual “Top 50 Employers” 2019 list, Equal Opportunity Magazine, 2019
  • Overall Best Employer for Asian Pacific Americans, Asia Society Awards, 2019
  • Top Workplaces, Columbus CEO Magazine - Energage, LLC, 2019
  • 250 Best Employers for Diversity, Forbes, 2018
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