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Updated September 17, 2017
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  • Work/life balance isn't great if you are working evenings (in 36 reviews)

  • The type of work is not for everyone if you work in the call center portion of discover (in 49 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Strong management team. Strong, talented employee base."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good comp, benefits, work / life balance. I would highly recommend to anyone interested in having a career in banking .

    Cons

    Wonderful company, management and teams. Facilities are great and there is nothing one would want while working at any of the various locations across the US.


  2. "Product Owner"

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    Current Employee - Product Owner in Riverwoods, IL
    Current Employee - Product Owner in Riverwoods, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Discover full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, flexible schedule, work life balance, friendly environment, onsite gym.

    Cons

    Depending on which area you work with, some area's leadership is bad.

    Advice to Management

    Not only allow employees to voice their opinion, encourage employees to suggestion ideas that are opposite from leadership's thought but are helpful.

  3. "Feel stuck"

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    Current Employee - Bank Fraud Investigator in West Valley City, UT
    Current Employee - Bank Fraud Investigator in West Valley City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Discover full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Helped and worked with me to finish my degree, good benefits and good compensation for no degree, at the time.

    Cons

    Now that I have my degree I feel frustrated with moving up, I’d like to stay with the company and advance but there has been no real option.

    Advice to Management

    Follow up with people who are graduating and start a career plan to make the most of them and retain services


  4. "Discover: Many possibilities"

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    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in New Castle, DE
    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in New Castle, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Discover full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    many opportunities if willing to relocate, employee centric, steadfast processes, technology is first rate, very nice offices, room for opportunity for non college graduates

    Cons

    not many opportunities outside of main corporate office, very young management teams, call center work is brutal, performance scales are beyond challenging

    Advice to Management

    Recognize talent in staff who aren't in the many cliques that rule Discover. Reevaluate performance metrics for call center staff.


  5. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Discover full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work culture, lateral or promotional opportunities within company

    Cons

    Work from home is subjective depending on manager


  6. "Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Riverwoods, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Riverwoods, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Discover full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very collaborative environment, smart people who play well with others

    Cons

    Promotion/career outlook not transparent - difficult to read management's strategy and long term outlook

    Advice to Management

    Great company to work for - make it better by being honest with your direct reports on advancement opportunities (or lack thereof)


  7. "Go Discover!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Discover full-time

    Pros

    Work home life balance, flexible work locations, good benefits

    Cons

    Pay is lower than marker but not far off, bonus is much lower

  8. "A different kind of bank"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverwoods, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverwoods, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Discover full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong, fun culture where people desire to Do the Right Thing. CEO is genuine and a truly good person. Competitive pay, though difference in compensation between Ex Comm and other officers at company is shocking.

    Cons

    Leadership has been in place for quite some time--lots of chatter that they have become too cautious and complacent.


  9. "Need to wake up and face new challenges"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Discover full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and work-life balance. Great for entry level positions. Nice co-workers.

    Cons

    Weak link between performance and pay, tenure-based promotions, lots of politics, outdated policies killing innovation, entrenched middle level management unable to understand the changing competitive landscape

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on merit not tenure, fire non-productive employees (especially in middle-level management.) Hire more outsiders with new skills and ideas able to face new challenges.


  10. "Talent Acquistion"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Discover full-time

    Pros

    Room for growth
    Great benefits
    Ability to work from home a few days

    Cons

    Stressful
    Parking is a nightmare
    Expect to work OT


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