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Updated Jan 22, 2021

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Discover CEO Roger Hochschild
Roger Hochschild
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  • "good work-life balance given the salary(in 287 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and company culture(in 268 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Hard to have a work life balance(in 57 reviews)

  • "Very political and not diverse in upper management(in 40 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Benefits and Work-Life Balance

      Jan 14, 2021 - Asset and Configuration Specialist in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits, pay, and culture

      Cons

      Haven't had a chance to explore other areas of BT yet due to on boarding expert talent and engineers

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Lack of clear direction, but great benefits

      Dec 17, 2020 - Engineer in Riverwoods, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Flexible work from home, handled COVID outstandingly -Generous PTO -Great benefits package -Impressive office campus -Diverse culture

      Cons

      -ZERO onboarding for new employees There is no guidance on how to setup payroll, benefits, anything. Nor is there a comprehensive list of all perks. I was handed a laptop and shown to a desk, and had to resort to tribal knowledge from co-workers. When this point was brought up to CIO Amir Arooni during a town hall his response was "you should ask to be onboarded". No, you should have these things in place for employees who have zero knowledge of your environment or systems. It shouldn't fall on the neophyte to navigate blindly. -Convoluted work processes Even simple work takes months. Teams are heavily siloed, and internal efforts are always prioritized to external. Cooperation is not the norm. -High pressure to deliver constantly You have to substantiate your worth every single sprint. And given the time it takes to get significant work done this is stressful. Clear goals and planning from the top does not filter down properly to the people turning the cranks, and often time is wasted on threads that are ultimately abandoned.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Incredibly stressful, but extremely rewarding if you can perform!

      Nov 30, 2020 - Call Escalation Group 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Some of the most incredible development experiences I've had have been at Discover. Their leadership and coaches far exceed that of any I've ever had. The culture is hands-down amazing and the compensation is fair. Benefits are great and PTO is great. There are opportunities to move up, but it gets far more competitive the higher you go. You learn SO much over time and it can be really beneficial financial acumen that's applicable anywhere. I recommend a positive attitude. While you may not move up quickly (although some can and do), you will learn interview techniques and strategies, resume building, how to network, etc. Honestly, great company to start out with!

      Cons

      Business politics, the consistent changing performance metrics is what really got me towards the end, the stress of dealing with escalations - it can burn you out over-time. Unless you really budget your PTO, it can sometimes be a challenge if you're a student. Make sure if you want to grow with this company, that you stay focused on your goals and make your leaders aware. They will help you!

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      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Nice company

      Jan 13, 2021 - Team Leader in Salt Lake City, UT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very friendly culture Great benefits; Dental, medical, tons of vacation Salary is pretty good.

      Cons

      Sometimes upward movement is limited because its such a comfortable place that people in leadership don't move much. I guess that is a good thing but it can be discouraging to new blood. Generally to promote you will need to be in the top 10% of performance metrics for your job role among peers looking to move up. sometimes you will encounter a growing department that creates a lot of opportunity but with Covid Discover is buckling down a little more.

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      A Mixed Bag

      Oct 21, 2020 - Senior Manager in Riverwoods, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work/Life balance, Great Benefits, Amazing 401k Match

      Cons

      Compensation is lower than competitors. Non-performers, poor managers are retained and reshuffled. Transparency is not rewarded. The culture is one where people play it safe and hideout. Business and Technology are not in sync, due to misunderstandings and untenable promises dictated by legacy, old-world, business imperatives that don't want to step into a tech-driven, responsive, financial services world. Too "safe", a laggard, for anyone interested in a financial services company of the future.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Great Place to Work! (Corporate Headquarters)

      Jan 6, 2021 - Agile Project Manager in Riverwoods, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Benefits, Awesome Co Workers, Good Location

      Cons

      Can be difficult if you get moved to a team you did not apply for

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing

      Dec 15, 2020 - Retirement Account Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work really well with school schedules Great benefits Great management Awesome Pay Frequent opportunities to advance With COVID most employees work from home

      Cons

      Nothing with the company really, just customer service rep can be challenging (i.e. angry customers)

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Great company

      Dec 17, 2020 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Benefits many opportunities to learn and grow

      Cons

      Frequent change management and lack of direction

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      Dec 11, 2020 - Manager in Riverwoods, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits and paid time off.

      Cons

      Lots of tenured people that don’t leave or move to other roles.

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Not A Forever

      Jan 14, 2021 - Senior Account Manager in West Valley City, UT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company to start with and develop in communication and negotiation skills, great benefits.

      Cons

      Too political of a company that needs improvement on the culture and environment. Lacks diversity in leadership.

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