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Discover CEO Roger Hochschild
Roger Hochschild
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  • "Call center so weekends and nights (more money but harder for families)(in 61 reviews)

  • "no regard for work/life balance(in 49 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
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    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Discover full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, awesome culture, support higher education, v.affordable gym membership

    Cons

    Even though there is an office in the city, main HQ is in the burbs where your team will usually be present

    Discover2019-06-07
  2. "Great place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Riverwoods, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Discover full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Loved working on some projects

    Cons

    Salary is a little bit less compared to rival companies

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    Discover2019-12-23
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great training program"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in New Castle, DE
    Recommends

    I worked at Discover full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Incentive Recognition Cross promotion

    Cons

    Work life balance Not many career paths beside being on the phones

    Discover2020-02-10
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Be"

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    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Discover full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Lots of learning opportunities (mentorship, classes, etc) - Work/life balance and PTO - Leadership support - Great culture: e.g. supportive teammates, lunch n' learns, no micro-managing, transparency, etc

    Cons

    As a financial services company, there's a lot of processes to things: approvals, deployments, indecisiveness on platforms etc.

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    Discover2020-01-25
  5. "Decent work environment, but getting worse"

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    Current Employee - Director in Riverwoods, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Discover full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits. Nice facilities, great gym. Historically very employee centric company that tries to instill good corporate values. Fun activities, relaxed dress code, move to more work life balance like allowing more flexible work arrangements. Support for volunteering activities and socially responsible. Good college tuition and advanced degree program offering.

    Cons

    With the new CEO there is a trend to hire more from the outside and there is a significant turnover at the VP and executive level. I have seen some really good employees and managers leave or being let go, but their external replacements are not necessarily better and many so called new "star"employees prove to be a failure and don't last long. Although HR talks about talent management and internal mobility, in reality there is very little happening in terms of internal career development and thoughtful rotations. Employees are left on their own to learn about new positions and apply. Most often external candidates are given preference simply because they are external. Employee loyalty is decreasing. There is not a clear vision strategically of where the company is going.

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    Discover2020-01-24
  6. "Great Benefits, Pay depends on departments"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Riverwoods, IL

    I worked at Discover full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The benefits are great as far as PTO, Medical, Work life balance

    Cons

    Pay depends on departments. There seemed to be layoffs every 3-4 years.

    Discover2020-01-15
  7. "Great environment"

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    Former Intern - Consumer Banker in Riverwoods, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Discover for less than a year

    Pros

    Discover fosters a great work environment and permits a great work/life balance. There are lots of great people that work there and the culture is very social.

    Cons

    It's headquarters is located about an hour away from the city. Although there is a remote office in the city, there can still be a lot of commuting throughout the week.

    Discover2019-12-12
  8. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Policy and Procedure Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Discover full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Discover is all about work/life balance and constantly strives to improve in this area

    Cons

    I personally have not had any negative experiences

    Discover2019-11-12
  9. "Communications at Discover"

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    Current Employee - Communications Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Discover full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits. Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Less and less focus on employee engagement and professional design.

    Discover2019-11-04
  10. "data analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Discover full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good culture and work life balance is awesome.

    Cons

    not much cons except little bit slow decision making

    Discover2019-10-27

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