Discover Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jan 22, 2021

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Discover CEO 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
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      Friendly Place with a Great Balance

      Jan 16, 2021 - Software Developer in Deerfield, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work Life Balance, Friendly Employees and Mangers, Great Location, Amazing Facilities

      Cons

      Not many that come to mind

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    2. 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
    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Depends on the manager

      Jan 22, 2021 - Senior Manager in Riverwoods, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work Life Balance, Flexible work schedule

      Cons

      Depends on the manager, Slow and political

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      2 people found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Amazing Company for people who need a cozy job with proper work life balance

      Jan 9, 2021 - Senior Data Science Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People, CTC, Work-Life Balance, Ample leaves, good 401K

      Cons

      Not a good company for people who are looking for an exponential growth

      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Nice Fin tech company to work for

      Jan 14, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Riverwoods, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Employee Friendly, Good benefits, work life balance, giving back to community

      Cons

      Still more room for technologically advancement when compared to fin tech competitors

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      A work life balance company

      Jan 12, 2021 - Principal Data Science 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1. Work - life balance 2. Good pay 3. Friendly working environment

      Cons

      Some teams are led by people who had no data background with unreasonable asks.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) with 5+ years of Manual and Automation Software Testing experience

      Jan 6, 2021 - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Health, Vision and Dental Insurance. Life and Accident Insurance.

      Cons

      lack of work/life balance, unrealistic expectations from management, too much work,

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Company to work for

      Dec 24, 2020 - Senior Manager in North West
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company cares a lot about their employees and the leadership nurture your career and provide you opportunities to develop your skills.

      Cons

      No cons if you are looking for a company that provides very good work life balance and a decent salary

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great culture, long-term employees result in terrible processes

      Apr 10, 2020 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I've never been at a company that is more employee-centric than Discover. The focus on work/life balance and employee benefits is fantastic, and is something the executive tier prides themselves on - with good reason. The flexibility with schedules and working environments is amazing, and the salaries are generally pretty healthy. The CEO is determined to make the company more competitive, and is actively bringing in talented, new leadership, which is getting everyone excited.

      Cons

      Because the company takes care of employees so well, the number of double-digit year employees is the rule, not the exception. 20+ year employees are everywhere. This results in a complacency with "how things have always been done". The long-term employees tend to bully the newcomers, and new ideas are definitely _not_ welcome in most environments, despite what is said. Think 1950's IBM - the managers are always right because you haven't been there as long as they have. A good purging of the long-term director-level would make the company much more agile and competitive in its practices. Don't just move them around, give them severance.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Employee Engagement

      Jan 12, 2021 - Team Leader in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Employee Engagement is crucial and they always make employee and customers first priority.

      Cons

      Hard to have a work life balance.

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