Discover Employee Reviews about "great benefits"

Updated 17 Dec 2020

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  1. "Great company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Discover full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits many opportunities to learn and grow

    Cons

    Frequent change management and lack of direction

  2. COVID-19

    "Amazing"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retirement Account Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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)


  3. "Great company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Manager in Riverwoods, IL

    I have been working at Discover full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and paid time off.

    Cons

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

  4. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Lack of clear direction, but great benefits"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Engineer in Riverwoods, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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. "Incredibly stressful, but extremely rewarding if you can perform!"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Call Escalation Group 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    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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  6. "One of a kind culturee"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Discover full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    One of a kind culture, growth opportunities, professional and personal development opportunities, sense of belonging, inclusive, tuition reimbursement, great benefits

    Cons

    As with any company, there are politics

  7. "Discover Financial Services"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Discover full-time

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity for development. Great benefits Good culture

    Cons

    Promoting-it’s about who you know, not what you know.

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    "A Mixed Bag"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Riverwoods, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Discover full-time for less than a year

    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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  9. "DFS jobs"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Senior Collections Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Discover full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and lots of kind people.

    Cons

    Toxic workplace. Constant pressure to over-perform. High level negativity if not in top performers. Upper management picks and chooses favorites.

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Senior Business Risk Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Discover full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, somewhat flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Disorganized, over complicated, reactive, no balance.

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