Best Places to Work in IT 2013 Employer Profile

No. 38

Discover Financial Services

Riverwoods, Ill. [North Central]
http://www.discoverfinancial.com/
http://www.mydiscovercareer.com

Why you want to work there

Flexibility is paramount at this Riverwoods, Ill.-based financial services firm. In addition to flexible schedules and telework options, employees receive 25 days or more of paid time off that they can use for sick time, personal days or vacation as they see fit. Discover's benefits program, branded Livewell, focuses on "health, wealth and balance" with a range of educational resources, services and programs that address health improvement, financial planning and work/life balance.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 20

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 13,025

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 1,355

IT employee turnover in 2012: 5%

IT promotions in 2012: 9%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2012: 2

Training budget per IT employee in 2012: $1,110

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 32%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 32%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 32%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 28%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 14%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 30%