Best Places to Work in IT 2016 Employer Profile

No. 25, Large

Discover Financial Services

Riverwoods, Ill. [North Central]
Discover Financial Services
Credit: Jordan Ziolkowski

Why you want to work there

The IT department at this Riverwoods, Ill.-based financial firm has an employee-centric culture that's engaging, trusting and transparent. Every employee has a voice and makes a commitment to colleagues, customers and the surrounding community. Staffers are encouraged to develop innovative products and services for customers and are welcome to meet with leaders to discuss and shape the company's future. Discover also offers great benefits, including substantial paid time off (five weeks for new employees), on-site fitness facilities, volunteer opportunities and a collaborative and flexible work environment.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 14,400

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 1,549

IT employee turnover in 2015: 6%

IT promotions in 2015: 8%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2015: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2015: $2,066

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 25

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 30

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 87%