Best Places to Work in IT 2017 Employer Profile

No. 31, Large

Discover Financial Services

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

Why you want to work there

Discover Financial Services provides a supportive, collaborative environment and offers employees a compelling benefits package that includes robust internal training and development programs; flexible working arrangements; a generous paid time-off policy featuring five weeks of vacation for new employees, eight weeks of parental leave for primary caregivers and two weeks for secondary caregivers; on-site fitness facilities; and volunteer opportunities. The Riverwoods, Ill.-based company has built an employee-centric culture that is engaging, trusting and transparent, where every employee has a voice and has opportunities to deliver innovation and meet with leaders to discuss and shape what happens in the company.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 15,368

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 1,528

IT employee turnover in 2016: 8%

IT promotions in 2016: 10%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2016: 10

Training budget per IT employee in 2016: $2,552

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: 74%