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5.0 of 5 stars

The best information technology internship that you could possibly get period
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The company pays for you to live in a great hotel for the summer


Downers

Some times I had days with not much work because my team was too busy to assign work to me.


Advice to Potential Interns

Discover bases its hiring decisions on weather a candidate can fit well into the company culture.


Advice to Management

Try to have some form of plan for the interns work before the intern starts working.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

They take care of their interns
Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The outings

The free food

The volunteering

My co-workers.


Downers

Nothing, I thought that it was a great experience overall.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you get called down for canidates day, you will most likely get the job.


Advice to Management

Keep doing what you do, everything was well put togather.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

The perfect blend of career development opportunities and hands-on work in an open and supportive environment
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The best parts of the Discover Internship Program are:

-Opportunities to work with senior management

-Completing challenging work that was actually used by the department in which I worked

-Having an assigned mentor in the department

-Opportunities to work in the community with full-time employees (i.e. volunteer events)

-Opportunities to schedule one-on-one meetings with employees across departments to learn about their work

-Very open, relaxed, and collaborative culture

-Fun team building events for the interns (i.e. Boating and lunch on Lake Michigan during the work week)

-Speakers series where c level leaders spoke to interns about career development

-Interns are valued as professionals and are welcomed by team members


Downers

The only con that I can think of is that the program is not as well known outside of the Chicago area as I would expect for such a large company.


Advice to Potential Interns

Despite being a Fortune 500 company, Discover does not have a cut throat environment. In fact, it is quite the opposite. Discover emphasizes personal growth and works hard to give its interns the best possible experience. I feel extremely lucky that I had the opportunity to intern here because as I've looked at internships for the fall near my college, recruiters are very impressed by the work I did here. I have never felt more welcomed by a group of people I did not know than here at Discover.


Sample Interview Questions

They were pretty standard. Tell me about yourself and why you want to work at Discover were the two questions the entire interview revolved around. Doing research on the company and the products it offers was very helpful in mine.


Advice to Management

I think some more training specific to the department in which I was assigned would have been helpful. The general orientation all of the interns experience provides an excellent history of the company and overview of the industry. However, an overview of my department and the way it functions would have been helpful.


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4.9 of 5 stars

#1 Place to Work
Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

All of the Discover Financial Services interns are housed at a Marriott hotel not far from the office.


Downers

The pace of decision making here can be slow


Advice to Potential Interns

Consider this company if you want well-rounded exposure to multiple areas of the business.


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4.9 of 5 stars

Possibly the best summer of my life, exciting and meaningful work and great work life balance.
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The team I was on was absolutely great, they gave me plenty to work on and kept me involved with all sorts of tasks. The interns all lived together in an extended stay hotel which was basically a resort. So there was always something to do after work that was fun.


Downers

The pay is not exceptional. It by no means is low just not crazy. And the start up process upon starting the internship can be a little slow for some to get work.


Advice to Potential Interns

Discover is a great place to work. But to get the most out of it you need to be proactive. Always ask questions and always ask for more stuff to do. You wont learn anything by just sitting at your desk doing nothing.


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4.8 of 5 stars

Great internship opportunity!
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The camaraderie among the interns, given real and meaningful work, felt like a true employee and most interns are asked to come back full time.


Downers

I really can't think of anything!


Advice to Potential Interns

The company really treats their employees (and interns) well, making it a really enjoyable place to work.


Advice to Management

Nothing!


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Great Experience and Great Perks!
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The company itself and the living accomadations.


Downers

The schedule


Advice to Potential Interns

Come in with a open mind


Sample Interview Questions

Why do you think you fit at Discover


Advice to Management

Scheduling and technology training


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Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

The Discover Internship Program delivers everything you could ever ask for from an internship program.
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The culture at the Discover is amazing. They have mastered the art of a perfect work life balance. Every employee is looked at as a person, not just an employee. Everyone who works at Discover loves their job.


Downers

I loved everything about the internship. There are no cons.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be enthusiastic, learn from everything you do, and make connections with everyone (the interns and full-timers).


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4.9 of 5 stars

Discover - A great way to spend your summer
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Living among the other interns and learning the corporate life.


Downers

There are not many things that I didn't like.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be approachable and personable.


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Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

Great experience
Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

experience


Downers

working on large projects


Advice to Potential Interns

be more strict on providing documentation on the projects.


Sample Interview Questions

What are the difference between an overload method vs. a override method?


Advice to Management

obtaining access to documentations for projects


Would You Recommend

Yes


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