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4.6 of 5 stars (44 Ratings)

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Great Experience and Great Perks!

5.0 of 5 stars

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

Would You Recommend

Yes

Unique internship within a caring and interesting environment that only gets better with each and every day that you set foot in the office!

4.8 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Paid Hotel Housing

Hotel serves hot breakfast every morning and dinner on select nights

Transporation to work provided

Only 45 minute train ride to Chicago (Metra station is literally across the street)

Casual and relaxed work environment

Team and project based environment

Numerous of career development, social networking, and volunteer events

Assigned mentor who is on your team

Exposure to upper management

Caring environment

Downers

The major project I worked on kinda started off a bit slow.

Advice to Potential Interns

Take advantage and appreciate every opportunity that the program directors provide you with because there will be lots of opportunities. The program directors really do a great job at expressing how much they care about you having a wonderful experience.

Would You Recommend

Yes

The best information technology internship that you could possibly get period

5.0 of 5 stars

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

Discover's friendly culture and diverse areas of business make it a great place for advancement with many opportunities for growth.

4.9 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Meaningful project work, great team enviornment, good culture at Discover with opportunities for mentorship and networking, and good opportunity to return full time.

Downers

Some of the interns were younger (rising Sophomores and Juniors) who seemed to need to mature personally and professionally.

Advice to Potential Interns

There are a lot of departments which you can be placed, some that fit the more "Marketing" definition than others. Regardless, with every placement there is opportunity to learn and have meaningful project work.

Sample Interview Questions

How does Discover make money?

In what area of the business could you see yourself in?



I was also asked if I were to take the internship, would I take a full time offer. And if so, would I be able to deal with the commute and would I stay at Discover long term.

Advice to Management

There sometimes were times where my boss had no work for me to do. I would have liked more work and to be able to contribute as much as possible to the team.

Would You Recommend

Yes

The Discover Internship Program delivers everything you could ever ask for from an internship program.

5.0 of 5 stars

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).

Would You Recommend

Yes

Challenging internship doing "real-life", valuable work

4.9 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

In Internal Audit, I felt as though my work was valued and useful to not only the Audit department, but to Discover as a whole. I was able to see the entire progression of an audit - planning, fieldwork, and reporting. I had a wonderful mentor who provided me the correct training in order to complete my internship successfully. I enjoyed the different events for the interns, i.e. Lunch and Learns with executive management and volunteer events, as well as events that allowed us to explore downtown Chicago.

Downers

I honestly don't have any cons to the internship. It was a great learning experience that I would recommend to anyone.

Advice to Potential Interns

Discover truly values its business, its employees, and its customers. It is a wonderful culture to be a part of and allows you to challenge yourself. Discover respects their interns and treats them as the future faces of the business. I would definitely recommend pursuing Discover to see if it is the right fit for you.

Sample Interview Questions

What do you know about the credit card industry?

Tell me about a time when...(behavioral questions)

Have you ever had to deal with risk?

Team based questions

Would You Recommend

Yes

Valuable, unique experience. What you see is what you get

5.0 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Given good work to do, good professional growth, got to learn many new things.

Downers

That it came to an end

Advice to Potential Interns

Discover is genuinely interested in helping you grow professionally. During the entire recruiting process, they work with you and account for your likes and dislikes. It is a two way street.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Exactly what I could want coming out of my sophomore year.

5.0 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

- networking opportunities

- learning from experienced professionals

- getting involved with meaningful work

Downers

I have nothing to say.

Advice to Potential Interns

let the recruitment team place you based off preferences -- do not come in with a preconceived idea of what you think you want to do

Sample Interview Questions

How many streetlights are there in Chicago?

Advice to Management

provide better context behind the type of work different teams do, and allow students to have an idea of what exact work they could be getting into before accepting

Would You Recommend

Yes

Discover is actively investing in cultivating young talent

5.0 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Accessibility of upper management, amenities provided, opportunities to contribute to team.

Downers

Not very competitive

Advice to Potential Interns

Fantastic learning opportunity

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great internship opportunity!

4.8 of 5 stars

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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