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5.0 of 5 stars

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Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The work was sufficient and interesting and the people were great.


Downers

Can't say I have much to complain about.


Advice to Potential Interns

If Discover has a department that you are interested, apply today.


Sample Interview Questions

Asked what classes I had taken and what I had worked on previous to the internship.


Advice to Management

Discover is a great place to work and is already taking steps every day toward becoming better.


Would You Recommend

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).


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

An incredible experience to understand all aspects of Marketing
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The best aspects of the internship are the corporate culture at Discover and the intern programs across all departments.


Downers

I wish we got to understand other areas of the company, specifically other Marketing departments better.


Advice to Potential Interns

Collaboration is at the core of Discover, being able to manage relationships and working together in a group is key.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.9 of 5 stars

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

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5.0 of 5 stars

Discover is the greatest company ever!
Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Meeting new people, working with a wonderful team, and learning more about my field of study.


Downers

Not having enough work as a full-time employee.


Advice to Potential Interns

Work as hard as you can and take advantage of all of the learning oppourunities


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.9 of 5 stars

Challenging internship doing "real-life", valuable work
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


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Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Discover is actively investing in cultivating young talent
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


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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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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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Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

Great summer! I learned a lot and met some really fantastic people.
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

There were many intern outings that allowed me to network with other interns and employees. I also was part of an already established team of full time employees, that let me see what it would really be like to work for the company. I worked hard, but also had time to enjoy an hour of lunch and a game of ping pong on a regular basis. The living situation was also top notch.


Downers

At the beginning of the summer it took a bit to get a busy schedule, because my team's project was at a point where there wasn't much for me to do.


Advice to Potential Interns

Discover places a lot of emphasis on personality. You have to be able to hold a conversation with strangers, and view your coworkers as friends. One would probably have a much more intensive learning experience at another company, but if you value work life balance, Discover is the perfect place to be.


Sample Interview Questions

Many of my questions were behavioral based. It was different for other departments, but at least for IT interns the interviews were very laid back and more of a conversation instead of an interview. They mostly wanted to see if our personality would be a good for the company.


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