Discover Named a Best Place to Work for IT Professionals in 2020
July 09, 2020 at 09:00 AM EDT
Discover was recognized by IDG’s Insider Pro and Computerworld as a 2020 Best Places to Work in IT, one of 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staff while providing great benefits and compensation. This is the 17th year the company has been recognized as a best place to work for information technology professionals.
Discover ranks No. 18 among large companies on this year’s list. Computerworld developed the list based on extensive feedback from IT professionals at small, midsize and large companies. Discover’s ranking is based on factors such as benefits, career development, training and retention.
“Discover empowers talented people to build a brighter future through continuous learning and advancement of domain and technology mastery. By showcasing our industry-leading expertise and commitment to developing our employees, Discover is a sought-after destination for tech talent,” said Amir Arooni, new chief information officer at Discover. “I have been quite impressed with the collaboration between technology and our business partners, the extreme focus on solving customer problems and the drive to continuously improve our technology environment. I believe Discover is an exciting place to be with a digital-first mindset where top engineering talent can make a real difference.”
“As technology continues to evolve more rapidly than ever, attracting and retaining top IT talent to research, deploy and maintain that technology has never been more important or more challenging,” said Dan Muse, editor of IDG’s Insider Pro. “Companies that have earned a spot on the Insider Pro and Computerworld 2020 Best Place to Work in IT list share a common denominator: They create an environment that not only rewards workers with competitive compensation and benefits, but they also foster a spirit of diversity, social responsibility, training and innovation.”
Discover provides a competitive benefits package to all of its employees including a flexible work environment, generous 401(k) match and paid time off package, tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave and commuter benefits. The company provides various training programs to help foster career growth. In addition, through the Discover College Commitment program, eligible employees have the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree at no cost to select universities and programs on day one of employment. The company also has 11 Employee Resource Groups, which provides tools and resources to help employees connect, build communities at work and foster an inclusive environment.
Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a digital banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company issues the Discover card, America's cash rewards pioneer, and offers private student loans, personal loans, home loans, checking and savings accounts and certificates of deposit through its banking business. It operates the Discover Global Network comprised of Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation's leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance around the world. For more information, visit www.discover.com/company.