August 06, 2013

Discover Named As A Best Place To Work For IT Professionals

Benefits, Work-Life Balance Recognized for 11th Consecutive Year

RIVERWOODS, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 6, 2013-- Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) has been named as one of IDG’s Computerworld “100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology” for 2013. Discover ranked 38, marking the 11th consecutive year the company has been named on the list.

“Our IT professionals quickly engage and adapt to a challenging and fast-paced work environment and this responsiveness has helped make Discover a leading direct bank and payments company,” said Glenn Schneider, chief information officer at Discover. “Discover’s continued placement on this list shows our commitment to providing our employees an environment that fosters a positive work-life balance.”

Computerworld’s 20th annual list ranks the top 100 workplaces for technology professionals based on salary, benefits, diversity, career development and training, among other factors. Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers regarding company offerings, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.

"We applaud the organizations on the Best Places to Work in IT list for creating and sustaining dynamic IT work environments," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "It's clear that the best IT workplaces are constantly raising the bar with great benefits, new learning opportunities, access to cutting-edge technologies and challenging business-critical projects."

Discover’s commitment to striking a healthy work-life balance, including offering employees 25 days of paid time off and performance-based incentive plans, helped secure this year’s ranking. The company also developed a benefits program, branded Livewell, which offers a range of educational resources, services and programs that address health improvement, financial planning and work-life balance.

To see current opportunities to work for Discover, including more information regarding campus locations and benefits, go to To view Discover’s full profile on the “Top 100” list, visit

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About Discover

Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a direct 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 operates the Discover card, America's cash rewards pioneer, and offers home loans, private student loans, personal loans, checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit and money market accounts through its direct banking business. Its payment businesses consist 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 in more than 185 countries and territories. For more information, visit

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