Best Places to Work in IT 2012 Employer Profile

No. 49

Discover Financial Services

Riverwoods, Ill. [North Central]
http://www.discoverfinancial.com
http://www.mydiscovercareer.com

Why you want to work there

Helping employees achieve a healthy work/life balance is a priority for this Riverwoods, Ill.-based financial services firm. Its 80-acre campus boasts a running trail, outdoor basketball and volleyball courts, a cafeteria and a 19,000-square-foot fitness center. Other perks include free wellness screenings, dry-cleaning, a package mailing service, classified ads on the company intranet and chair massages. Nearly 30% of IT employees participate in the company's "hoteling" telework program, which allows them to connect to corporate systems seamlessly while working from home.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 28

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 11,408

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 1,163

IT employee turnover in 2011: 4%

IT promotions in 2011: 13%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2011: 2

Training budget per IT employee in 2011: $993

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 33%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 36%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 32%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 28%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 12%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 31%