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Innovation, simplicity, collaboration. Openness, volunteerism, enthusiasm. Doing the right thing and treating all with respect. These are the values that guide every action and interaction at Discover – and the principles that define the difference we’re making in the lives of customers and employees alike.

At Discover, our mission is to attract, hire and retain the best and brightest people – those who understand and share our dedication to excellence. There’s something unique at work here, and we invite you to learn more about our:
Core Values
Discover Leadership Behaviors
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
Spirit of Volunteerism

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Core Values
Eight core values and guiding behaviors help define our culture. These values, which are carefully woven into everything we do, include:

Doing the Right Thing

* Displaying integrity and performing to the highest ethical and business standards
* Being accountable for your own actions and results; acknowledging and learning from mistakes
* Encouraging the personal growth of others

Innovation

* Finding ways to be first to market
* Promoting continuous improvement
* Encouraging prudent risk taking and having tolerance for honest mistakes
* Recognizing and rewarding truly inventive initiative and risk taking

Simplicity

* Providing clear and direct messages
* Working to streamline workflow
* Making efficient use of resources and time

Collaboration

* Promoting cooperative efforts with others, and being a team player
* Working toward the most effective, mutually satisfactory solution
* Developing positive, professional partnerships with colleagues and customers

Openness

* Communicating openly and honestly with others; fostering an environment of trust
* Providing and accepting ideas and feedback
* Listening to, understanding and appreciating other's viewpoints

Volunteerism

* Recognizing and supporting the needs of our communities
* Committing time and energy to the company's volunteer activities
* Assisting and supporting team members and customers in achieving company, team and individual goals

Enthusiasm

* Exhibiting a clear understanding and commitment to the company's vision, mission, values and business strategies
* Displaying a high energy level, and going the extra mile
* Fostering a creative/fun environment that recognizes and celebrates achievements

Respect

* Encouraging and valuing the opinions of team members and customers
* Honoring and respecting diversity of people, their ideas and their work styles
* Promoting and demonstrating a balance between work and home life
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Discover Leadership Behaviors
Achieving long-term success as a business requires leadership at every level of the organization. To achieve a high level of performance and to meet our business goals, all employees are expected to exhibit these behaviors. Our talent management efforts focus on developing these behaviors and also guide us how we select, assess, and reward our talent.
Company Leadership
Actions that make us a great company and impact the overall success of Discover Financial Services
Results Leadership
Actions that drive the execution of our overall strategy and supporting goals
Thought Leadership
Actions that bring innovation, improvements and expertise; create opportunities and address challenges
People Leadership
Actions that build our relationships with others
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Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

One of the many great things about Discover is our diversity. Over the years our company has been a place where we appreciate diversity and practice inclusive behaviors. We have done this naturally because it's the right thing to do and because our values have always emphasized the importance of respect. Our diversity drives innovation that creates industry-leading solutions for our customers.

We like to say 'Diversity is the mix… Inclusion is making the mix work!'

Our commitment is guided and supported by our formal Diversity & Inclusion strategy, which is an integral part of our business. The strategy focuses on four key groups: employees, customers, suppliers and communities. Support for our diversity and inclusion efforts comes from the highest level of the company – from our CEO, David Nelms, our Executive Committee and a Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board.

Employee Connection Groups are an exciting way for employees to support and become involved with our diversity and inclusion initiatives. These grassroots groups are a way for employees with a common identity to:

  • Contribute to Discover's overall business priorities
  • Drive our diversity and inclusion strategy forward
  • Provide opportunities for personal and professional development.
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Spirit of Volunteerism
In keeping with our values of volunteerism and doing the right thing, and our determination to make a positive impact on peoples' lives, Discover Financial Services believes in being a good corporate citizen particularly in communities where our employees live and work. We are committed to supporting the many volunteer efforts of our employees and have an interest in supporting educational initiatives. Specific programs and partners we support include:
Discover Scholarship Program
You Care, We Share Giving and Volunteer Program
Discover Cares Month
Junior Achievement
Make-A-Wish Foundation®
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Community Affairs
Discover Financial Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified applications without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.
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