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Deutsche Bank Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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3.4 1,124 reviews

76% Approve of the CEO

Deutsche Bank Co-Chairmen & CEO Jürgen Fitschen & Anshu Jain

Jürgen Fitschen & Anshu Jain

(269 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance and a global footprint help one explore the corners of the world(in 102 reviews)

  • Change is the only constant - a highly dynamic work environment(in 63 reviews)


Cons
  • The work life balance is crap and if you want to transfer between teams forget it(in 40 reviews)

  • It's very much a grind and long hours and can get quite confrontational(in 45 reviews)

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    Welcoming. Not maximising effectiveness.

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsWelcoming. Inclusive. Approachable. Reasonable hours.

    ConsPolitical. Not streamlined. Project Management. Presentation over content.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecruit senior project managers who drive the project and deliver, while keeping team onside.

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    Very bright people and feel previliged to have worked here, but too much red-tape and processes

    Applications Developer (Former Employee) London, England

    Pros- had a great team to work with, smart, bright, competent people.
    - not as stressed as American investment banks
    - great employee training resources
    - decent non-monetary benefits

    Cons- lot of redundant higher managers (looks like it's changed after Jain took over!), hence lack of IT direction
    - HR could take a more proactive role in addressing employee concerns

    Advice to Senior ManagementDisclaimer: Opinions are solely personal and not neccesarily indicative of how the bank itself was, but the teams worked with.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Work for life in DB IT - quite possibly

    IT Manager (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsGood comp, unlimited growth opportunities for those who are ready to take them, accessible learning and development, very large

    ConsBureaucratic, everything is slow, often unclear or messy org structure, sometimes team work is inefficient

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the basics instead of changing the senior management structures. Help people on the ground do their daily job more efficiently by removing impediments. You will be amazed by how much more efficiency you can gain from the same team.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Neutral Place

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompetitive salary, bright people, challenging situations, aim to become top investment bank, strong European hold

    ConsStill trying to mimic goldmans, a bit conservation in business decisions, bureauractic place

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter to incentivize people with higher salary, should aim for less turnover for efficiency purposes

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    intensive and results-driven style type

    Technology Analyst (Former Employee) London, England

    Proswork with lots of wise people
    steep learning curve helps you for the future

    Consoffice politics exits and quite significant

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great support within the team. A bit shame that cost-cutting finally wipe the whole team

    Analyst (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsGood employee benefit. Good work life balance

    ConsVery unrealistic strategies. Some divisions was shrinking while some was overpaid

    Advice to Senior ManagementCost cutting is overrated

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Intern at Transaction banking

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood recruitment process, fast response

    Consthey are yet to be discovered

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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood culture in a laid back enviornment

    ConsWages are much lower than London

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    Exceptional

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExtremely friendly people. - doesn't feel like work. Great benefits - financially and generally for your career. Love the firm and my work.

    ConsHours are obviously long, and there isn't really lunch breaks - just grab something, etc. but these are elements that you'd expect - so can't really complain.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Strong European Investment Bank

    Summer Analyst (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsExciting place to work and excellent opportunities.

    ConsInvestment Management not as strong as Investment Banking unit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood job to create a challenging work environment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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