Deutsche Bank Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
1,187 Reviews

3.3
1,187 Reviews
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Deutsche Bank Co-Chairmen & CEO Jürgen Fitschen & Anshu Jain
Jürgen Fitschen & Anshu Jain
292 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance and a global footprint help one explore the corners of the world (in 104 reviews)

  • Change is the only constant - a highly dynamic work environment (in 62 reviews)


Cons
  • The work life balance is crap and if you want to transfer between teams forget it (in 41 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    good

    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deutsche Bank as a contractor

    Pros

    There is a skilled and professional work force and a pride in the quality of work. Continuity through contract staff as much as perm

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is stifling, seems to take a long time for people to make decisions if they ever do.

  2.  

    Good company and work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President - Technology  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President - Technology in London, England

    I worked at Deutsche Bank full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Worked in IT as project manager. Work is relatively not stressful and allow for good work life balance.

    Cons

    Work may not be too challenging and becomes boring after a year or two. Not much career progression especially in the middle to back office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for more structured global mobility for employees who want to move into other areas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Most exclusive springweek of the industry and overall a Pretty good programme for those who want to know what IB is like

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Springweek Intern  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Springweek Intern in London, England

    I worked at Deutsche Bank as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good organisation, friendly recruiters, plenty of networking, was at a very friendly desk

    Cons

    Almost no social events for the interns

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Challenging but rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head of Sales Reporting  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Head of Sales Reporting in London, England

    I have been working at Deutsche Bank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good environment to work in

    Cons

    Systems and processes are not aligned

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    No scope for career advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deutsche Bank full-time

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues.
    Acceptable starting salary.
    Good benefits and bonus.
    Use the company for experiance and look to move on.

    Cons

    Promotion rules set by HR are too tough.
    Lack of career mobility or advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick people based on talent and experiance, and not your favourites.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very low pay, no flex, long hours

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England

    I have been working at Deutsche Bank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good to start your career

    Cons

    Long hours, low pay, promo criteria change every year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow flexi time to compensate for overtime

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Hard work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Category Manager  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Category Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Deutsche Bank full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Rewarding if you are prepared to work hard

    Cons

    Demanding and relentless work ethic required

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognise good workers more often

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    supportive culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in London, England

    I worked at Deutsche Bank full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    flat management is very unique

    Cons

    could include more rotations for more internship roles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more interaction with interns

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Challenging environment to deliver change, unless regulatory drivers for your project, which are currently the priority.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Deutsche Bank as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Direct access to senior managers when needed, a huge number of long-serving staff that know great amounts of information, a board-level desire to improve the corporate culture for the better.

    Cons

    High turnover in IT, legacy systems and processes that slow delivery down, to at times a standstill. A huge number of "big four" and other consultants.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Dump. Some great people let down by poor top down management. Work elsewhere if you can.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England

    I have been working at Deutsche Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary is okay, but other banks pay more
    Canteen okay
    Some great benefits such as share options which are used to lure you in.

    Cons

    HR are a miserable and can be aggressive. I got to see this because I asked for a few improvements which virtually all other banks had (multi-faith rooms etc)
    Good staff and line manager can be found but ruined by everything else.
    Poor facilities, gym overcrowded (if you can get a place in the first place)

    Disapproves of CEO

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