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Deutsche Bank Reviews

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
1,234 Reviews
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Deutsche Bank Co-Chairmen & CEO Jürgen Fitschen & Anshu Jain
Jürgen Fitschen & Anshu Jain
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance and a global footprint help one explore the corners of the world (in 109 reviews)

  • Change is the only constant - a highly dynamic work environment (in 69 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance; morale could go down at times (in 45 reviews)

  • a culture of long hours where they aren't required (in 61 reviews)

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  1.  

    Culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deutsche Bank

    Pros

    Good all round group of people easy to get on with and a somewhat relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Deadlines can be pressured and long hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Large organisation with some excellent but also at times average employees

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    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England

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

    Pros

    Global powerhouse that has some truly exceptional talent.
    Work-life balance will vary depending on your division/team. For front office function expect 12 hour average working days.
    Top level leadership on the whole appears to have the right intentions but success of implementation remains uncertain.
    From experience DB typically will give young talent the chance to shine.

    Cons

    Despite many of years of integration efforts, teams remain siloed in comparison to other banks.
    - Inter team moves can be extremely challenging (e.g. FX sales to rates trading)
    - Politics can get intense at more senior levels with disproportionate amount of time spent on internal negotiations.
    - Some very aggressive individuals on the trading floor

    Away from the siloes, rest of the "cons" are unlikely different to investment banks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Too many contractors/consultants on absurd market rates.

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    Current Employee - Associate, Business Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate, Business Analyst in London, England

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

    Pros

    Technology orientated, visionary (notably in terms of offshoring operations to low-cost centres in India), efficient.

    Cons

    ~ Offshore staff are not SMEs;
    ~ Complex organization with very hard visibility;
    ~ Key staff with operational knowledge not rewarded;
    ~ Too many contractors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The gap between contracting and fixed-term employment is now so wide many have left to better pastures.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    This is one place were it seems employees do not get on very well

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    Former Employee - Associate - Technology in London, England
    Former Employee - Associate - Technology in London, England

    I worked at Deutsche Bank full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a big organisation so I would say it is good to have on your CV

    Cons

    Compensation not very good same story every year

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good environment to work and helpful co-worker

    Cons

    too many re-org in last 5 year and created more confusion

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Culture

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    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Deutsche Bank full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Collaborative, productive and supportive environment.

    Great facilities and locations.

    Good opportunities for career growth.

    Cons

    Unprecedented organisational change leading to relocation, redundancy and role change activity, which in turn has a negative effect on staff moral and productivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink short-term targets, with the view to longer term gains.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great career launch pad

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    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England

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

    Pros

    Great people, great work-life balance, great work environment, the company cares for your personal growth in the firm and on a broader basis, good mentoring

    Cons

    does not have much competitive edge outside of europe, very bureaucratic environment, has seen a lot of changes in structure recently

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Well paid ,but no life

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    Current Employee - Head of IT Development Unit in London, England
    Current Employee - Head of IT Development Unit in London, England

    I have been working at Deutsche Bank full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pays very well at top level

    Cons

    No work life balance, managed quarter by quarter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get management who truly believe the values

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Capable yes, mature no

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    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Former Employee - Director in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good people with a can do approach despite the cons. Should you choose a job, choose wisely and ask the difficult questions before diving in.

    Cons

    Lack of coordination, very siloed organisation, processes are lacking and consistency suffers as a result. Could be so impressive...but lacking true leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate and be leaders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Place to get good exposure

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deutsche Bank

    Pros

    great projects, great exposure, employees friendly

    Cons

    long working hours in some projects but too complex processes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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