Deutsche Bank Reviews

Updated 10 September 2014
Updated 10 September 2014
1,182 Reviews
3.3
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Deutsche Bank Co-Chairmen & CEO Jürgen Fitschen & Anshu Jain
Jürgen Fitschen & Anshu Jain
296 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.  

    Attention to detail. People friendly company. Some management and procedures a bit stiff.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at Deutsche Bank as an intern

    Pros

    Good work environment, great people. Efficient, German style. Very stable, risk management is good.

    Cons

    Work efficiency is affected by the lengthy regulations and internal compliances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should allow more flexibility and case-sensitive solutions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    DB had a great graduate training program

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    Former Employee - Vice President  in  Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Vice President in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

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

    Pros

    DB has a great graduate training program, with very structured training material and classes with rotations on various desks and great people who manage the whole program. Lots of smart and very capable people working in the bank.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are some limitations on the IT side of things in terms of infrastructure investment and sometimes there appears to be a lot of internal competitions between people for business etc - but that may be expected of any bank

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think having more personal growth would be very beneficial with courses for personal training, development and growth; management programs etc;

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Cautiously optimistic about the real growth potential

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Deutsche Bank full-time

    Pros

    great place for emerging talent and to make a name for yourself.

    Cons

    compensation, technology, senior management, too much politics and not enough collaboration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Division heads need to better scrutinize who they have managing their businesses. Corporate politics is detracting from any business taking place as business heads are more concerned about personal gain than focused on growing the business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Service Management Analyst  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Service Management Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and co-operative.

    Cons

    don't see any con that the company have

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good as the way it is

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not a bad place to work - has its ups and downs

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good work ethic/culture here.

    Cons

    Been lots of org changes, but I think the worst is over. 2014+ looks bright.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good work environment with energetic and professional colleagues

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    Former Employee - Financial Services  in  Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Financial Services in Birmingham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Excellent fellow staff; very well positioned site in the centre of Birmingham; good social life associated with work and the site managers made an effort to maintain the energy levels of the staff

    Cons

    Treated too much like an external service provider to London by some of the senior managers in the bank, and not like part of the same company. Too many senior managers in DB looking to blame others for major projects not being delivered rather than look for solutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None for Birmingham Management; but London Managers could learn to work more collaboratively with the very talented staff they have in Birmingham.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Trade Support

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    Current Employee - Senior Operations Analyst  in  Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Analyst in Jacksonville, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Fun, entertaining, great work people

    Cons

    50 hour weeks, always dealing with dumb people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allow people to grow within the company, provide licenses

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good time at DB as an Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deutsche Bank

    Pros

    Great culture and very supportive staff

    Cons

    Not too high on the league tables in the US

  10.  

    Good work life balance (for GT department)

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, good IT processes, supportive management. Compensation is excellent for good performance individual

    Cons

    Major projects are based out of Europe, a lot of oursourcing to other countries, not much opportunities in Sngapore

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avoid too frequent reorganizaton

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Non Colloborative Culture

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Deutsche Bank as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Free Parking and Convenient Eateries Nearby.

    Cons

    Unfriendly working environment. No one wants to share. Management is stifling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't send department wide emails telling people not to speak English in the common areas - that does not look good on your cultural diversity kudos. I'm 100% English and I'm ashamed to have experienced this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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