Deutsche Bank

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Deutsche Bank Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
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3.4 1,130 reviews

76% Approve of the CEO

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

Jürgen Fitschen & Anshu Jain

(271 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 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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    Professional Atmosphere

    Senior Analyst (Current Employee) Jacksonville, FL (US)

    ProsManagement listens to your ideas and incorporates them into the departments processes as needed.

    ConsCommunication still remains a problem across internal teams.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to listen to the employees to implement better process. Encourage monthly communications amongst peers.

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

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    Very Flat and Misogynistic Organization run by the Motherland

    Portfolio Analyst (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA (US)

    ProsGood compensation, healthcare, maternity leave benefits

    ConsSlow Growth, Limited Product Offering, Myopic Views from Corporate Leadership

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Job security

    Compliance (Current Employee) Jacksonville, FL (US)

    ProsJob security, good benefits, location

    ConsSalary, endless overtime hours with no compensation, unrealistic job expectations

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompensation evaluations should be done, the employees are underpaid for the amount of experience they have and the industry they work in.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Political and cost cutting environment

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

    ProsWork life balance is good, office is close to the beach and Towncenter.

    ConsVery difficult to move locations, training is non-existent and Series License is very difficult to get sponsorship.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay employees more with bonus packages available for good performance reviews. More management training for senior analyst.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Culture, politics and red step stop great people getting work done

    Project Manager (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGood, hardworking staff and a great compensation package. I had an amazing team who really worked together to try and achieve.

    ConsI was very excited when I got the job offer from DB. That excitement was very short lived. When I arrived I found that interdepartmental politics were taking the lead, and not much work getting done. This is one environment where moral is becoming low, and good staff are not able to get there jobs done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffice culture is suffering at the hands of senior Directors and Managing Directors. There is a lot to learn in terms of leadership and how to motivate staff. Impossible to deliver projects, no outlook, no structure, no drive to get things organised. Put the breaks on and re-evaluate.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    not so great environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood benefits - longer vacation for associates. 6 months of maternity leave, which is the longest i heard on the street. base salary is competitive. reasonably smart jr. level people.

    Conspoor work life balance, leadership culture is bad. not so knowledgeable Jr. level managers. training was almost zero. not so great bonus. poor internal mobility structure. unresponsive middle level managers.

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    Cumbersome

    Project Manager/Business Analyst (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsNice Cafeteria. Wall Street Location. Broker/Dealer Trading Desk people were very knowledgeable about the products they trade on a daily basis.

    ConsLack of communication and/or commitment. Rates IT had a very damaged reputation for Not understanding technology, and I couldn't fix that. Everyone afraid to lose their jobs, and won't commit to understanding in-house technology. No SME-Subject Matter Experts. Back stabbing - will take credit for your work, verbal abuses from those less knowledgeable about technology, etc.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior Managers should be in charge of the hiring process - Not employees. Employees will NOT Hire qualified people who may pose a threat to their position. Ineffective managers have high turnaround of consultants due to lack of personal insecurity surrounding knowledge-base. DB needs a "Centralized" IT Management Group to ensure individual departments meet criteria "Before" UAT Testing can begin, such as Base-lining and Unit-Testing. These will ensure successful implementation 1st time around, as well as Subject Matter Experts for each in-house proprietary platform in use today.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Typical European bank - lots of bureaucracy, can be painful to get things done

    Senior Front Office Developer (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsSome reasonably strong senior developers, the banks's size means it can invest in infrastructure and areas that smaller shops can't

    ConsPlenty of mediocre people around across all levels. Lots of red tape and processes to get anything done, within Technology, the focus was on pleasing tech management rather than delivering projects for the desk.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's understandable that technology goals might not align with short term business goals from the desk, but when this is completely skewed one way, the business relationship suffers and puts desk facing front office teams often in difficult situations.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting

    Director, Risk Officer and Manager (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsIt all depends on the boss. With the right boss this shop offers a lot.
    I guess my cons are more or less similar to competitors.
    If you swim down the river it is great. If you question the management you are history.
    I was satisfied until I decided to leave as I made enough money to have a happy life.
    I witnessed other who got the boot and where of course unhappy.

    ConsCulture has changed significantly and is the worst I have ever seen.
    Management by fear. Most decisions are not made in the interest of the shareholder.
    I witnessed many illegal transactions and cannot believe that regulators keep their eyes closed although they sit day and night next door in the Wall St office.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange the management would be my advice as it is ridiculous to have somebody in charge of changing a culture which they had implemented in the past. That simply does not work.

    General advice to young folks:
    If you do not like your boss, you better move on as you will never change him/her.
    Opportunities for young people are manyfold. ;)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosthe pay was on par with the street then

    Consmorale was awful but likely better than other shops.

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