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Deutsche Bank Reviews

Updated 16 August 2014
Updated 16 August 2014
1,170 Reviews

3.3
1,170 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 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.  

    Just another big bank

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Jacksonville, FL (US)

    Pros

    Pay is descent and the company has documentation for some of its processes.

    Cons

    Just like any big bank, the expectation of staying late even when you have nothing to do is necessary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a plan and stick to it. Instead of changing everything on a daily basis.

  2.  

    mbs dev

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    polyapths, linux, c++, java, intex

    Cons

    bureaucracy, support, inrasturcture, commitment, being on time.

  3.  

    Summer intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It was a paid internship which was nice. The people are very friendly and helpful. It was a good resume builder

    Cons

    The opportunity to move up was slightly limited. The actual work itself was not very challenging and kind of mundane.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Growth-oriented but heavily political with no vision

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Associate in Jacksonville, FL (US)

    Pros

    Good growth, learning, global business exposure

    Cons

    Very poor technology, limited vision from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best way to make money in this business is to actually work towards making money, not saving it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Youthful environment, lots of work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst  in  Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Jacksonville, FL (US)

    Pros

    Great advancement opportunities. International organization that has history of success.
    Good resume builder due to prestige of company
    Leads to versatility and diversity due to scope of positions and work load.
    Work with international divisions. Get to know different cultures and new ways of doing business.

    Cons

    Not big on training. Very informal training.
    Long working hours due to understaffing.
    The pay is on the lower end of the spectrum.
    Many of the upper level managers are somewhat indifferent and unfriendly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good fixed, lousy culture, no meritocracy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Vice President in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    Good fixed pay, low pressure

    Cons

    Bad culture, very political, bad management, no clear strategy, very fragmented organisation. No people development, cut-throat environment, each for himself / herself

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Unstable management changes

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Associate in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    Decent pay, nice culture (for small team). Definitely a good place to kick start career in banking industry, better to join as graduate trainee for more exposure.

    Cons

    Too many changes at management level. Lost with company's direction. Vast budget cut, unable to get education sponsorship though the company encourages "talent development".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to stabilise the management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good

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

    Pros

    Work will be there always

    Cons

    Lot of top level management changes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to have a direction but that has now gone

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Cary, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cary, NC (US)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits package is good. People are great.

    Cons

    We originally joined to build a 'software company' which was what the CIO told us we would be. A reorganization in 2013 killed that and now we are a low cost maintenance factory. The good leaders who cared have left this year and the middle managers that remain are mostly concerned with politics and empire building. Local staff have no authority. Most control is from London or New York. Work is mostly maintenance or *legacy* development. This place used to be interesting but it isn't any more. Most people I know are looking for another job, but stay because the pay is good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some interest in the center. Give people in Cary responsibility as was originally planned and promised.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Poor culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    They are tight with budget, behind on systems (depending on how they value the department). Transparency is low and compliance culture is poor.

    Cons

    Poltical and closed off. You never really know what issues are at hand until the heads start rolling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look after your staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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