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Deutsche Bank Reviews

Updated 21 August 2014
Updated 21 August 2014
1,174 Reviews

3.3
1,174 Reviews
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Deutsche Bank Co-Chairmen & CEO Jürgen Fitschen & Anshu Jain
Jürgen Fitschen & Anshu Jain
282 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. 2 people 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Poor culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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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    Learned A Lot

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You will learn a lot here because it offers a challenging environment

    Cons

    More training needs to be provided for using some of systems

  6.  

    Good experience working in Global Teams

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Challenging work and good people

    Cons

    Career opportunities are limited for lateral movement

  7.  

    Professional Atmosphere

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Communication still remains a problem across internal teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to the employees to implement better process. Encourage monthly communications amongst peers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very Flat and Misogynistic Organization run by the Motherland

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Portfolio Analyst  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Portfolio Analyst in San Francisco, CA (US)

    Pros

    Good compensation, healthcare, maternity leave benefits

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Deutsche Bank is a good place to work, with the typical large company problems.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Support Manager  in  Jersey City, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Production Support Manager in Jersey City, NJ (US)

    Pros

    -Great benefits
    -Flexibility with work/life balance
    -lots of opportunities

    Cons

    -too much "red tape"
    -too many org changes
    -too many long term plans that change mid-stream

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop changing philosophy before the plans complete.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good learning but top heavy

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

    Pros

    sheer breadth of markets and product type that it is involved allows you to learn a lot very quickly.

    Cons

    firm is top heavy leading to huge political shenanigans and power struggles. the recent clamp down on reducing exposure is hampering multiple deals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management should work to turn around the current upside down pyramid management structure

  11.  

    Steep learning curve with good exposure

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

    Pros

    Well discussed compensation, constant growth and exposure opportunities

    Cons

    Hectic work schedule including working on weekends as per requirement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well charted out leave policy discussed with manager in start of the year

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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