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Mixed bag

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Assistant Vice President - Back Office in New York, NY (US)
Current Employee - Assistant Vice President - Back Office in New York, NY (US)

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

Pros

Lots of room to identify issues and work independently to come up with solutions to fix the same. Issues are endless, so there is definitely a lot of room to work in this space.

Cons

Getting management to acknowledge the issue and agree on a plan for remediation that can be completed is definitely a difficult task. Many remediation projects get started, but few ever get finished.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hold staff accountable for quality, and make sure staff completes work they are assigned.

Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    4 years in Moscow IBIT office

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Moscow (Russia)

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

    Pros

    First thing - Well established and managed software development process. At least any type of engineer should aware of business processes in production. DB leaves you a good opportunity to get to know all of this aspects.

    A lot of things done by management to resolve the main problem - communication. You got own phone number, cell phone, web cam. You will participate in almost all meeting and discussion. You will be aware of plans and decision made within your team, area of responsibility etc.

    Team of highly educated and experienced professionals.

    Cons

    New employees should be aware of department/technology interviewed for. There are several of them using previous age tech.

    A quite big amount of layers of managers( responsibilities ) between you and actual delivery. But this could varies between team to team.

    Salary amount revision happens once a year and not marker oriented. This problem caused a huge brain drain in 2012.

    Almost impossible to get a title. Its easier to get one on interview process.
    Here is my example:
    - five completed production ready projects with direct business benefits.
    - project management for last eight months
    - SL3 24/7 for NY
    Its all went on Associate title and in 2012 I was not ranked as AVP.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Shorten release cycles. Introduce some of the agile methodology.
    -KPI revision should be done every three months.
    -Salary should be at least average of the market.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Equity Analyst Junior

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Tokyo (Japan)

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

    Pros

    One of the largest investment bank. Higher salary than normal companies.

    Cons

    Bad work life balance. Low upside for bonus even if you work hard and achieve goals. Lack of job security. DB is a bond house, has low commitment to equity business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build a long term strategy. Don't fire good people for short term market up and down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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