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Deutsche Bank Reviews

Updated 26 January, 2015
Updated 26 January, 2015
1,336 Reviews
3.2
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Deutsche Bank Co-Chairmen & CEO Jürgen Fitschen & Anshu Jain
Jürgen Fitschen & Anshu Jain
349 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance and a global footprint help one explore the corners of the world (in 109 reviews)

  • Change is the only constant - a highly dynamic work environment (in 70 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance; morale could go down at times (in 47 reviews)

  • a culture of long hours where they aren't required (in 63 reviews)

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  1.  

    A nice place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Very good corporate culutre
    Great command of professionals
    Lots of different technologies are being used

    Cons

    Taks are not always interesting
    Very big company - difficult to understand the whole value chain
    Need to be self-disciplined not to be overflowed by usual routine

  2.  

    Grate company to work....

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deutsche Bank

    Pros

    Good platform to work for freshers , excellent internal job training for employees, transport system

    Cons

    salary is not satisfied for freshers

  3.  

    Senior Java developer, Associate. Listed Derivatives Dpt

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Associate in Moscow (Russia)

    I have been working at Deutsche Bank

    Pros

    Stable job with good social pack, many interesting projects for those who likes to oprimize

    Cons

    No open source technologies used, lots of bureaucracy and formal processes (as in any banking)

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Solid place with lots to do and learn.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good co-workers and opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Better role-definition and cooperation between areas and regions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stampede for the door the day after the bonus checks clear

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President - Technology in Cary, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President - Technology in Cary, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Salary is well above anything else in the area, plus a fat bonus if you play the game well. Nice office, some of the best and smartest colleagues I've worked with anywhere in the Triangle. The talent here really is amazing. If the Bank would let us, we could be making world class software. Such a shame.

    Cons

    DB is a dinosaur of a company. They are trying to change (or so they say). The story of the Cary center is that the powers that be (London) brought in all these software people who are used to working in a modern software development environment, and they try to run us like it's 1994. Everyone is angling for a bonus, so short-term strategies are prioritized over long-term, leading to a disjointed mess.

    They won't leave us alone to do our jobs. There is no understanding of or appreciation for modern tools and practices or what makes software people tick. We're skinning legacy Java applications in GWT and they're calling it 'sexy'. We have people who would love to be doing really innovative financial applications in modern technologies like Node and Angular. But it'll never happen here.

    Politics. So many politics. The worst I've ever seen anywhere, ever.

    People stick it out for the money but everyone is burnt out, frustrated, and unhappy. People talk openly about interviewing other places.

    Management in Cary are nice but they have no real authority. Lots of empty promises to keep stringing you along until it's too late in the year to leave before bonus time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    London needs to learn how modern software works, or they need to go back to the vendor model and give up on the Cary dream.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Db review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deutsche Bank

    Pros

    Global bank with offices in every major city. Leading Fixed Income bank. Good training program.

    Cons

    Desks are interested in where you went to college, not what you can do- problem for non-core recruits. The euro is the reference currency, and the EU doesn't have a bright future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A bank is a bank, and this one will have to answer to the ECB… maybe move HQ to London?

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deutsche Bank

    Pros

    Get to learn a lot about banking

    Cons

    Slow processes and generally takes time to get things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To improve work environement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good European Bank but can be MUCH better

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice-President, Finance in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Vice-President, Finance in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, encourage diversity, internal mobility

    Cons

    Stone-age infrastructure, Below average Pay, Internal promotion process is political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue strategy to operate as the only EU bank providing full gambit of services
    Invest in the infrastructure (excluding temps and consultants)
    Eliminate waste by thorough review of roles performed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great on the resume, but...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deutsche Bank

    Pros

    It's a truly global bank with operations in practically all of the major markets.

    Cons

    This could just be limited to specific divisions or areas, but there are a lot of incompetent managers. It appears that in an attempt to diversify the leadership (from a gender, not a race, perspective), the company hires and promotes incompetent people. Good leadership is desirable and respected, regardless of the gender, but it seems the push to 'market' its gender diversity has resulted in the company hiring people in high-profile positions who are truly not qualified or competent. People-management is both a skill and a talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's not enough space here to list.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Controlled chaos. Nice people, but constant turnover.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    There are great people there, entrepreneurial environment.

    Cons

    Constant and relentless change. Very difficult to get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on stability, continuity and real career development.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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