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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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    Not the worst place for a 21 year old wanting to build his/her resume

    Operations Analyst (Former Employee) Jacksonville, FL (US)

    ProsGood health insurance, located in a good area of JAX

    ConsBoring routine work, managers are only concerned about their careers, promos are hard to get, temp employees make significantly more than permanent ones for easy reporting functions. Promotions are not always based on knowledge or skills but on politics. Not a fun work environment. Everybody looks like a zombie.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart focusing on the advancement of your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging

    Assistant Vice President (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsYou can learn many job functions. Promotes inter mobility

    ConsCost Cutting. No increment past few years

    Advice to Senior ManagementPeople are your resources. Learn to appreciate them

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Benefits, Poor Management and processes

    Assistant Vice President - Technology (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits, good software deployment processes, good office and facilities, People who have been in the company for a long time and grown to senior positions

    ConsLate sitting was common, No scheduled release cycles, Insufficient resources provided to perform work, Micro management, people generally work by escalations

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to have regular feedback sessions with staff, analyse the amount of time staff/contractors spend in office, the reason for late sitting and weekend working which was found commonly across IT teams. Need to spread good friendly culture and be people focused rather than just task focused

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Typical bank with serious issues with management.

    Assistant Vice President - Technology (Current Employee) Moscow (Russia)

    ProsVery good medical insurance, good work/life balance. It's easy to get day-off or work from home when needed. Some employee even manage to negotiate constant remote working contract.

    ConsIt relates to Moscow office only, not sure if it's the same in other offices. Many managers use very "soviet" style of people management. Couching doesn't exist at all. Even though there are a lot of practices and ideas that are promoted by HR from London/NY offices, local management mostly ignores it.

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

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    Solid place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prospeople are good, cafeteria is awesome. They are always looking to improve

    ConsInefficiencies in the system, it takes a while to get up and running

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Former DB employee

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExcellent benefits, a supportive corporate culture, and a real commitment to corporate philanthropy and citizenship. I loved working there.

    ConsAmerican and -German culture differences.

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    Strong Leadership, Open culture

    Vice President (Former Employee) Mumbai (India)

    ProsNon-hirearcial, Strong vision, informal work environment

    ConsHighly matrixed, very slow in decisions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice environment to work on and best colleagues

    Unix Administrative (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsTechnically very good environment to work

    ConsNo clear decisions by higher management

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

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    Great and smart people

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery smart people; great resources

    ConsIt is a bigger company, which might not appeal to everybody

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    Culture

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood all round group of people easy to get on with and a somewhat relaxed environment.

    ConsDeadlines can be pressured and long hours.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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