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Deutsche Bank Reviews in Birmingham, England

Updated March 5, 2014
Updated March 5, 2014
1,173 Reviews

3.3
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Deutsche Bank Co-Chairmen & CEO Jürgen Fitschen & Anshu Jain
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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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very low pay, no flex, long hours

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)

    Pros

    Good to start your career

    Cons

    Long hours, low pay, promo criteria change every year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow flexi time to compensate for overtime

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not Worth It - Go Elsewhere!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate in Birmingham, England (UK)

    Pros

    (1) External training courses are usually approved
    (2) Pension
    (3) Maternity pay

    Cons

    (1) Long hours
    (2) Very poor management
    (3) Low pay in comparison to hours
    (4) Staff bullied by London Teams
    (5) Excessive off Shoring - to the point where there is hardly any knowledge left and a role is never safe

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on retaining staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good opportunity but limited scope for development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)

    Pros

    Potential to learn a lot about investment products

    Cons

    Lack of career progression, happy to get interns in to replace experienced professionals rather than allowing them to develop. Long hours not reflected in wage.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Wannabe yuppee's willing to step on each other's toes to get a 20p/hour pay rise. Salary is not great.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Birmingham, England (UK)

    Pros

    Easy to get in and grab some Tier 1 experience for your CV.

    Cons

    It's a hard graft and too easy to get into politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mainly headless chickens. The ones who are good normally don't last due to deep politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Safe job

    Current Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Birmingham, England (UK)

    Pros

    If you're after stability, Db will give that to you.
    Also great location for family - if you want to get away from London

    Cons

    As there isn't much other investment banking companies in Birmingham you will find it hard to negotiate salaries etc and will probably have to stay out unless you're willing to move location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More opportunities for loyal employees are needed...

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    The worst job ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Birmingham, England (UK)

    Pros

    No pros at all, rubbish bank to work for.

    Cons

    A big bank from outside, Rotting inside. Bullies, never appreciate hardworks, love bullshitters. No clear career development, concentrate on rubbish internal campaigns, treat staff as a number.London control and treat Birmingham staff like slaves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an eye on middle management in Birmingham. Senior management in London

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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