Deutsche Bank CIB Reviews

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
35 Reviews
3.2
35 Reviews
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Deutsche Bank CIB Co-Chairman Jürgen Fitschen
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  1.  

    Great place to get started, grow and develop a career in Leveraged Finance.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deutsche Bank CIB

    Pros

    Rewarding commercial/ investment bank to work for. Employees work with a sense of ownership of the firm.

    Cons

    Promotions take longer. More responsibilities may not be accompanied by more resource allocations. Challenging working environment at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Messages from top executives sometimes do not address key concerns of middle management.

  2.  

    Entrepreneurial but not a great choice for women or minorities in many business areas

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Deutsche Bank CIB full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial environment. Still growth in many businesses. Could really turn around with the right regional management and some hands on leadership

    Cons

    Weak leadership and highly political. Very little diversity in several businesses. Management openly undermine new and upcoming women leaders. Needs to introduce a culture of accountability and consequence from the top down. Still in boys club mode which will continue to get them into trouble as a firm. NY is worse then other regions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversity should be an important element in management. Clear mandates and a path to success is in everyone's best interest and makes for a better quality of work. HR should play a more active role to educate management about unconscious bias and introduce a environment of accountability and consequence. I would steer away talent from DB for these reasons at the present but believe the platform could be stellar with the right people at the helm in NA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    competitive environment to work there

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Deutsche Bank CIB full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    the competitive environment makes everyone to make all effort to excel. people there in general are quite nice and professional. The dress formal is quite good to work there.

    Cons

    the organization up-down structure with local and Europe leadership is confusing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reduce the leverage and increase the capital

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall, good place to work on Wall Street

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Deutsche Bank CIB full-time

    Pros

    - Highly entrepreneurial
    - Challenging/interesting work
    - Good salary and benefits

    Cons

    - Highly political environment: pick mentor(s) who are well-regarded and know their way around the organization
    - Highly bureaucratic environment: need to go through a lot of hoops to get things done/approved; only gotten worse with onset of external regulatory forces (a lot tougher to get things done)
    - Sharp elbows among colleagues: at the end of the day, everyone is out for themselves and wanting to maximize their comp at year-end.
    (I should note that the above all all pretty common to most, if not all, investment banks)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Its ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deutsche Bank CIB full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Safe job in uncertain times

    Cons

    Not a high financial upside

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work in the US

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deutsche Bank CIB full-time

    Pros

    Very bright and challenging people

    Cons

    Progress on projects is frequently sacrificed

    Recommends
  8.  

    Deutsche Bank, not for the faint or weak

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Deutsche Bank CIB full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Autonomy to run with ideas
    - Broad resources
    - Easy access to customers
    - Collegiate environment
    - Given rope to take projects as far as you can

    Cons

    - Cuts are brutal
    - Actively shrinking coverage
    - On the forefront of re-aligning comp to be shareholder friendly
    - Year end review process completely meaningless and an enormous waste of time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Figure out and stick with a strategy
    - Communicate
    - Encourage working across groups, divisions through real fee sharing

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Could be better, could be worse.

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Deutsche Bank CIB full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Somewhat better work/life balance than NYC analysts.
    Technically better pay than NYC analysts, when adjusting for a much lower cost of living in FL.

    Cons

    Lower overall pay/bonus than NYC, feel like back office workers even though we're part of the investment bank.
    Feels like no future for career advancement.
    Little/no pay differentiation based on group productivity or amount of hours worked.
    Lack of passion/drive to succeed in some co-workers.
    Local management is very cliquey/shows favoritism to certain groups.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    DB

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Deutsche Bank CIB full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I dont really see any good things about working for this company

    Cons

    all the jobs end up going overseas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NONE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Good learning opportunity

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Deutsche Bank CIB full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Global exposure, lot of learning of financial industry

    Cons

    limited opportunities and compensation, not a transparent organisation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more concerns towards employee engagement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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