Deutsche Bank CIB Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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Deutsche Bank CIB Co-CEO Jürgen Fitschen
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Pros
  • The work life balance here is good (in 3 reviews)

  • In-depth analysis of financial markets (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • there will be no work life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Highly political environment: pick mentor(s) who are well-regarded and know their way around the organization (in 3 reviews)

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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. Comfortable but slow

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deutsche Bank CIB

    Pros

    Smart people low stress good location

    Cons

    Red tape slow technology adoption

    Neutral Outlook
  3. I have been at DB for 9 years.

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    Current Employee - Vice President Equities in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President Equities in New York, NY

    I have been working at Deutsche Bank CIB full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people are nice for the most part. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Technology is horrible. They have a poor infrastructure and don't seem to want to fix it. Comp is terrible and they don't give raises. So what u make coming in will be what u make when u leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the people that make a difference. DB has become a revolving door and senior management doesn't seem to have a clue. Spend on technology and you will see the benefits in every other area. The firm seems to be penny wise and pound foolish. DB spends a ton of money to bring in consulting firms to analyze what's wrong and if the just listened to their employees they would know what is wrong. Very top heavy and too many chiefs and not enough indians.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Very silo thinking approach. Information sharing is limited. To many management changes and political red tape.

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    Former Employee - Vice President - Technology in Jacksonville Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Vice President - Technology in Jacksonville Beach, FL

    I worked at Deutsche Bank CIB (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Close to home. Paycheck on time.

    Cons

    Promise new employees that the next level will be achievable; however, this does not happen. No metrics in place to achieve those results. No work life balance. All good employees leaving, and constant turn over. Sr. Management don't communicate effectively; manage by scare tactics. Also for minorities, very limited career potentials.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in managers who have worked their way up locally and not from thee regions of the world.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful

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

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

    I have been working at Deutsche Bank CIB full-time (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
  7. competitive environment to work there

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Deutsche Bank CIB full-time (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
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Overall, good place to work on Wall Street

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    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
  9. Its ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Safe job in uncertain times

    Cons

    Not a high financial upside

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Good place to work in the US

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    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Deutsche Bank, not for the faint or weak

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    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 (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

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