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. not too good to recommend others to join

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deutsche Bank CIB

    Pros

    good lifestyle . no need to think abt work during weekend

    Cons

    no career growth. no opportunities to move around

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Quite political

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deutsche Bank CIB full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, that is why people stay

    Cons

    Too political
    People that talk too much and concentrate attention and everyone's time in meetings normally get the best roles
    Lack of gender diversity
    Senior management tend to favour staff that they have an affinity for,
    Cultural change looks elegant in the policy documents, however most senior management are still bullies and don't actually do what they preach

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should be more objective and assess staff talents and potential objectively, as opposed to give opportunities just based on likeness
    Culture change should be seriously adopted by senior management and lead by example

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Its like working in a jail.

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Deutsche Bank CIB full-time

    Pros

    High salaries & comfortable chairs to sit. Nothing else is worth it. The world thinks that you are a star working in CIB.

    Cons

    Knucklehead leadership, false commitments by the company, extreme work hours, sick work culture, no team spirit. If you say 'NO' u get fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to treat your employees well and they will partner in your success. Stop treating them like animals with a badge. Take care of their life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. You are sized up from Day 1.

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Deutsche Bank CIB as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great learning experience for interns.
    -In-depth analysis of financial markets.
    - Good exposure to different product markets.
    - Great facilities near the Hong Kong office.

    Cons

    -You can't change management's first impression. It's quite permanent. If you are having a hard time, don't struggle too hard to meet expectations. It's probably fixed.
    -No personal life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please give clear instructions about what you want.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. Culture is much like what you would expect in a large investment bank

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    Former Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Intelligent colleagues and a strong franchise

    Cons

    different teams don't always work well together

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. Ok

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    Current Employee - Associate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Associate in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Deutsche Bank CIB

    Pros

    Good coworkers, generous leave, autonomy

    Cons

    Bad IT infrastructure, head management lacks direction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 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
  10. False promises

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    Bonus
    Great colleagues - frankly too smart for this place

    Cons

    Mumbai office CIB is a back office - no client interaction allowed, no advancement in work role for 3-5 years, terrible work life balance with no glory

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent about no client interaction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Management doesn't give two hoots about people

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    Former Intern - Financial Analyst in Mumbai (India)
    Former Intern - Financial Analyst in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Deutsche Bank CIB as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Money - The pay is pretty good. If you're looking for a good place to learn about finance, DB CIB is perhaps a good place with a very steep learning curve, but just for the initial days. It is the perfect back office that does (almost) everything in financial markets, so, it's good if you want a diversity of stuff to work on.

    Cons

    The HR is perhaps the worst part - They're inefficient, arrogant, unhelpful and especially treat interns and new hires like crap. The senior management also never gives the impression that they care about you or your career, only about how much movey you make. Moreover, the job that most people do is extremely trivial and huge underutilization of talent. Most the job is just to assist and verify the work onshore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do start caring about your own people. I know a ton of people who refused to join you just because they knew they'd never be cared for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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