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.  

    Its like working in a jail.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    You are sized up from Day 1.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deutsche Bank CIB as an intern for 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
  3.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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  5.  

    False promises

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Deutsche Bank CIB full-time for 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
  6.  

    Management doesn't give two hoots about people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Deutsche Bank CIB as an intern for 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
  7.  

    Relentless Change

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PMO  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PMO in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Deutsche Bank CIB as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Some good people
    Good financials
    Strong brand

    Cons

    Relentless change
    Lack of accountability
    Too much politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick an org. structure and stick with it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Not really that good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Current Employee - Vice President in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

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

    Pros

    Well known brand
    Pays well
    A job

    Cons

    Lots of staff have been there too long & have forgotten how to be proactive
    Horrible colleagues
    Very poor IT systems that do not work
    Controlling bullying culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix your legal problems with Kirch, libor fixing, tax scandals
    Middle office does not work properly
    Fix IT problems instead of producing powepoints. Get rid of the hundreds of external consultants

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good learning opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

    Land of opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    If you are one of the kind, you can make through all the obstacles to a niche for itself.

    Cons

    Management or boss won't care a single bit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start looking at the organization as an integral part of the group as a whole, not merely as an offshore service Centre.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Its ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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