Deutsche Bank
3.4 of 5 1,025 reviews
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Deutsche Bank Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.4 1,025 reviews

                             

77% Approve of the CEO

Deutsche Bank Co-Chairmen & CEO Jürgen Fitschen & Anshu Jain

Jürgen Fitschen & Anshu Jain

(235 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Challenging tasks, excellent work-life balance, extremely smart people around you"
    in 87 reviews
  • "Wide network, really intelligent people, human working environment"
    in 57 reviews
Cons:
  • "The work life balance is crap and if you want to transfer between teams forget it"
    in 38 reviews
  • "It's very much a grind and long hours and can get quite confrontational"
    in 53 reviews
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Consistent

Risk Analyst (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

Prosalways looking at new technology and processes

ConsEver Changing management Structure... Flavor of the day

Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize your long term employees.. They have been at DB probably longer than most management.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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working on The Street, not what it used to be...

Director, Product Management (Former Employee)
Jersey City, NJ

I worked at Deutsche Bank full-time for more than 3 years

ProsDecent benefits, work/life balance. Work from home opportunities. All the resources of a huge company.

ConsNo organizational accountability. Millions wasted on politics and projects that never deliver. Way too much process that provides no or little value. Constant re-orgs, and shifting priorities

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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very good

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Deutsche Bank

Prosexcellent skills to pick up

Conslong hours can hinder your private life

Advice to Senior Managementinner circle hard to break into

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Deutsche Bank was like any other bank!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Deutsche Bank

ProsI enjoyed my team and the company culture.

ConsI was on contract and was not there long.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt's corporate, not much will ever change.

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Not a bad place to work

Vice President (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

Pros- good life/work balance
- amazing maternity leave

Cons- below market pay vs. other major banks
- extremely large organization lacking corporate culture.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Awesome mobility options across Europe, Asia, USA

Vice President (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsAdequate people, good quality of work, will challenge you well.

ConsOld infrastructure. To succeed, you need more of style and a huge emphasis on presentation, network. Departments generally have silo mentality. Reg issues to depress profitability.

Advice to Senior ManagementWould be awesome if they can integrate the front end and backed systems (basically integrating the legacy systems) which will improve efficiency.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Deutsche Bank as an intern

ProsIntensive trainings even for interns

ConsNot converting as many as some other banks

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Great company and culture.

Vice President (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsGreat company and culture. Senior management is impressive and visable.

ConsDoes not promote junior employees. Does not compensate well on the AWM side

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep being visable and remain committed to retaining employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Investment banking

Investment Banking Analyst (Former Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsGreat bulge bracket bank platform with all the resources available to an analysts. Great learning environment. Some groups are very strong and teach you a lot. Great starting platform if you want to work in finance.

ConsLike most investment banking jobs, bad work/life balance, unsatisfying, dull work, and no praise. Senior managers do not care about junior staff

Advice to Senior ManagementFollow the other banks in alleviating pressure on junior staff

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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What a nightmare!

Vice President (Current Employee)
Jacksonville, FL

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

ProsVacation time (not that you can take it). Jacksonville is nice and the people are nice.

ConsConstant org and strategy changes, no way to make progress or a difference. They tell you that you're empowered and then cut you off at the knees.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop and think !

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