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Deutsche Bank Reviews in Moscow Russia

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.7 32 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

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

Jürgen Fitschen & Anshu Jain

(7 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance and a global footprint help one explore the corners of the world(in 102 reviews)

  • Change is the only constant - a highly dynamic work environment(in 63 reviews)


Cons
  • The work life balance is crap and if you want to transfer between teams forget it(in 40 reviews)

  • It's very much a grind and long hours and can get quite confrontational(in 45 reviews)

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    Developer

    Assistant Vice President (Current Employee) Moscow (Russia)

    Pros-international scope of the projects
    -complex math and research appliance in IB

    Cons- some projects are too obsolete

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    Not the worst place to work

    Assistant Vice President - Technology (Current Employee) Moscow (Russia)

    ProsMobility opportunities
    Good social package
    Competitive salary for newcomers

    ConsA lot of politics - to be recognized you should rather have good relations with local management than to do good job
    Performance review and promotion isn't transparent

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    Typical bank with serious issues with management.

    Assistant Vice President - Technology (Current Employee) Moscow (Russia)

    ProsVery good medical insurance, good work/life balance. It's easy to get day-off or work from home when needed. Some employee even manage to negotiate constant remote working contract.

    ConsIt relates to Moscow office only, not sure if it's the same in other offices. Many managers use very "soviet" style of people management. Couching doesn't exist at all. Even though there are a lot of practices and ideas that are promoted by HR from London/NY offices, local management mostly ignores it.

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

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    Compared to local alternatives DB Moscow Dev center is an oasis for IT specialists

    Head of IT Development Unit (Former Employee) Moscow (Russia)

    Pros- international exposure and friendly atmosphere
    - mobility opportunities - can stay with the company but change profile
    - no much bureaucracy (for those who saw real bureaucracy)
    - compensation package and insurance
    - real business

    Cons- attempts to build service based models by the central IT organization has seeded non-delivery roles for "talkers" and politicians

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe aware: people get spoiled by too much good. So just raising the bar of what the organization gives to employees would not retain your best people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place for working as software developer

    Vice President (Current Employee) Moscow (Russia)

    ProsThe friendly atmospehere. The great people working there. Some projects are very interesing and unique, you cannot find them in any other company in Russia. It's a great school for newcomers.

    ConsThere is a mobility opportunity to move to new team/project, but it's quite hard to make it. Office culture is not so good as it expected to be from such big company, but they are constatnly trying to build one.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSlow procurement. Lack of contemporary technologies like WiFi in the office. The office is situated in such a place where there are no choices where to dinner: either bad bad cafe in the building or to bring food from home.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Developer

    C++ Developer (Former Employee) Moscow (Russia)

    ProsIt's possible to slack off on a planetary scale.
    If you want challenge, there are 1-2 cutting edge projects.
    Good coffee and a decent office space

    ConsManagement here needs replaceable cogs. If you are highly motivated, want growth and don't want to play politics, then go work somewhere else.
    The performance review system in DB only looks good on paper.
    Salary adjustments are very unfair. No calibration whatsoever.
    Employee feedback gets thoroughly recorded, and then thrown into a trash can.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire better middle management. Act upon employee feedback.

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    Software development

    Assistance Vice President (Current Employee) Moscow (Russia)

    ProsChallenging tasks, excellent work-life balance, extremely smart people around you

    ConsToo much bureaucracy, a lot of projects with no established development process, bonuses in Moscow are insignificant

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    hospice for programmers

    Assistant Vice President (Current Employee) Moscow (Russia)

    Prosa bit above average salary
    big vacations and medical insurance

    Consmanagers are the mans programmers are resource
    no programming challenge
    no advanced technologies

    Advice to Senior Managementreduce managing overhead - 5-6 years ago there were much less managers now it is quite bureaucratic

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    One of the best employer in Moscow

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Moscow (Russia)

    ProsIntresting work in very relaxed atmosphere

    ConsMay be not the highest salaries

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Positive experience

    Assistant Vice President (Former Employee) Moscow (Russia)

    ProsCompetitive salary, good med insurance, other benefits. Great corporate culture, nice office building, generally it's not hard to find interesting assignments or opportunities. You have to try quite hard to get a promotion, but personally I'm okay with that. You definitely don't need to work crazy hours for an advancement -- can be done in 40-50 hours weeks, if you really put your mind to it.

    ConsSome processes are very formal thus, for instance, it takes a lot of time and effort to allocate any resource on a project

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry not to use vendors for IT development, especially for critical apps. Doing things internally reduces admin overhead tenfold and brings other significant benefits.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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