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Deutsche Bank Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
1,340 Reviews
3.2
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Deutsche Bank Co-Chairmen & CEO Jürgen Fitschen & Anshu Jain
Jürgen Fitschen & Anshu Jain
350 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance and a global footprint help one explore the corners of the world (in 109 reviews)

  • Change is the only constant - a highly dynamic work environment (in 70 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance; morale could go down at times (in 47 reviews)

  • a culture of long hours where they aren't required (in 63 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Internship

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    Former Employee - Loan Operation in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Loan Operation in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Teamwork was great on trying to accomplish tasks in a timely manner.

    Cons

    It would be nice if they have some type of training for interns so that interns can provide greater support

  2.  

    Trading Assistant

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    Former Employee - Trading Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Trading Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Deutsche Bank full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Comp and Benefits
    unlimited sick days

    Cons

    Boys club environment
    poor upper management

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deutsche Bank

    Pros

    Good work culture
    Excellent work life balance

    Cons

    Nothing much to mention about

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Steady

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deutsche Bank

    Pros

    Deutsche Bank Group usually is a steady employer.

    Cons

    There is much bureaucracy though.

  6.  

    so great

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    Former Employee - Java Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Java Developer in New York, NY

    I worked at Deutsche Bank

    Pros

    I worked in the New York office, great fact paced environment

    Cons

    pay was not great, but you know

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stampede for the door the day after the bonus checks clear

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President - Technology in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President - Technology in Cary, NC

    I have been working at Deutsche Bank full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Salary is well above anything else in the area, plus a fat bonus if you play the game well. Nice office, some of the best and smartest colleagues I've worked with anywhere in the Triangle. The talent here really is amazing. If the Bank would let us, we could be making world class software. Such a shame.

    Cons

    DB is a dinosaur of a company. They are trying to change (or so they say). The story of the Cary center is that the powers that be (London) brought in all these software people who are used to working in a modern software development environment, and they try to run us like it's 1994. Everyone is angling for a bonus, so short-term strategies are prioritized over long-term, leading to a disjointed mess.

    They won't leave us alone to do our jobs. There is no understanding of or appreciation for modern tools and practices or what makes software people tick. We're skinning legacy Java applications in GWT and they're calling it 'sexy'. We have people who would love to be doing really innovative financial applications in modern technologies like Node and Angular. But it'll never happen here.

    Politics. So many politics. The worst I've ever seen anywhere, ever.

    People stick it out for the money but everyone is burnt out, frustrated, and unhappy. People talk openly about interviewing other places.

    Management in Cary are nice but they have no real authority. Lots of empty promises to keep stringing you along until it's too late in the year to leave before bonus time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    London needs to learn how modern software works, or they need to go back to the vendor model and give up on the Cary dream.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Db review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deutsche Bank

    Pros

    Global bank with offices in every major city. Leading Fixed Income bank. Good training program.

    Cons

    Desks are interested in where you went to college, not what you can do- problem for non-core recruits. The euro is the reference currency, and the EU doesn't have a bright future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A bank is a bank, and this one will have to answer to the ECB… maybe move HQ to London?

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great on the resume, but...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deutsche Bank

    Pros

    It's a truly global bank with operations in practically all of the major markets.

    Cons

    This could just be limited to specific divisions or areas, but there are a lot of incompetent managers. It appears that in an attempt to diversify the leadership (from a gender, not a race, perspective), the company hires and promotes incompetent people. Good leadership is desirable and respected, regardless of the gender, but it seems the push to 'market' its gender diversity has resulted in the company hiring people in high-profile positions who are truly not qualified or competent. People-management is both a skill and a talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's not enough space here to list.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Controlled chaos. Nice people, but constant turnover.

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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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are great people there, entrepreneurial environment.

    Cons

    Constant and relentless change. Very difficult to get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on stability, continuity and real career development.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to start your career with

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Deutsche Bank

    Pros

    Culture, colleagues, systems, location, training, diversity

    Cons

    salary, benefits, lack of good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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