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Deutsche Bank Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated February 20, 2015
Updated February 20, 2015
218 Reviews
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Deutsche Bank Co-Chairmen & CEO Jürgen Fitschen & Anshu Jain
Jürgen Fitschen & Anshu Jain
218 Ratings

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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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  1.  

    Professional, focused culture

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deutsche Bank

    Pros

    Smart colleagues and challenging work

    Cons

    Long hours and lots of internal politics

  2.  

    Extremely young work force, Extreamly high turnover. No management ability what so ever

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deutsche Bank

    Pros

    Great way of getting your foot into the door before moving to a actual company

    Cons

    have to give up your life to succeed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn some management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Great long term company choice for women relative to other investment banks

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Deutsche Bank as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits.
    Incredibly woman friendly (so progressive for an investment bank)
    Fair wages

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy.
    Hours were too long.
    Feel like a number.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great working experience, great career starter

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Fantastic opportunity for people looking for a first job or an entry level job
    Brand New multi-million pound HQ in Birmingham
    Great work-life balance
    Small and efficient teams
    Great training programs

    Cons

    Lack of transparency with senior management
    Personal growth within the bank is extremely difficult and borderline unfair
    Cliquey working environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace the workforce more, do not treat them like they are there solely for the benefit of the firm. Work hand in hand with achieving goals

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Deutsche Bank

    Pros

    Fair, great benefits and good balance between american and european culture

    Cons

    None that i can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Low salary and a nasty culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - MI Analyst in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - MI Analyst in Birmingham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Benefits... and committees which do fun activities.

    Cons

    Process work. Senior managers dk not understand their jobs. Cannot support teams. Hr a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more. More organised roles and train or fire senior staff

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

    Great place to work if you're in CB&S and AWM

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deutsche Bank

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for growth and developing career in the sector

    Cons

    Progression stalls after Associate level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take care of loyal employees and dont take them for granted

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Bureaucratic and soulless.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Worked on some interesting technologies with some knowledgable people.

    Cons

    The layers of mindless management, people taking credit for your work, no autonomy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your staff as people, hire people who can do more than keep the seat warm.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    typical investment banking

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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    not in canary wharf, very global

    Cons

    lack of culture is disappointing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create positive culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    DB struggles to get it right

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

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

    Pros

    DB hires intelligent, sharp people and provides a good landscape to learn and develop. There is alot going on in the bank and jumping into any one of the massive problems (because there are many!) will certainly provide you with alot of learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Driven by a desperate need to slash their costs and improve the abysmal cost-income ratio DB has taken to scaling back on compensation, and inculcated an extremely stringent cost control agenda which creates excessive red-tape and bureaucracy.
    All in all, the bank has not done a great job in transforming the culture into a more leaner, more agile & more proactive culture. The bank still largely works in silo's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on DB's competitive advantage, Upgrade the legacy technology systems and create real cultural change. The last part is largely due to the fact that a majority of middle/senior management are "DB lifers".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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