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IKB Reviews

Updated October 31, 2017
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IKB Vorsitzender Michael H. Wiedmann
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  1. "Senior Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IKB full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work, Life Balance is incredible. They really understand family values and employee synergy.

    Cons

    Not much room to move into other areas of the bank.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Analyste Financier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IKB full-time

    Pros

    Very good network & top clients

    Cons

    Ownership, financial and organisational situation

  3. "Underrated"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Former Employee - Associate in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IKB full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong leverage finance brand
    Good middle market expertise
    Best in class know-how on subsidised loans

    Cons

    Low performing assets. Inefficient split between Frankfurt (front) office and Düsseldorf (back)

    Advice to Management

    Management must committed to above average pay compared to market. Otherwise talents will keep leaving the firm.


  4. "M&A Internship in Frankfurt"

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    Former Intern - Intern M&A in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Former Intern - Intern M&A in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IKB as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent way to break into IB in Frankfurt

    Cons

    Redused exposure to senior bankers


  5. "No clearly defined business model"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at IKB full-time

    Pros

    Work / life balance is ok

    Cons

    Bureaucratic behemoth without a clear business model, lack of positive can-do culture; mostly 9-5er's who want to make the day go by


  6. "Always fair"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IKB full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere and always very fair in treatment of employees.

    Cons

    Sometimes regimented in internal processes.

    Advice to Management

    More communication from the top.


  7. "Autum Internship"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at IKB as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of free time, friendly people.

    Cons

    No ambition, low profesionalism, only small deals.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Licht und Schatten"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IKB full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    + Gute Plattform
    + im Markt bekannter Name
    + nette Kollegen

    Cons

    - sehr bürokratisch
    - Anpassungen der Strukturen nach der Finanzkrise wurden eindeutig verpasst
    - zu Kopflastig
    - Strategie nicht klar
    - interne Kommunikation verbesserungswürdig
    - Zukunft ungewiss

    Advice to Management

    Strategie festlegen, stringent umsetzen und endlich die Personalstruktur an die neue Bilanz/ Geschäftsvolumen anpassen


  9. "Spannend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at IKB full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Gutes Team. Flache Hierarchien. Starke Marktposition.

    Cons

    Große gehaltsspreizung. Strategie nicht immer nachvollziehbar.

    Advice to Management

    Mehr marktnähe wagen.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Bankentypisch"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    I have been working at IKB full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Gutscheine, betr. Altersvorsorge, flexible Arbeitszeit

    Cons

    Kommunikation, Zuverlässigkeit, Top Management, usw