Deutsche Bank
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Deutsche Bank Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2014
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3.4 1,035 reviews

                             

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

Jürgen Fitschen & Anshu Jain

(239 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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Good exposure for back office

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Deutsche Bank

ProsEmployee friendly largely, helps to develop skill sets

ConsShifting departments is difficult, have own lengthy process

Advice to Senior ManagementExecute planning into actual results

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overall nice work place for fresher

Operation Executive (Former Employee)
Mumbai

I worked at Deutsche Bank as a contractor for less than a year

ProsGreat work place,
good facility for employees.

Conslong hours of work,
no recognition from management

Advice to Senior Managementneed to be proactive

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Brand .... OK Work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Deutsche Bank

ProsWas working with DB's KPO called DBOI. The one thing I liked was that DB was very aggressive firm. There was a sense of pride among most employees. I was associated with a very big programme which gave me the opportunity to interact with senior management. Facilities were good especially cab pick up and drop.

ConsMost of work in KPO is monotonous/repetitive......If u like some exiting work then DB is not the place. Pay was a bit poor and the promotion is was very complicated.

Advice to Senior ManagementPromotion shld be based on performance and not on buttering ! Also ....there was a need for a simplier promotion system

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Good exposure but limited exit opportunities

Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
Mumbai

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

ProsGood learning in 2 years, get a good perspective about banking

ConsLimited utilization of potential, limited exit opportunites

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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nice and great

Sales Manager (Current Employee)
Mumbai

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

Prosgood and good with lots of competition

Consnothing much but lots of self centric people

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Ends justify means type of environment - policies change as per convenience of the authorities

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsIts a big brand name and pays decent compensation. Better for those who want to work less and network more.

ConsDifficult to achieve self-respect there. Till the time results are satisfactory, nobody bothers to look at right or wrong.

Advice to Senior ManagementVision of a great upper management has got blurred at the hands of local authorities

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Stuffy work environment but with global possibilities

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Bangalore

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

Pros- Stable work environment
- Global outreach for personal development and career options
- Interesting people to work with

Cons- Stifling work environment sometimes : pseudo innovation rewarded rather than actual improvements
- Lethargic on technology changes
- In India, DB has a very nepotistic and "arse-licky" culture, especially in the back offices

Advice to Senior Management- Hire younger energetic people with good ideas
- Give people enough for them to be vested in actual improvements but not long enough for them to be regarded as indispensable or rulers of their kingdoms
- Document processes more effectively and be more transparent on performance metrics with all reports. Especially in cases where performance cannot be simply measured but must be gauged by VOC, etc

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Joining as an Analyst at Deutsche Bank has been a great learning experience for me right at the start of my career

Senior Analyst (Current Employee)
Mumbai

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

ProsSteep learning curve, exposure to different facets of investment banking (in my case Markets).
Great integration with the Global Team including overseas business travel
Interaction with the best talent

ConsBeing a large firm sometimes it gets difficult to picture your individual contribution to the global picture, particularly if you are a junior employee in the team. But the regular feedback from global teams, periodic town halls and regular business travel help one understand the big picture better.

Advice to Senior ManagementGreater emphasis on career planning and future opportunities would benefit the junior employees a lot and senior management does a good job already at it. However, there is always room for improvement. Financial services industry as a whole and investment banking in particular has been going through a sea change over the past 3-4 years. As such, sometimes it is a bit frustrating for junior employees to not know about where their careers are heading.

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

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Very experienced,practical and loyal

Associate (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsSalary,flexible work hours,great work culture

Constoo much work,responsibilty,politics,building,cost cutting,poor hr,top down approach

Advice to Senior Managementna

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

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Good experience as AVP HR

Assistant Vice President (Former Employee)
Jaipur, Rajasthan

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

ProsCareer Opportunities, Freedom of Work, Great Boss

ConsGeneric Mindset, Not proactive towards learning

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of non performers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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