I have had a negative experience at Deutsche Bank, although my opinion of my experience at Deutsche Bank is fairly specific to my role and my division, as an investment banking analyst. The work-life balance is awful. Not only is it the norm to consistently work late nights, all through weekends, and sometimes holidays, but managers don't make an effort to be considerate of junior people's time. Your schedule is unpredictable, making it hard to schedule even any weekend trips. The feedback process is horrible. It usually just consists of gathering everyone in a room to go through a list of people to give feedback on, and the loudest opinion often wins even if it's not the most valid opinion. I have seen people get penalized in their performance reviews and thus their compensation for speaking out against workplace issues that are clearly major problems. The work culture is so hierarchical that it creates problems of inefficiency. You do learn a lot as an analyst, and get compensated very well if you're lucky, but it is not a good place to be long-term and you have more of an opportunity to exhibit thought leadership in other jobs.
Work-life balance, culture