• 07 Feb 2012 at 2:50 PM

Bonus Watch ’12: Deutsche Bank

Today is bonus communication day at DB and while there are no specifics to be had just yet, apparently those hoping their decision to do the bare minimum last year would be handsomely rewarded were in for a disappointment.

“FYI: Total comp flat to down from last year. Hearing bad things for mid-to-low performers but on the bright side, it was rumored no one would get a salary bump but they came through on the increases.”

Earlier: Bonus Watch ’12: Deutsche Bankers Cannot Believe This Is Happening To Them

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  1. Posted by Clueless | February 7, 2012 at 2:54 PM


  2. Posted by guest | February 7, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    Tell us more..


  3. Posted by Yes Man | February 7, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    Stunningly informative. Was really wondering if comp would be flat, down or up this year.

  4. Posted by Alan_Stanwyk | February 7, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    Hourly pay at 150K/year: ~$40/hour
    3 Starbucks grande coffees a day for a year ~$8K
    Salary increases from last year at DB – $0K
    Delaying the US bonus communication until its too fucking late for your employees to leave – PRICELE$$
    – German based DB MD

  5. Posted by Guest | February 7, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    Recently laid off?

  6. Posted by guest | February 7, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    um, it says they DID get salary increases.

    other than that I have no concerns.

  7. Posted by Clueless | February 7, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    At least UBS knows it sucks

  8. Posted by guest | February 7, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    I think he was referring to Matt's complaint about a $0 increase in salary at DealBreaker.

  9. Posted by Guest poster | February 7, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    Could be worse, you could have worked at UBS or Jefferies

  10. Posted by DB HR | February 7, 2012 at 6:05 PM

    This year's bonus is split between bratwurst and Currywurst.. first come first serve at DB cafeteria.

  11. Posted by 25th Hour Trader | February 7, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    "Hearing bad things for mid-to-low performers"

    Come to the dark side. You won't have to ever worry about performing (or not).

    -Director of Recruiting for U.S. Federal Government

  12. Posted by Guest | February 7, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    Speak for yourself. It takes a special kind of person to make it past 6 hours of our kind of work. We find mid-to-low performers quickly develop repetitive stress injuries and soon wash out

    -SEC HR

  13. Posted by Assburgher | February 7, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    You would "do the bare minimum" if you saw the pieces of flair they have at that place.

  14. Posted by 75% deferred | February 7, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    anybody got any numbers for A4?

  15. Posted by Guest | February 8, 2012 at 1:23 AM

    What about vp's? What did they make?

  16. Posted by DBCary | February 8, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    Better ratings and worst compensation…
    Higher Earnings and Higher EPS compared to 2010, Hmm I wonder who's actually getting paid…

  17. Posted by guest | February 8, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    anyone with vp numbers? how about international equities? thanks

  18. Posted by Guest | February 8, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    DB is a den of snakes and thieves… mark my words it will implode after what they just did to staff… kiss your revenue targets goodbye!!!

  19. Posted by Guest | February 8, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    I've got mid-level staff already telling my to fuck off if I think they are doing any work… DB MD

    Thanks Anshu !!!

  20. Posted by Fed up DB MD | February 8, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    BULLSHIT is all I have to say… I handed out bonus grenades to the hardest working bunch of VP's I've ever worked with, yet an incompetent "friend" of the boss joins the ranks as a new MD.

  21. Posted by GM VP | February 8, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    News flash – DB employees to sit on hands through summer 2012 and turn off Blackberrys after 7pm in effort to boost DB's going-green initiatives. Solar panels, waterless urinals and other green-tech expenditures deemed insufficient by Ackermann.

  22. Posted by Paula Dean | February 8, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    Snitzel for everyone yaw'll… now please pass the vasiline.

  23. Posted by Ben | February 8, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    If you're upset, go kill yourself.
    Every time a banker dies, a butterfly dances round my heart.
    Remember that DB douche-bag who jumped? Amazing!

  24. Posted by WorkerBee | February 8, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    I guarantee it will make fuck all difference.
    Stop perpetuating the 'talent' myth.
    Jeez – I'm a VP at a top bulge bracket and it's NOT FUCKING HARD to do this stuff.
    There are thousands and thousands of qualified robots.

  25. Posted by Mrs. Marley | February 8, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    My ex, an MD at 60 Wall, showed his 2012 comp number to our lawyers on Jan. 25th, trying to use it as leverage in child support negotiations. Did any other MDs at DB get such any early preview?

  26. Posted by Guest | February 9, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    This comment thread is so BS. Anyone has any actual numbers or just fucking around in your minds?

  27. Posted by Underpaid VP | February 9, 2012 at 8:00 AM

    Tell me, much revenue do you generate?

  28. Posted by Strategy | February 9, 2012 at 8:03 AM

    Defer your work in equal proportion

  29. Posted by WorkerBee | February 9, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    More than you.
    Hence you're underpaid and I'm massively overpaid by any sensible yard-stick.

  30. Posted by Drachmas | February 10, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    DB Bonuses sent to Greece as part of Merkel's bailout

  31. Posted by Duhh | February 10, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Clearly your a low level performer with no concept on how to run a business beyond what goes on in your cube. Kind of tuff to deals with a room full of chiefs but no indians isn't it? Please enlighten me with more wisdow oh mr/ms buldge bracket VP…

  32. Posted by MD Pay | February 10, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Revenues up 150%
    Bonus Down 50%
    30% Cash – 70% Stock
    More exposure to Eur FX


  33. Posted by Workerbee | February 14, 2012 at 8:33 AM

    Wow – so aggressive. And so many typos. No wonder you're angry.
    I'm a mid-to-high-level performer. I get paid more than enough to have two nice houses, eat wherever I want, go on holiday wherever I want, buy fancy cars and send my kids to good schools.
    Grow up, the world has changed. Let's stop pretending we're some precious resource – we're a bunch of people doing a technical job and we're easily replaced.
    Sorry to ruin your world.

  34. Posted by getmeout@db.com | February 17, 2012 at 8:34 AM

    Talent will leave at any opportunity. Mgmt is literally the worst in the biz. Any DB business card that says "Head of .." should be promptly used to wipe feces off your pooper. Place is a laughingstock.

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