I have a first round interview with Deutsche Bank corporate finance coming up. Anybody know what to expect? I've never had a finance interview before. More importantly, can anyone tell me "Why Deutsche Bank?"
Why Do You Want to Work at DB?
In any interview or informational phone call - you will likely be asked an equivalent of this question - so it is critical that you have a thought out and practiced answer. To help your answer stand out, you should do extensive research on the firm's website to determine what they consider to be their core values and competitive advantages. In addition to this background research - you should try and speak with members of the firm in the division you're interested in so that you can get a better understanding of the culture of the firm. All of these things should be considered into your answer.
Details about Deutsche Bank Shared by Users
They have quite the international footprint, you will get to work on/see deals across continents.
They have the best work/life balance amongst most large banks (I wouldn't phrase it that way, I'd say "higher employee satisfaction" or "employees feel less like a spammable resource")
What truly differentiates them from the other big banks is they quite frankly will work on any deal. No matter how large or small. A way to put a good spin on this would be to say that you will get exposure to leading large cap companies and start-up companies with the next disruptive technology. This will give you a broader scope and understanding of the technology landscape. I'm sure you can make it sound better.
Example Why Deutsche Bank? Answer
I first became interested in DB when attending an informational session at XYZ school. There I spoke with several alumni from the corporate finance group. After connecting with members of the firm at that event, I was connected to speak to more alumni from the firm who spoke extensively about the global nature of the firm as well as the diverse nature of deal exposure due to the firm's willingness to take on any sized deals. This is what has driven my interest in the firm and led me to want to work at DB this summer.
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