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Good Company, but Getting Very "Corporate"

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Former Employee - Organizational Development Consultant  in  San Mateo, CA
Former Employee - Organizational Development Consultant in San Mateo, CA

I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

People are genuinely friendly
Those with an entrepreneurial spirit who want to work in a corporate environment could do well. FTI likes "big picture" thinkers
San Mateo Campus is an excellent facility with good amenities like gym, cafe, employee services
Benefits are excellent and 401k matching is exceptional
It's surprisingly easy to wind up working there for many, many years

Cons

Base salaries may not be market-competitive
Decisions are VERY consensus-driven, making innovation and agility difficult
The friendly and relationship-oriented environment makes it hard to have difficult conversations. Those with direct/blunt communication styles face a tough time at this company
Financial services is highly regulated and FTI is fairly conservative. Getting things done involves multiple layers of approval and revision, which can be frustrating and painstakingly slow.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Feedback and succession planning happens in a bubble making it difficult for employees to really understand their strengths/weaknesses. Open up the feedback loop.
External consultants do NOT always have better answers. The staff is surprisingly talented and accomplish great things if you give them a chance to take prudent risks.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Franklin Templeton Investments

  1.  

    Great culture, good work-life balance

    Current Employee - Research Analyst
    Current Employee - Research Analyst

    I have been working at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time

    Pros

    Good people, good culture, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Experience really depends on the part of the organization

  2.  

    Good Company to work for

    Former Employee - Data Architect  in  Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Data Architect in Dublin, CA

    I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Usual Job. Basic job is peacful

    Cons

    Pay is not at par with industry.

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