Franklin Templeton Investments

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"lifers" abound

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Former Employee - Manager  in  San Mateo, CA
Former Employee - Manager in San Mateo, CA

I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments

Pros

good benefits, good, secure company

Cons

"lifers" contribute to glacially slow pace and willingness for change

Advice to ManagementAdvice

shuffling around deck chairs by promoting/moving existing long-time employees to "new" departments is not a good strategy for growth and innovation

No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Great place to work, just need to pay a bit more.

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    Current Employee - Internal Wholesaler  in  Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at Franklin Templeton Investments

    Pros

    Franklin Templeton offers very clear career pathing and great benefits. They employ some of the top talent in the industry in their sales department, but they don't pay as much as some other firms. In fact, they underpay compared to some 2nd and 3rd tier firms. They are also blindly loyal to some employees who are a complete waste of resources, because they believe in "continuity" in the territories and they aren't fully engaged in the employee atmosphere.

    Cons

    below industry average pay. Middle management rather out of touch, clueless and will "tell you what you want to hear."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to talk to employees and take their advice. If you want to retain the top talent, you have to pay the top talent.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Eh.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Franklin Templeton Investments

    Pros

    Franklin will provide you with good exposure to a wide range of groups. At the very least, you can expect to grow your skill set. Franklin definitely values extended education (either training on new tools, business concepts or even post-graduate/MBA studies) and is willing to fund most learning ventures. It's a good place to be if you want to ramp up your experience. Also, the products are great -- the portfolio team is definitely the brain trust of the company.

    Cons

    In terms of career growth, there is little to no room for growth. For this reason, talent does not seem to "stick around" at Franklin (two years seems to be the max for true top performers unless you've sold your soul to the graduate/MBA education assistance program). In terms of management, most "leaders" were placed in their position based on the years they dedicated to Franklin (versus talent/intelligence/experience) so decisions made may not always be the "wisest". To put it frankly, not everyone at Franklin is all that bright and they tend to drag their feet to get anything done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire smart people. Promote smart people.

    No opinion of CEO
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