Franklin Covey

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Franklin Covey Reviews

Updated June 23, 2014
Updated June 23, 2014
32 Reviews
3.3
32 Reviews
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Franklin Covey Chairman, President, and CEO Bob Whitman
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  1.  

    Seven Habits thinking from the brilliant Steven Covey is empowering.

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    Former Employee - Productivity Consultant  in  Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Productivity Consultant in Annapolis, MD

    I worked at Franklin Covey part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Training and honing interpersonal skills with team building.
    Intelligent minds to guide similar.

    Cons

    Now their products are only online on the East Coast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great management in the store, and customer service support was excellent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Best team of people I've ever worked with.

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    Former Employee - Senior Programmer  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Franklin Covey full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Greg's team is awesome to work with. He's a great boss who doesn't micromanage, and really tries hard to put his guys in a position to succeed. The rest of his team is the same, no competing interests, just everybody working hard, and often wearing too many hats, but making sure everything gets done the best to their ability.

    Cons

    Outside of the team, the upper management has unrealistic expectations. They want everything cheap, fast, and super high quality. They need to learn that you can't have all three.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your developers more, they are very solid guys who know what they are talking about.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Product, I wish we lived what we sold.

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    Former Employee - Inside Business Partner
    Former Employee - Inside Business Partner

    I worked at Franklin Covey full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I liked the people I worked with. Very supportive staff, and some are still good personal friends. I truly believed in the product I was selling.

    Cons

    It seemed very much like the company wasn't practicing what we preached. It seemed very often that important principles like putting first things first, focusing on the important (not the urgent) wasn't focused on, among many other things. If only we could have had a FranklinCovey consultant come give consultation to FranklinCovey, we'd be golden :)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not good - behind the times

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    I worked at Franklin Covey full-time

    Pros

    Closed on Sundays, regardless what is going on (great if any major days is on a Sunday - July 4th, day after Christmas, New Year's Day). Potential to earn bonuses.

    Cons

    Located in a mall, so those late night holiday hours apply. A LOT of favoritism in the company; very cliquish as others have pointed out. Sales goals very skewed. A part timer sometimes had much higher goals than the manager in spite of working considerably fewer hours. High pressure to sell seats to a workshop, which gets ridiculous when most of the customers are repeat customers (particularly companies) and have already been through the workshops. Not to mention those workshops are ridiculously overpriced (going in the hundreds). They do not practice what they preach and therefore make poor business decisions. The company is way too focused on paper products, and has very little to keep up with the fact that people are using tablets/iPads/smartphones to do it all. Products can be overpriced, which doesn't help when Franklin Covey products are sold for cheaper at places like Office Depot. No room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Play fair and stop the favoritism. Make the goals fair according to how many hours are being worked and if it is a slow/busy sales time (a person working a closing shift on a very slow night as his only shift that week should not have a $900 goal). Focus less on paper products and more on electronic offerings before more of your stores close, or the whole company does.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Overall my time with FranklinCovey was great!

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    Former Employee - Intern Event Registration Partner  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern Event Registration Partner in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Franklin Covey as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The atmosphere was so supportive. You could have any question answered instantly and thoroughly thanks to the wonderful employees that work in the Chicago Central Region office.

    Cons

    I don't have any negative comments or feelings towards this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Franklin Covey

    Pros

    Excellent company to work with and for, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Making poor business decisions, not keeping up with electronic options.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mostly positive

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    Former Employee - Client Partner
    Former Employee - Client Partner

    I worked at Franklin Covey full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    great associates, meaningful work with clients who want to improve, cutting edge

    Cons

    can be political, broken promises

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Part-Time Job

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    Current Employee - Productivity Consultant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Productivity Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Franklin Covey part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Store is closed on Sundays, Located in Shopping center not a mall, Management works with school schedule, Easy store upkeep, Easy programs, Internet access, free to use Social Media sites when store is slow, Meeting Goals is based on team as a whole, not individual worker, no disciplinary actions for not meeting goals, most stores do not meet them anyway.

    Cons

    Pay, Bonuses are low, a lot of crazy customers (I'm talking hoarders, compulsive shoppers, compulsive returners), no health benefits for p/t employees, work holidays, work weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    e-commerce is not the way to acquire new customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former employee, Inside business partner

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    Current Employee - Inside Business Partner  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Inside Business Partner in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Franklin Covey full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, great people

    Cons

    Low pay, no upward mobility

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Dysfunctional Management from the top to the bottom!

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    Former Employee - Account Management
    Former Employee - Account Management

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

    Pros

    Great employees that are sorely underappreciated and undervalued

    Cons

    As stated in other reviews; cliques within management and for a "time management" company; they have absolutely none of any of the values they teach. Mr. Whitman needs to step down so they can change the culture back to what it used to be before he "took over".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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