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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Clique-Ridden, Disorganized, Inefficient Leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Franklin Covey full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Made some good friends there.

    Cons

    It was impossible to advance in this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people who work hard for you, not just the people you like

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    The best company to work for

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Intern in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    People are friendly and super helpful! Everyone is always willing to help!

    Cons

    Sometimes people you need to talk to or reach are too busy!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are Great!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Torture!

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant  in  West Valley, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in West Valley, UT

    I have been working at Franklin Covey full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Co-workers are fantastic. The accounting for this type of business has some complexities so you have the opportunity to learn a lot

    Cons

    The executive is so over paid it's ridiculous. I left there and now work at an even bigger company and the executives there aren't paid half the amount. Employees below them are treated like crap - no raises, no rewards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower your executive compensation. They are all overpaid & focus on taking care of all your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dysfunctional

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

    I worked at Franklin Covey full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good work-life balance, fun company activities, salary

    Cons

    Employees don't practice what the company teaches, managers can do pretty much whatever they want, managers get their way by bullying other managers and employees, lots of bickering, fighting, and bullying, no way for employees to evaluate managers, managers are not held responsible for anything, small company with very little room for advancement, sales rule everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of all of the Coveys, especially the ones who are getting paid for not doing anything. Hold managers responsible for their poor and unethical behavior even if those managers are bringing in big bucks for the company, quit letting the inmates run the asylum.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Friendly environment to work in and fun people to work with.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Franklin Covey

    Pros

    - Access to world class training content and programs.
    - Honesty, hard work, and integrity are promoted and rewarded.
    - Competitive and fair compensation packages.
    - Noble mission (to enable greatness in people and organizations everywhere)
    - Global reach and relevance / fairly well known brand
    - Fun incentive programs and yearly company meetings

    Cons

    - Not very much room for career advancement as far as upward movement (it takes a long time)
    - Employees are not the best example of practicing what we teach in our training programs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend doing more advertising in various mediums in order to increase brand awareness and improve reputation as training/consulting provider. Do what is needed to change image from "The Planner People" to the "Our Training Programs Are Super Effective"

    Recommends
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Franklin Covey

    Pros

    work/life balance, trust their employees

    Cons

    hard to move up in organization since the structure is relatively flat.

    Recommends
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Ironic.. For a planning or motivational company there is none of

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Franklin Covey

    Pros

    Very laid back. If you don't get something done, no one cares.. and there are no reprecussions. That is just the environment from the top down.

    Cons

    No growth. They get some decent young talent in, but it never lasts. It is a tight knit upper management who has been there since the early planner days and is just hanging onto the ride until it ends. Horrible foresight. An Analog company in a Digital age.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have some great oppurtunities and messages. It is just to bad that the company selling this stuff is a polar opposite of everything it preaches.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good people, typical dysfunctions

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Franklin Covey

    Pros

    Some outstanding people. Great products.

    Cons

    Like any company, there are dysfunctions between departments and teams. Sometimes the focus is too internal and not enough on the customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put the customer's needs before internal issues.

  10.  

    Pressure to perform too high

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    Current Employee - Retail Store Associate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Store Associate in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Franklin Covey

    Pros

    Its a very professional environment for a retail job. Lots of chances to meet highly successful people and network. Very personalized and one on one sales so it doesn't feel like a robotic cashiers job. Most of the customers who come in are intelligent and respectful taking your advice seriously which makes it feel like a

    Cons

    You are judged primarily by your average sale which is dictated by corporate to be in the 50-60$ range. There is so much pressure and constant nagging to maintain those numbers which leads the sales people to get stressed out and try to push useless stuff on customers just to add a dollar to the average sale. Management does not take into account that sometimes circumstances (time of day, economy, etc.) make those goals impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate: Listen to the people who are working in your retail stores. They understand the products, know what sells and what doesn't. We have conversations with people all day long about what they're looking for in organizational products, and could offer so much advice on how to improve the marketing efforts and the products themselves.

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Thank goodness for quality people

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Franklin Covey

    Pros

    FranklinCovey has some of them most incredible, talented, hard-working people you will ever be around. You will be inspired by the integrity that the front line workers bring to the table. FranklinCovey is very good at balancing work and life and very good at understanding family comes first.

    Cons

    Compensation wise don't expect to get anything more than a 3% raise yearly and maybe a $300 bonus if the company feels like it. The upper management levels receive "variable pay" based on performance on top of their base pay and they hold that sacred - to the point of decreasing workforce to protect it. The absolute most frustrating thing you will experience is going to the seminars that FC sells (i.e. 7 Habits, Leadership, Execution) then realizing that the company follows none of what it teaches.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plain and simple - PRACTICE what you PREACH. Your fundamentals work, there are plenty of case studies to prove it. So, why not practice them from the top of the organization to the bottom?

    Approves of CEO

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