Franklin Templeton Investments

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Franklin Templeton Investments Reviews in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Updated Jul 14, 2014
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3.9 9 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

Franklin Templeton Investments President & CEO Gregory E. Johnson

Gregory E. Johnson

(5 ratings)

86% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • follows some of the better practices in the industry and will give you good work-life balance(in 39 reviews)

  • Franklin Templeton offers good benefits and competitive pay(in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Many layers of middle management that only cares about covering their behind(in 12 reviews)

  • Some Senior management have the good ol boy mentality(in 10 reviews)

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsExcellent benefits, very employee oriented company. One of the best things about the company is the people who work there. Depending on your position and who your manager is, there are many opportunities for learning and development

    ConsManagers are inexperienced in the art of managing. It seems as if people get promoted on the strength of their technical abilities, but no training is provided to either prepare them or help them succeed in their new positions.

    The Ft. Lauderdale location sometimes seems to be the step child of the much larger corporate headquarters in San Mateo

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome management has been there too long and sees things only the "Franklin" way. There is value to have experienced other employers, but often that experience is not valued because it has to be done their way. Some managers who have been there 15 or 20 years need to leave as they are no longer interested in what they are doing, but rather "killing time" until they can retire.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent, goal oriented corporate culture

    Manager (Former Employee) Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsI liked the camaraderie and cohesiveness of the employees. All departments work together really well. The company has tremendous benefits and opportunities for career growth.

    ConsSometimes the hours can be long, and you might be required to go far beyond your job during market downturns.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember to create a career path for all associates, and to review them with goals for future growth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    One of the best companies to work for.

    Senior Account Services Adm (Former Employee) Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsTools provided, continuous training, benefits.

    ConsThere is really no negatives for me to discuss.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management is very knowledgeable of their field and very helpful with their teams. Also very accessible.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sterile Environment and Not open to creativity or

    Technology Analyst (Current Employee) Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsBenefits!!! and free gym, free coffee, nice facilities

    ConsToo slow to make things happen in technology and using older technologies and older computers. Their "Next Generation Computing" was Windows 7 and Office 2010.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more agile and open to ideas

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    One of the Top Employers in the Mutual Fund Industry

    Manager, Research Technology (Former Employee) Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsThe opportunities for advancement are endless. In addition, FTI trains you in any position you might want to pursue. There are excellent benefits, great salaries but overall the best reason to work there is the quality and high caliber of the people.

    ConsFranklin Templeton is tied to the performance of the stock market, and therefore during bad times they are forced to reduce staff. In addition, many of the job functions are being moved from nationwide to San Mateo, California.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to challenge the people in your departments but also listen to them as people. There are many times upper management defers to HR rather than dealing with problems themselves. If you supervise someone, communicate with him or her before sending them on to HR.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for right out of college

    Senior Analyst (Former Employee) Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsGreat work environment; lots of opportunities

    ConsHard to advance to management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to gather experience, but don't expect high pay or a quick/fair promotion process

    Pricing Analyst (Current Employee) Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsThe benefits at Franklin are pretty good and comparable to the rest of the industry. It is a good place to get some solid knowledge of mutual fund operations.

    ConsEverything is a secret there. If you have something changing with your current responsibilities; you are the last to know and have little to no input. The promotion process is very uneven as is the bonus structure - very subjective.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFranklin needs to work on the corporate culture there. Too much time is spent wondering when the next job cuts are coming, how your job might change without your input; basically, looking over your shoulder. There needs to be much better communication between middle mgmt and line staff.

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    Where the dumb kids go to play wall street

    Research Analyst (Former Employee) Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsJob for life, if you are mediocre you can get by very easily with out being canned

    ConsDisjointed company, rivalry between divisions, poor pay, clueless management, lip service to initiatives

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more, hire better people, if somebody has been at the firm for their working life dont see that as an endorsement of your family values ask yourself why they cant get another job. Cut the dead wood

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    "Global Sourcing" wave of the future...

    Research Analyst (Current Employee) Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsNice people overall and the culture is somewhat blasé, in my department anyway. The benefits are nice and the company does try to help wherever they can as far as work/life balance.

    ConsOutsourcing isn't fun. Attitudes since "Global-sourcing" started have gone from laid back and fun oriented to downright apathetic. Many people who fit the new job roles left the company due to lack of communication by management about how the "new model" would work or is supposed to work. The only people left are those who are angry if they have to work after five or are in it for school or certifications to be paid for by the company so they can move on to better, higher paying jobs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate from the top down. Seems like all information stops at middle management. Promote better communication and move out of the 1980’s and into the present (or at least the 90’s) with software. Recent “big deal” was ability to video conference globally… sad… so sad…

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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