Franklin Templeton Investments
3.3 of 5 181 reviews
www.franklintempleton.com San Mateo, CA 5000+ Employees

Franklin Templeton Investments Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.3 181 reviews

                             

84% Approve of the CEO

Franklin Templeton Investments President & CEO Gregory E. Johnson

Gregory E. Johnson

(90 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Very good in accommodating work-life balance"
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  • "Franklin Templeton offers good benefits and competitive pay"
    in 14 reviews
Cons:
  • "Some Senior management have the good ol boy mentality"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Many layers of middle management that only cares about covering their behind"
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Franklin Templeton is an amazing company to worn for.

Senior Associate (Current Employee)
Saint Petersburg, FL

I have been working at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat environment
Management is very friendly

ConsAdvancements can be tough
Call center environment

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep treating employees like family

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 work with a few downfalls

Associate (Current Employee)
Saint Petersburg, FL

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

ProsFranklin Templeton offers good benefits and competitive pay. Solid training process and lots of opportunities to learn. Company tries to remove mundane atmosphere with lots of themes and food.

ConsYou can read policies and procedures verbatim to a customer and still be considered wrong in a review for not coming up with something the customer isn't even asking about. Promotion interviews are so based on situational questions that it seems in no way based on your qualifications for the job.

Advice to Senior ManagementSupervisors can be quick to jump to conclusions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Interesting company. a bit disapointing. Seemed good from the outside.. Dated

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
San Mateo, CA

I have been working at Franklin Templeton Investments as a contractor for less than a year

ProsStability. most employees have been there for 15 years or more.
good IT infrastructure.

ConsLow Salaries. culture is from the 80's and 90's Everyone afraid of one senior IT management role.

Advice to Senior Managementreview the senior management IT role. Interview the Directors to see whats really happening behind the scenes.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Wonderful work environment!

Specialist (Former Employee)
Rancho Cordova, CA

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

ProsThis is a company with a wonderful work environment. They also seem quite open to moving up within the company. I had 2 promotions in the 5 years I worked for them. The HR folks were great about helping me plan for maternity leave, and making sure I understood the short term disability benefits, and all my options. I think there is a good balance between a social life with other employees, going out to lunch, etc., and a professional environment in the office.

ConsSometimes there doesn't seem to be enough time in the day to give all the customers good service. Phone calls that require any research to speak of sometimes don't get the attention they need. Sometimes I didn't feel like I was being thorough enough with requests. Also, when I was a new employee, it was sometimes confusing when learning what departments I should contact for specific information or requests.

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

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsA great place to learn straight out of college

ConsSomewhat underpaid for high responsibility of job

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

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Amazing company to work for.

Research Analyst (Current Employee)
San Mateo, CA

I have been working at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat benefits, work/life balance, and people.

ConsMiddle of the road pay. Hard to advance.

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

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Dictated, bullied, unprofessional leadership

Senior Analyst (Former Employee)
San Mateo, CA

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

ProsIf you are fresh of college and need something on your resume.

ConsEnterprise Risk and Control Dept is ran by Hitler style management. Bullied, micromanaged. This group has extremely high employee turn-over rate. Management here loves to put people on leash and ran employees like prisoner. Not supporting professional development here. Low moral place.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your people the way you invest your money. Treat people with dignity and respect so talents can stay with you. Pay attention to the way your managers treating your people. We are human not cattles.

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Plain Vanilla, just like their investment style

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Rancho Cordova, CA

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

Prosgreat benefits, solid company financials mean good job security, nice people for the most part, beautiful campus, lots of people who have been there a long time willing to teach, global organization adds interest

Consnot really cutting edge on many things, slow adopters of new technology, career path can be difficult, already management heavy in USA so even openings are not always filled

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

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Amazing company with some of the most talented people ever!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsMany opportunities for advancement, good pay, awesome people.

ConsNothing really. This is a great company with strong subsidiaries.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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

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Good resume builder

Transfer Agent (Former Employee)
Rancho Cordova, CA

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

ProsSome very talented people work here. Great co-workers, comfortable working space. The gym and cafe are great additions.

ConsThe neverending micromanagement!! Everyone is kept on a leash, in the call center at least.

Advice to Senior ManagementLoosen up; you have some amazing people working for you.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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