Franklin Templeton Investments

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Franklin Templeton Investments Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
256 Reviews
3.5
256 Reviews
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Franklin Templeton Investments President & CEO Gregory E. Johnson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • follows some of the better practices in the industry and will give you good work-life balance (in 41 reviews)

  • Franklin Templeton offers good benefits and competitive pay (in 24 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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  1.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay and Great Benefits- All leaders are great to work with and all have an open door policy. They are eager to help you grow.

    Cons

    People come and go... Sometimes its hard to move up, depending on the department. There is no knowledge of other departments and/or positions. They should come up with a internal workshop of different positions available so that employees have a goal to a certain position. But still a great company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company with excellent benefits and company culture.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wholesaler in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Wholesaler in Saint Petersburg, FL

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

    Pros

    - pure asset manager
    - global presence and opportunity to interact with colleagues from other parts of the world
    - competitive investment products
    - access to senior leaders/portfolio managers that welcome opinions/feedback from employees
    - great family benefits- health package and dental are top
    - generous retirement matching for employees
    - well run company with strong balance sheet
    - company investments in technology
    -low turnover

    Cons

    - perhaps not the highest paid but the pros can offset this.
    - should try to hire more senior and experienced staff from the outside for fresh perspective on tasks and industry.
    - sometimes low turnover can also lead to complacency and employees may not be as motivated to think outside the box

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - hiring from the outside is not a bad thing to gain new perspectives on challenges and opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company for those who want to stay a while

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and 401k match
    The people make the company great, and there are some great people here
    Some departments allow for a more flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Very political
    Nothing moves fast
    There are some dysfunctional departments that need a wake-up call
    They seem afraid to look internally for ways to improve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be upfront with employees in your communication and don't be afraid of new ideas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Tremendous Internship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments

    Pros

    Franklin is one of the best in the business, and culture is very friendly and educational

    Cons

    Slightly dry and corporate, seems slow paced.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Challenging

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Franklin Templeton Investments

    Pros

    Big, well resourced, multi-products, some good strategies

    Cons

    Big, Croneyism, decentralized, multi-product, management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Issue more equity

  7.  

    Overall the company is a good one to work for. They are frugal towards their employees, to a fault.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Saint Petersburg, FL

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

    Pros

    Hands down, the employees are what made my experience a great one. They are selective with their hiring and thus makes for a great experience. The company also recognizes work-life balance, they support their staff when issues arise and allow for time off for many covered personal matters. They really understand the emotional needs of their employees and this will always resonate with me.

    Cons

    They pay well under industry average when you promote to the management levels. Compensation is not fair and they offer no real perks to keep a long term employee happy. Also for the LGBT community they can discriminatory, the experiences I have seen on multiple occasions lend to this. Lastly, when you promote to entry level management there are few other career opportunities to keep the exempt employees engaged.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    great people, ok pay, good life/work balance

    Cons

    not always room for growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Does unethical count as a title?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Big firm with established name.

    Cons

    Everything else. Run of the mill training coupled with withholding of information among team members. Zero team spirit. Unbelievably horrible! Most unethical, cheating, lying colleagues I have ever worked with. Other locations might be better but the group I belonged was unbelievably cruel. Mediocrity at its finest!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None! Total waste of time to give any advice! Keep the horrible culture going!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Decent Experience, Wouldn't stay long

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Healthcare, retirement, stock options are what you'd expect at a large company
    - People are nice and friendly
    - Environment is conservative, but open in terms of information sharing

    Cons

    - Pay is not very competitive
    - Development opportunities are limited
    - Company's strategic vision is antiquated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Not a great place for IT profession

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family friendly and chilled culture, nice offices and not much more

    Cons

    Getting work done is like pushing a boulder up a hill. Laid back and bureaucratic place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Connect with people and communicate with them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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