Franklin Templeton Investments

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Franklin Templeton Investments Reviews

Updated July 20, 2015
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Franklin Templeton Investments President & CEO Gregory E. Johnson
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Pros
  • The company promotes work life balance (in 43 reviews)

  • Franklin Templeton offers good benefits and competitive pay (in 24 reviews)

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

  • Limited career growth in terms of oppurtinities (in 7 reviews)

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    Product Marketing Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Specialist in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Specialist in Rancho Cordova, CA

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent 401k - they match 75 cents to every dollar you contribute. Friendly coworkers. Decent pay. Well respected company in the financial services industry. FT is one of the oldest mutual fund companies around.

    Cons

    Pay is a bit on the conservative side. The company is very conservative in general. Not a ton of perks, however, they do have a gym and cafe onsite.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to better utilize the strengths of your employees. Also, most departments seem to be consistently on a tight budget. For a company with nearly 1 trillion dollars in AUM, it seems this could be loosened up a bit. Lastly, be more competitive technologically and demographically. Inability for clients to open new accounts online or view their accounts via a mobile app will likely result in FT being less competitive among the millennial demographic.


  2. Advisor Consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Franklin Templeton Investments (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, work environment and culture. Easy products to sell

    Cons

    hard to move up quickly. Slow moving

    Advice to Management

    Adapt and innovate. Keep your best employees happy.


  3. Stepping Stone

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    Former Employee - Futures Associate in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Futures Associate in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, fanastic tenture, great work/life balance

    Cons

    politics trickle down all the way to the bottom

    Advice to Management

    recruit outside referral system


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  5. san mateo

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    nice campus, on the peninsula, close to home

    Cons

    control by Templeton side, Franklin lost control


  6. Pricing Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    some on the team were given bloomberg terminals

    Cons

    long hours, weekends, holidays, no advancement


  7. Associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Pay and work life balance


  8. Stable but conservative pay

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stability, benefits, move between departments

    Cons

    Pay is below market, very conservative management, hierarchy, no room for salary negotiation

    Advice to Management

    Create incentives for employees to stay within the same department, create growth opportunities within the same role, especially for junior members. Increase base pay


  9. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Franklin Templeton Investments

    Pros

    Great place to work; awesome people!

    Cons

    Nothing negative at this company


  10. Stable company, great benefits

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Carlos, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Carlos, CA

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

    Pros

    - company is very stable - offers great benefits - very family friendly

    Cons

    - Operational side of business not the core focus - Lower end of payscale


  11. HR Specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Development and training in current role.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to be promoted within organization.



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