Franklin Templeton Investments

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Franklin Templeton Investments Reviews

Updated January 18, 2015
Updated January 18, 2015
276 Reviews
3.6
276 Reviews
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Pros
  • follows some of the better practices in the industry and will give you good work-life balance (in 43 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overview

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Global Reach and Distribution. Jobs span the spectrum of what is out there from the most basic to very engaging and technical endeavors. Workers are often able to work across regions teaming up with individuals in other countries to deliver a final product. On the other hand, many departments foster a very family-oriented atmosphere which provides a nice counterpoint to our global engagements.

    Cons

    FT is a BIG company whose fortunes are subject to market trends. Take that for whatever it's worth. For some it offers solace but for others it can be daunting and may provide for a less defined career path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall we are up to date on many fronts. What may anecdotally seem lacking in one office is offset by abundance in another. Family aspect is valued and appreciated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    My own experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments

    Pros

    Work conditions and tools are top of the line. Room to grow and benefits are top notch.

    Cons

    As in every job, people are not always what they seem to be.

  3.  

    Overall a decent place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL

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

    Pros

    Great, full benefits! Mostly good people to work with. Many of the jobs allow you to leave your work at the office and not take the headaches home. You get to keep NAV privileges, even after leaving the company! At least that was the case, not sure if it still is.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up due to a lot of competition and sometimes office politics. They quit the former practice of preparing employees for Series 6 and licensing them, a potentially valuable asset for employees to take with them. Pay can be affected when there's long periods of down markets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees more. Don't spend a fortune hiring outside consulting firms to tell the company to go back to doing things the old way, fixing what the most recent expensive consulting firm suggested.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great work/life balance and corporate culture

    • 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

    Pros

    Corporate culture is superb, really good people all around which leads to a lot of long-tenured employees. Work/life balance is probably one of the best I've seen as well. Company also encourages inter-department movement so it is fairly seamless to look internally for jobs.

    Cons

    Compensation is considered more on the conservative end and career growth options could be limited.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It was awesome!

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

    I have been working at Franklin Templeton Investments as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing people to work with; really felt like I was in a family.

    Cons

    The whole cube-life sucked, I kept walking around the office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rotate!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Risk Averse and traditional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice campus and polite people

    Cons

    Every one is so risk averse, particularly in the IT area, where I worked. People are just afraid to make decisions and are slaves to tedious processes which are so 'last century' compared to progressive IT companies. People just get comfortable and dont want to move. It feels like a retired life with little challenge and growth.
    year to year your resume does not change a whole lot in terms of new skills learnt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give opportunities to good people that will give them a reason to stay . Introduce new technologies and keep up with the times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Room for improvement

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

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

    Pros

    Nice 401k match. 3 week vacation time with 3 floating days. Morale is pretty good and everyone is very nice and friendly. The benefits are pretty good overall, and there is a gym on-site.

    Cons

    Lack of room for growth and movement. Most movements were very lateral. Depends on the role and the department, the work environment can vary from one spectrum to another. Unfortunately my team was one with very long hours and way below industry pay. There is no work-life balance. Although education assistance is provided to advance your career, without the time to study it doesn't do any good. With the size of the company the impact of one person feels very small.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More resources should be given to teams that are under-staffed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent first-time experience in a corporate setting!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern Analyst
    Former Employee - Intern Analyst

    I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    As an intern, I was able to work on projects in a multitude of areas, thus gaining a plethora of new skills and experiences. Pay was fair at $13 an hour and work hours were flexible. Timelines for project completion were tight, but not overly demanding. Would definitely recommend this internship to future finance/economics majors.

    Cons

    Management is quite conservative and difficult to advance due to job longevity of current employees.

  10.  

    Good Experience working here

    Current Employee - Senior Informatica Developer in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Informatica Developer in Dublin, CA

    I have been working at Franklin Templeton Investments as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    work environment, hierarchy, learning, prmos

    Cons

    less duration of the project

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    "THE Best Company Ever". Missing that environment...

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

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

    Pros

    Chilled environment. Good work - life balance. Leadership was great while I was there. Learnt and grew a lot under their flagship. For me401k benefits were very good. Same goes for stock - options, time-off and on-site facilities (GYM, Cafeteria, Parking). The best team I ever worked for. Derived positive inspiration & influence from my leads. I can rank my team, as high on creativity and organizational skills.

    Cons

    Few knuckle heads in certain departments. But are tolerable, as those kind of LCD (Lowest Common Denominator) are everywhere. Promotions are tricky.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please connect to right talent in the team and consider them as valuable asset. Everyone wants to do good job and receive recognition for it. Don't waste their enthusiasm and productive age

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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