Franklin Templeton Investments

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Franklin Templeton Investments Reviews

Updated August 30, 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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  1. Amazing People and Culture!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are terrific - seasoned, professional, smart, lack of ego Lots of opportunity to do your job creatively; as long as the results are there Work-life balance is valued and practiced

    Cons

    Compensation is solid and benefits are great, but can be a bit challenging when competing against Silicon Valley tech companies in the Bay Area

    Advice to Management

    Change and innovation are always good for a well-established company -- keeps us fresh and competitive!


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best place to work, no pressure or big push. You can do your work with your pace and with peace.

    Cons

    Slow process, slow growth. too many meetings and discussions, waste of time.

    Advice to Management

    Please have level based pay package consistency. Market matching and revising the pay structure will help.


  3. Portfolio Administrator/ Senior Trader

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Portfolio Administrator/Senior Trader in Oakland Park, FL
    Former Employee - Portfolio Administrator/Senior Trader in Oakland Park, FL

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

    Pros

    Areas of advancement within orgainzation.

    Cons

    On the low end of compensation scale.


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  5. Good Place for Long Term Employment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior IT Project Manager in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Senior IT Project Manager in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Depending on the department, they will let you work remotely. Strong focus on community service as an organization. Many employees stay there for 15yrs or more. Working them will give you a good foundation and formal training.

    Cons

    They are very sensitive to their stock value. If it goes down, management will withhold bonuses and salary reviews indefinitely. Too much compartmentalization, you have to complete a different form for every little thing - slows down work and is frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up on the bureaucracy.


  6. Sr Assoicate in Retirment Services Customer Service Rep

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities for advancement. Management and Supervisors cares about their employees. Benefits are great.

    Cons

    Little hard on the call review qualities

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. Specialist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and friendly people to work with. Everyone is truly considerate and wants to see you learn and grow in the company.

    Cons

    I truly don't have any cons about this company. I have had a great experience working here and would recommend it to everyone.


  8. Good benefits, slow movement

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work with great people. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Slow to promote. Looks for 7+ years...in IT that is a killer.


  9. FT

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    WFH. Good benefits. Flexible work environment. Flexible work environment. Flexible work environment.

    Cons

    Very low hike Apart from this nothing


  10. Portfolio Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Portfolio Administrator in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Portfolio Administrator in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Franklin Templeton is a work place where we can develop our Professionalism, and where we can also develop our SME

    Cons

    Till date i never find any downside during my tenure with Franklin Templeton


  11. Helpful (2)

    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
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.



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