Franklin Templeton Investments

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Franklin Templeton Investments Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
249 Reviews

3.6
249 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 39 reviews)

  • Franklin Templeton offers good benefits and competitive pay (in 23 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst  in  San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in San Mateo, CA

    Pros

    great people, ok pay, good life/work balance

    Cons

    not always room for growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent Experience, Wouldn't stay long

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  3.  

    Not a great place for IT profession

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

    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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  5.  

    Think deeply and do your research before making a decision to join.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President  in  San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in San Mateo, CA

    Pros

    Loved the size of the company - mid sized - international exposure, profitable, good benefits, excellent cafe, workout facility, ample parking, nice facilities, near shopping, near freeways

    Cons

    Lack of collaboration and inclusion, and common goals seem to be lacking. No one comes out of their offices, has coffee or lunch together, or seems to like one another. Lack of encouraging words but ample criticism and back-biting culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together, create an inclusive environment, and value your employees. Understand your employees skills and give them a voice commensurate with their organizational level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, very employee oriented company. One of the best things about the company is the people who work there. Depending on your position and who your manager is, there are many opportunities for learning and development

    Cons

    Managers are inexperienced in the art of managing. It seems as if people get promoted on the strength of their technical abilities, but no training is provided to either prepare them or help them succeed in their new positions.

    The Ft. Lauderdale location sometimes seems to be the step child of the much larger corporate headquarters in San Mateo

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some management has been there too long and sees things only the "Franklin" way. There is value to have experienced other employers, but often that experience is not valued because it has to be done their way. Some managers who have been there 15 or 20 years need to leave as they are no longer interested in what they are doing, but rather "killing time" until they can retire.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Excellent, goal oriented corporate culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Pros

    I liked the camaraderie and cohesiveness of the employees. All departments work together really well. The company has tremendous benefits and opportunities for career growth.

    Cons

    Sometimes the hours can be long, and you might be required to go far beyond your job during market downturns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember to create a career path for all associates, and to review them with goals for future growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    If you're looking for stable long-term employment, this is the place.

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    Current Employee - Manager, Marketing  in  San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Manager, Marketing in San Mateo, CA

    Pros

    Stable company with good healthcare benefits. Fairly well-organized internally. Involved in the community. Offers career opportunities globally. Has many long-term employees. Good bonus structure.

    Cons

    Extremely traditional, very corporate, conservative, large and very slow moving. Many navigate internal processes and protocols that are not easy or quick to navigate. Offers only traditional benefits and perks for employees and not enough. Salaries are not competitive; most are at the low end of the range. Career pathing is not clear and often stunted because of the many long-time employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider 360 reviews so that all employees can review leaders and provide input. Give employees and individual contributors an opportunity to provide more feedback in a safe environment so leaders can be better informed and make decisions based on what is happening on the ground versus information that is diluted as it makes its way to the top.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very political, people are not stable

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Tampa, FL

    Pros

    Great Location in California, excellent office.

    Cons

    People are not trustworthy. Very political place, stay away...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tone down the politics, it makes their management paranoid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place with long tenure

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    Pros

    One of the most employee friendly places in the financial industry.

    Cons

    Sometimes the career path is not very clearly defined

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great benefits & work-life balance

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits are unbeatable! There're definitely opportunities for growth but it depends on which department. The company promotes work life balance.

    Cons

    While our benefits are great, salaries are not as competitive but not below the average.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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