Franklin Templeton Investments

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Franklin Templeton Investments Reviews

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
251 Reviews

3.6
251 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dictated, bullied, unprofessional leadership

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst  in  San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you are fresh of college and need something on your resume.

    Cons

    Enterprise Risk and Control Dept is ran by Hitler style management. Bullied, micromanaged. This group has extremely high employee turn-over rate. Management here loves to put people on leash and ran employees like prisoner. Not supporting professional development here. Low moral place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people the way you invest your money. Treat people with dignity and respect so talents can stay with you. Pay attention to the way your managers treating your people. We are human not cattles.

  2.  

    Good resume builder

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    Former Employee - Transfer Agent  in  Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Transfer Agent in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some very talented people work here. Great co-workers, comfortable working space. The gym and cafe are great additions.

    Cons

    The neverending micromanagement!! Everyone is kept on a leash, in the call center at least.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up; you have some amazing people working for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Ehh

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work life balance. Across the street whole foods.

    Cons

    Kids at play with no real life skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up golf buddies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Long term employee. No longer with company.

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    Former Employee - Individual Contributor
    Former Employee - Individual Contributor

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

    Pros

    Benefits, HR support, Flexible Schedule, Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    'Because that's the way we've always done it' is an epidemic. Upper Management resistant to change due to fear of backlash from C-level leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more adaptable to be keep up with competitors

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Plain Vanilla, just like their investment style

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    great benefits, solid company financials mean good job security, nice people for the most part, beautiful campus, lots of people who have been there a long time willing to teach, global organization adds interest

    Cons

    not really cutting edge on many things, slow adopters of new technology, career path can be difficult, already management heavy in USA so even openings are not always filled

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good overall company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Credit Analyst  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Management know everyone in the office

    Cons

    Economy took down the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Beware of a starting as a contractor!

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance  in  San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits/cafeteria/ gym, nice working conditions

    Cons

    Takes some awhile or never to transition from a contractor to employee. No real job security, you never know when they will restructure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire within more than gong to the outside

    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Full of lifers

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A lot of people don't ever leave, since it is easy to skate by. Most of the management have been there for ever, so they know the industry in and out.

    Cons

    Poor salary, but good 401k match. Too many people hang around without enough work to do. Too many meetings.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Resourceful with delight but stressed environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Franklin Templeton Investments as an intern

    Pros

    People are nice, and can learn a lot

    Cons

    might be stressful sometimes, and the environment is kind of dull

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Not much room for mobility.

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    Former Employee - Transfer Agent Associate  in  Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Transfer Agent Associate in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good company culture, great benefits, strong company name for resume. Company expects you to be there for the long haul - if that's your cup of tea then this would be a great fit.

    Cons

    As with any large corporation, way too many hoops to jump through. Hard to be noticed even when outperforming peers. Very little room for upward mobility. Pay is much less than market. Like I said earlier, company looks for employees who'd like to be there at least 5 years. The problem is they don't incentivize (both financially and professionally) employees so attrition is high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a clear career path that offers growth professionally and personally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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