Franklin Templeton Investments

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Updated April 20, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Risk Averse and traditional

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    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  2. Helpful (1)

    Room for improvement

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    • 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)

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

    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 Management

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

  3. Excellent first-time experience in a corporate setting!

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

    I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments as an intern (Less than a 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.

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  5. Good Experience working here

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

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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work environment, hierarchy, learning, prmos

    Cons

    less duration of the project

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

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    • 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)

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

    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 Management

    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

  7. Helpful (1)

    Strong Core Values

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal Specialist in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Legal Specialist in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Franklin Templeton is a strong business, built on strong core values. I believe the management does an excellent job expressing this on to their employees. There are a lot of friendly people throughout the organization, and it really helps to build important peer connections.

    Cons

    There is a hard standard to be promoted, so don't expect to get promoted after a year (even two). Definitely some office politics, but what corporate job doesn't?

  8. Great Company

    • 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 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Pay and Great Benefits- All leaders are great to work with and all have an open door policy. They are eager to help you grow.

    Cons

    People come and go... Sometimes its hard to move up, depending on the department. There is no knowledge of other departments and/or positions. They should come up with a internal workshop of different positions available so that employees have a goal to a certain position. But still a great company.

  9. Great company with excellent benefits and company culture.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wholesaler in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Wholesaler in Saint Petersburg, FL

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

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

    Pros

    - pure asset manager
    - global presence and opportunity to interact with colleagues from other parts of the world
    - competitive investment products
    - access to senior leaders/portfolio managers that welcome opinions/feedback from employees
    - great family benefits- health package and dental are top
    - generous retirement matching for employees
    - well run company with strong balance sheet
    - company investments in technology
    -low turnover

    Cons

    - perhaps not the highest paid but the pros can offset this.
    - should try to hire more senior and experienced staff from the outside for fresh perspective on tasks and industry.
    - sometimes low turnover can also lead to complacency and employees may not be as motivated to think outside the box

    Advice to Management

    - hiring from the outside is not a bad thing to gain new perspectives on challenges and opportunities.

  10. Good company for those who want to stay a while

    • 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 full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and 401k match
    The people make the company great, and there are some great people here
    Some departments allow for a more flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Very political
    Nothing moves fast
    There are some dysfunctional departments that need a wake-up call
    They seem afraid to look internally for ways to improve

    Advice to Management

    Be upfront with employees in your communication and don't be afraid of new ideas.

  11. Tremendous Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments

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

    Pros

    Franklin is one of the best in the business, and culture is very friendly and educational

    Cons

    Slightly dry and corporate, seems slow paced.

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