Franklin Templeton Investments

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Franklin Templeton Investments Reviews

Updated August 27, 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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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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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. Welcoming Company Culture

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    Former Intern - Research Analyst Intern in San Mateo, CA
    Former Intern - Research Analyst Intern in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a college student, this review will be most relatable to those seeking entry level positions. FT is a world class corporation with employees at the forefront of their industry. With this in mind, one may expect there to be an aspect of elitism among interns/entry level associates, and senior management. I would like to counter by sharing some of my summer experiences: - Assignments completed were used by management to assist in risk/benefit evaluation - Introduced to managers in other departments, who allowed me to see their daily activities - "Interns are seen as potential future employees at FT" - Included in "Portfolio Hoops" pick up games after work on Fridays - Most notably, Senior Executive extended an invitation to sit in on his presentation FT is a pivotal starting point for a financial career. Employees enjoy a work/life balance and benefits are extensive (ESPP, 401k, Stock options etc.). I would certainly return post graduation. Perks included on-site: - Gym - Basketball/Volleyball-courts - PurpleTie dry clean pick-ups - Game-room - Cafe - Discounts at restaurants near campus

    Cons

    Would have liked to be more involved in floor operations, apart from research projects.

    Advice to Management

    Describing the purpose of each task from the start will allow a better understanding of assignments.


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  5. Good benefits, slow movement

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    • 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.


  6. 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


  7. Great place to have fun and learn

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in San Mateo, CA
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in San Mateo, CA

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

    Pros

    Amazing learning experience and facilities

    Cons

    Low Compensation. HR department is extremely slow.


  8. Well respected company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Stable employee base with many full-timers staying 20+ years. Excellent 401K match: 75 cents for every dollar. Pleasant and well maintained campus.

    Cons

    Very conservative culture: reluctance to challenge the status quo. Slow to adopt new technologies. Compensation lower than area market rates for many positions.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that high performers need to be rewarded sufficiently if the goal is to attract and retain this type of talent.


  9. san mateo

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    nice campus, on the peninsula, close to home

    Cons

    control by Templeton side, Franklin lost control


  10. Contractor

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

    Pros

    Simple, boring work. Massive company. Long long days due to so little to do but have to look busy. Extremely lonely even in an office of thousands

    Cons

    Won't let contractors work from home even though you are on calls all day with people in various offices in CA, FL, India. And full time employees work from home. In the office you are not managed but you have to physically be there. At the office the people will sit next to each other and still only do conference calls. There is virtually no human interaction.


  11. Multiple Contract Roles

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Contractor in San Mateo, CA
    Current Contractor - Contractor in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the employees stay in the company for a very long time. Really stable environment with great work life balance.

    Cons

    Company is offering many contract roles now with very little chance for permanent conversion. Very flat organization structure with little upward progression for most employees.

    Advice to Management

    Management is fairly good. Not much advice to management as a contract position in the company.



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