I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time (Less than a year)
Groups work very well together, lots of support.
Tendency not to look outside your own department or see the bigger picture.
Advice to Management
Don't candy coat corporate presentations. If AUM is down, talk about it and discuss why. Encourage employee questions during corporate presentations.
I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Franklin Templeton Investments (San Francisco, CA).
Very kind and felt I was appreciated. They were slow on some response time, but throughout the process they were great. Was toured around the facility and was able to meet all the futures associates.