Franklin Templeton Investments Reviews in Fort Lauderdale, FL | Glassdoor

Franklin Templeton Investments Fort Lauderdale Reviews

Updated October 10, 2017
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Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Franklin Templeton Investments President & CEO Gregory E. Johnson
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  • Development opportunities unavailable and work life balance is not possible (in 15 reviews)

  • Limited career growth opportunities in Canadian region (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Company Around South Florida"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, employee friendly, flexible timings, excellent 401k match, etc..

    Cons

    I Can't think of anything for cons.....

    Advice to Management

    NONE


  2. "Great people, work life balance."

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    Current Employee - Senior Risk Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Risk Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, work life balance.

    Cons

    Lack of direction.

  3. "Program Manager (Director equivalent level) Risk and Controls"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Autonomy, Challenging fast paced industry. Good corporate culture

    Cons

    Limited Promotional Opportunities. Heavy performance based compensation impacted by company performance. Company does not like to spend an extra dollar on anything.

    Advice to Management

    Stop offshoring operations.


  4. "Franklin Templeton Review"

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    Former Employee - Payroll Assistant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Payroll Assistant in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    I think that working for Franklin Templeton was a good experience. They were very flexible and understanding when it came to personel reasons.

    Cons

    the only con I can say is that I would rather have had a full time position with the company. I feel there could have been more room for advancement if I worked full time.

    Advice to Management

    I don't really have any good advice to management. I think that they were already doing a terrific job and I can't see how I could improve on that.


  5. "Does unethical count as a title?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big firm with established name.

    Cons

    Everything else. Run of the mill training coupled with withholding of information among team members. Zero team spirit. Unbelievably horrible! Most unethical, cheating, lying colleagues I have ever worked with. Other locations might be better but the group I belonged was unbelievably cruel. Mediocrity at its finest!

    Advice to Management

    None! Total waste of time to give any advice! Keep the horrible culture going!


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time (More than 8 years)

    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 Management

    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent, goal oriented corporate culture"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time (More than 10 years)

    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 Management

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

  8. "Sterile Environment and Not open to creativity or"

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    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits!!! and free gym, free coffee, nice facilities

    Cons

    Too slow to make things happen in technology and using older technologies and older computers. Their "Next Generation Computing" was Windows 7 and Office 2010.

    Advice to Management

    Be more agile and open to ideas


  9. "One of the Top Employers in the Mutual Fund Industry"

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    Former Employee - Manager, Research Technology in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Manager, Research Technology in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The opportunities for advancement are endless. In addition, FTI trains you in any position you might want to pursue. There are excellent benefits, great salaries but overall the best reason to work there is the quality and high caliber of the people.

    Cons

    Franklin Templeton is tied to the performance of the stock market, and therefore during bad times they are forced to reduce staff. In addition, many of the job functions are being moved from nationwide to San Mateo, California.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to challenge the people in your departments but also listen to them as people. There are many times upper management defers to HR rather than dealing with problems themselves. If you supervise someone, communicate with him or her before sending them on to HR.


  10. "Great company to work for right out of college"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment; lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Hard to advance to management


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