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Franklin Templeton Investments Reviews

Updated August 21, 2017
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Franklin Templeton Investments President & CEO Gregory E. Johnson
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  • work/life balance can be challenging at times (in 14 reviews)

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

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  1. "Good company overall"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, competitive salary, excellent resources

    Cons

    Long hours. Promised comp time for those extra hours the never come to fruition.

    Advice to Management

    Salaried employees are not indentured servants


  2. "Senior manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time

    Pros

    benefit, 401k match, work life balance

    Cons

    management needs to be more open-minded

  3. "Sr, Associate - Customer Service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people are great, 401k match, if the department meets the quality goals you get 15 minutes off the phone for cookies and fruit snacks.

    Cons

    Low pay, terrible communication between departments, stuck in the past, the company culture is not what it used to be, limited advancement opportunities, they do not care about keeping their current, experienced employees.

    Advice to Management

    You are going to continue to lose all of your best employees if you don't start respecting them. Listen to your employees, don't respond to employee's concerns by telling them that they can go work somewhere else (not great for morale).


  4. "First job out of uni"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people, great company culture.

    Cons

    Seems like there isn't a lot of upward mobility


  5. "Old School and Mediocre"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good medical Benefits and 401k match, Good people, Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Good place to cool your jets until retirement but not a place to stay if you're driven; Culture of being too laid back and slow to change has led to a slow and steady downfall, no vision creativity or ingenuity, below market pay, lack of employee development resources and programs, nepotism and cronyism, promotions based on seniority not merit

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees beyond medical benefits and 401K


  6. "Financial Writer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time

    Pros

    Creative, independent, interesting, career potential, industry training

    Cons

    low salary, computer based only,


  7. "Culture and leadership are terrible"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Vice President in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Long history with a great brand but that is quickly changing. Family controlled. Strong balance sheet. They are a public company

    Cons

    Doesn't have products to effectively compete in the market place. New efforts in smart beta are a joke. Leadership is rudderless and told employees, "Just to be clear, I have no vision". Sr mgt is old boys club and does what they want. Wouldn't want my worst enemy working here

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid the TA!"

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    Current Employee - TA - Client Services Representative in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - TA - Client Services Representative in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health, vision, dental, disability and life insurance options are great

    Cons

    Stagnancy with respect to promotions, no appreciation for talent, management doesn't care about employees

    Advice to Management

    Try to truly care about your employees and show them they are appreciated and value their skills. Give them more projects and opportunities.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Advisor Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are great and you won't find a better group of colleagues.

    Cons

    Management has an obsession with metrics that have no influence on the business. Our job was to increase revenue for the firm by taking a consultative approach to selling funds to advisors. All metrics should be sales focused instead of driven by statistics that have no direct path to sales. We were graded more heavily on online phone appointments than actual sales in the door. People that hit these phony and made up metrics were celebrated while the ones actually bringing dollars in the door were ignored for the most part. Management is disconnected. Not a well run group at all in my time there. Pay also severely lower than any other company for the same position. I left and made twice as much immediately,

    Advice to Management

    Have a clear direction and get everyone on the same page. Hire supervisors that have actually done the job and can help instead of just being a "yes man." Middle management has no balls to actually approach middle management to address any issues they just do what they are told. I hope that's not what you are looking for.


  10. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits (401k, medical, etc)

    Cons

    With many employees taking an early retirement package, the remaining employees have doubled, tripled and some even quadrupled with work load. Management doesn't seem to care or have any response as to what will be done to help out. the company used to be great when Charles Johnson was stilling it, but things have taken a turn for the worse.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together! You need to listen to staff, I mean really listen! You will end up losing the rest of all your long term/senior employees, with all the knowledge, if something doesn't get done to alleviate the pressure and stress of being overworked.


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