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Franklin Templeton Investments Reviews

Updated September 16, 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. "Excellent work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy, development opportunities, excellent work life balance, friendly people, great benefits and retirement, great culture

    Cons

    Growth can be slow


  2. "Large company with small. family company feel"

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and talented people

    Cons

    Somestimes long hours depending on job/function

  3. "Company downsizing and outsourcing"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helpful IT staff, Nice Campus, Good Training programs.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance. Company is downsizing and outsourcing most jobs to India and Poland. Rancho campus now sublets their office space since there are too many empty buildings from all of the staff that has been outsourced. High turnover of young talented and educated staff, as there is no employee retention plan or incentives to stay. Poor pay for comparative work.

    Advice to Management

    Give raises and pay incentives to top employees.


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "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).


  7. "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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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


  9. "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,


  10. "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


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