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Franklin Templeton Investments Reviews

Updated January 10, 2018
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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)

  • Less career growth opportunities (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Accounting Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good, most supervisors are nice. Managers don't care about you though and can throw you under the bus

    Cons

    Low pay. Heavy focus on tenured employees

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay and you'll have higher retention. I got an almost identical job elsewhere with the same benefits for 20% more money


  2. "Quieter than an abandon warehouse"

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

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

    Pros

    Good brand recognition. Multiple office around the world.

    Cons

    Non-exisitent culture. Very sleepy offices. People are nice but not helpful or invested in their team’s success.

    Advice to Management

    Spend a little more money on employee recognition. This doesn’t mean bonuses. I mean invest in company holiday parties and town hall. We’re a billion dollar company. We can afford to make the parties not look like a low budget children’s birthday party.

  3. "Love it!"

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

    Pros

    Exceptionally stable for financial industry (which is rare), people are incredible nice for financial industry, hours are shortest by far in industry if you want to work less (I don’t), well supported IT, great technology infrastructure, interesting work, philanthropic company, long tenured employees

    Cons

    Fund performance is not great, secular decline in AUM vs passive investing, company obviously has to meet earnings through cost cutting, as a “family business” investment managers never get removed for performance issues but management doesn’t have same fire to grow revenue

    Advice to Management

    More lateral hires in investment management to improve fund performance, benchmark mimicking but underperforming funds will not grow AUM


  4. "BEN"

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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

    Culture, diversity, benefits, corporate health.

    Cons

    Subject to market fluctuations, always trying to lower cost/limited compensation adjustments


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Antiquated technology"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Analyst in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Analyst in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and pay. Not much else, the day to day is mundane. Flexibility though depending on your function. Bonus structure is tiered based on your salary and 401k matching can’t be beat.

    Cons

    Management, lack of vision and leadership. The leadership team in marketing doesn’t understand the nuances of the business, how to communicate with the clients effectively, or how to lead efforts in technology. Leaves the whole marketing world taking orders from sales because they can’t offer anything of value.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employees and help move the mark.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, no room for advancement."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package. Insurance, 401k, stock, and vacation accrual are available. Most colleagues are helpful and supportive with a general feeling of camaraderie.

    Cons

    Expect to be worked at over capacity. Low hiring in U.S. as most positions and opportunities for advancement are offered at low cost sites in India and Poland.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great Benefits"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Room for advancement, great training, benefits are great at low cost.

    Cons

    Corporate structure, cross training without pay increase, over worked/under staffed.

  8. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time

    Pros

    Company has a nice group of people to work with

    Cons

    You can work long hours


  9. "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


  10. "Good Company to work"

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

    I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay and Good Work Life Balnace

    Cons

    Takes many years to get promotions


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