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Franklin Templeton Investments Reviews

Updated April 22, 2019
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Franklin Templeton Investments President & CEO Gregory E. Johnson
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  • "Very bad work life balance as you are expected to work india hours (late night or early morning)" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Not much pay increase, very limited career growth" (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Intership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits, great program, great work life balance

    Cons

    Compensation was a little low compared to other financial companies.


  2. "Great work culture"

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    Current Employee - Legal Specialist in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Legal Specialist in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong leadership and great growth potential.

    Cons

    Cost cuts were tough on bonuses

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family-like culture, many tenured employees, good benefits including flexible working arrangements

    Cons

    Low staff ratios create busy departments but can also create opportunity for those wishing to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Support your employees there are many good ones


  4. "A company to retire but not for career growth"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great company benefits, 401k matching is generous!

    Cons

    people stay with the company for their whole working life because of easy job and good benefit, but it's not a good place to grow and seek for opportunities.


  5. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - TA Associate
    Former Employee - TA Associate

    I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time

    Pros

    The benefits they offer are very good

    Cons

    Low pay compared to industry standard


  6. "Customer Service"

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    Current Employee - Client Specialist
    Current Employee - Client Specialist

    I have been working at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent pay
    Beautiful campus

    Cons

    Difficult to promote
    Management asks a lot from employees


  7. "Turmoil"

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    Former Employee - Digital Marketing
    Former Employee - Digital Marketing
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Franklin Templeton Investments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive Pay, 401k matching 75% (supposedly going up due to class action law suit) - cant find anywhere else, flexibility (work from home, schedule)

    Cons

    Poor leadership, antiquated business model, red tape, politics, slow moving, not innovative, cant act on a vision, leadership stuck in the weeds

  8. "Great work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great learning and work life balance!

    Cons

    Obsolete technology and obsolete systems


  9. "inteviews"

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    Current Employee - Finanice in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Finanice in Saint Petersburg, FL

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

    Pros

    great company environment bad salary

    Cons

    bad management a lot of work hours no life

    Advice to Management

    change


  10. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Director in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company culture is very pleasant and has a family feel
    Very good benefits

    Cons

    Company has faced some challenges recently due to shifts in the industry