Overall Reviews at Franklin Templeton Investments
Fun place to work but not much satisfied with salary and growth
Franklin Templeton is a great place to learn new things and will help us to grow. Good diversity and inclusion. Team work and great supporting environment
ProsGood work environment, great support from management
Opportunity to work with professionals across the globe and lots of learning opportunities.
Franklin Templeton is a world class organization, with an inclusive environment and professional corporate culture, where they expect and pay for performance. I highly recommend FTI.
ProsBenefits and bonus opportunities
Fair pay, annual bonus, EXCELLENT benefits and work/life balance but little to no advancement opportunities.
Working at Franklin Templeton was a very positive experience for me. I started as a temp and at the end of my contract I was offered a full time, permanent position. The work was not difficult but not exciting either. In the 6 years I worked there I was chosen for one promotion; from a mail room associate to a processor. I excelled at my job and received very high scores from my supervisors during my annual reviews. Unfortunately, the company kept shifting more and more work overseas. Eventually all transaction processing moved to India and Poland and the US portion of my department was phased out. I managed to keep my job by going back to work in the mail room but a lot of my coworkers were forced to find new jobs or take a lesser position in the call center. Now, most recently, Franklin Templeton has decided to use a third party transfer agent and my job is being phased out again. Franklin negotiated with the third party company to keep all of us as employees which is great but learning about this company's policies and benefits they offer, just makes me realize how great I had it with Franklin Templeton.
ProsBenefits (medical, dental, vision, 401k match, ESIP), paid vacation time, annual bonuses, on campus Cafe and gym
ConsVery few entry-level positions in the United States and little to no opportunities for advancement.
I great work life balance place.
The company culture is great with good benefit. During the years with the company, I was given a lot of opportunities to expand my responsibilities and enhanced my skills.
The Ivy League Hangout
This company is very by the book with their approach to everything, and they will not give you the time of day unless you can drop names or make their high demands in production.
Porfolio Administrator and Trader for High Net Worth Clients
Research current market news and update Portfolio Management with news concerning current positions in client's accounts. Downloaded previous days transactions and posted to internal Accounting and Moxy application.
Reconcile and Trade accounts according to Portfolio Managements direction and/or Client's Instruction.
ProsEnjoyed researching and reading market news. Also, enjoyed improving efficiency in handling day to day activities.
ConsLong hours plus a lot of take home work to study before next trading day.
Stressful and political
Stressful and political, long hours due to staff reductions, push to offshore almost every staff position in order to reduce cost even though work quality suffered.
ProsRemote work at certain levels
Valuable exposure to different areas of the asset management industry.
My main responsibilities as an intern in Franklin Templeton's GTAA Group was directed toward using a new software called EndNote to organizing thousands of document, that they use in their financial modeling process, into certain taxonomies that makes future accessibility easier. Because I was primarily the only one using this software everyday I had to manage my own workflow, yet keep a flexible and adaptive game plan to achieve my goals. Also, with management having demanding work schedules I had to be aggressive and work independently through obstacles, but used collaboration and teamwork to enhance my job duties.
I enjoyed my time at Franklin Templeton. The vacation days and sick days were more than I was able to use. Management was pleasant to work with. Over all it was great.
ProsMedical \ Dental
ConsCant work from home
Great management team with lots of potential for growth
I have learned 4 skills during my time at Franklin Templeton. Management and Supervisors are wonderful, very caring about their employees. Always making us expand our knowledge with taking some courses on line so we can be up to date with the market conditions and also to be in compliance with our work.
I enjoyed working at Franklin Templeton for the different activities / rewards we get on a monthly basis. They always look for changes that will make our job easier. They always getting feedbacks from us and they make it happen.
Proslots of incentives, great health care plan
ConsLittle strict with breaks and lunches schedules
Open, Transparent & Respectful work culture
This is a company that provides opportunities that match the amount of effort you put. For the aspirational only sky is limit if your goals are minimal and there is space for that as well.
Really a good time to remember in my career
This is a good company and brand to work for but the culture is biased. While the people have remained for years but the method of teaching and training for new comers especially from a different industry is poor.
I enjoyed playing pool with other workers during breaks. Cafeteria was furnished with many different flavours of free teas and coffees. Several TVs were available with remote controls to watch any show of your choice.
A good company to start your career. Will come to know about corporate culture, ethics and knowledge. Management is good. Moreover the campus with pleasant ambience adds one more point.
Senior Marketing Analyst | Edinburgh
| Mar 1, 2016
Franklin Templeton is a global company providing opportunity for young talent.
My work involved liaison with international teams. The work was achieved by telephone contact and use of Net meeting. My role was driven by deadlines and budget constraints.
I learned how to bring the best out in people whilst dealing with them remotely.
The hardest part was ensuring clear communication between myself and colleagues in other locations. The best part was completing a project together as a team comprised of individuals with diverse knowledge and skills.
Looking for Immediate Opening as Assistant manager / Manager Positions
Investment banking, Team management, Process Improvement, Trade Settlements, Retail Fund Reconciliation, Institutional Onboarding