Good place to work to gain experience. Great working environment.
Project Coordinator (Former Employee) – 300 SE 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 – July 14, 2017
The work pace here is very even but also very diverse and interesting. I learned a lot about money management and how those games are played. This is a very traditionally corporate environment. As would be expected the culture here is very aggressive.
TA - Client Representative (Current Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – June 10, 2017
Franklin Templeton is a well reputable, global financial institution. It has been a pleasure working for them. There benefits are great, but there compensation, as in salary, is definitely less than most major institutions in the same field. Hence, Franklin Templeton likes hiring individuals straight out of college so they can pay you less. However, there training program is terrific.
Transfer Agent Associate (Former Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – June 6, 2017
A company in which you can learn the basics of the mutual fund industry. They have an Uber conservative culture in which it is hard to grow as once you start on a track management tries to keep you there. The pay is also the worst in the industry so don't stay past learning the basics.
QA Tester (Former Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – June 2, 2017
Contract employee and was treated great! After a short amount of time, management realized that I was traveling several hours each day on my commute. I was allowed to work from home - in the beginning one day per week, then 2 days. Finally, I worked 100% of the time from home and loved it. I had a great manager that appreciated her employees - both permanent and contract. Great experience!
Sr. Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – San Mateo, CA – May 31, 2017
Franklin Templeton Investments is a premier global investment management firm. Franklin's customer service is a priority and the firm treats its employees with respect. While compensation is not the best, the organization offers great benefits. The work environment is a friendly one. One of the greatest things about Franklin is the 100% collaboration - all employees including the CEO are always working side by side to bring the organization's goals to fruition and in the end everyone is very proud of the end results. Franklin Templeton Investments is a great company to work for.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – San Mateo, CA – May 30, 2017
I worked for Franklin Templeton Investments for 10 Years. I had lots of fun with my co-workers. I have learned to interact with my wholesalers clients. It maybe stressful but you do learn a lot from different departments.
Production Solutions specialist (Current Employee) – Rancho Cordova, CA – May 17, 2017
We have one of the best management group , they are also willing to help the team, very positive and very good group of people to work with.I have worked for more than 19 yrs for this company and still currently working for them.
Great place to work if you dont have much experience
Transfer Agent Associate (Current Employee) – St. Petersburg, FL – May 14, 2017
Professional and upbeat atmosphere in most departments. Training is great and managerial support is excellent. It is a great place to get some experience. Learn what you can and then move to someplace that pays more.
Positive work culture
Procedurally driven and pay is lower than similar jobs
Data Analyst (Former Employee) – Poznan – May 3, 2017
maybe I was unlucky.
My team's supervisor was on leave for almost the entire time of my contract. So the team's direction and productivity suffered, also it was a chaotic time for my department, i.e. restructuring, layoffs, etc.
Senior Client Service Representative (Current Employee) – Rancho Cordova, CA – May 1, 2017
Great people, Good Job security. Tedious work and management likes to micro manage. . not a whole lot of room for growth within the transfer agent. the co workers are nice and the 401k match is pretty good 75 cents to the dollar
National Account Manager (Current Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – May 1, 2017
In certain positions management and HR does a poor job of creating career advancement within the role. Example: levels such as Director, AVP, VP and Senior VP. Inflexible on title and role changes as salary requirements and goals are most important to limit compensation.
Low Compensation relatieve to other asset managers
SENIOR ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – April 30, 2017
The job requires learning several proprietary software systems as well as the rules and regulations of the financial industry. Some of the training is accomplished through webinars. Each associate is a member of a team that supports each other and sometimes cross trains in the particular focus of the group. Individuals' productivity is tracked over time and these results are reviewed by supervisors at least annually.
Supervisors of each team changed over time but most were willing to assist members to accomplish the goals for that individual and/or the team.
The most enjoyable parts of the job were: learning new systems or ways to accomplish a task, working with other team members and with the customers (shareholders/ financial advisers). The greatest challenge was to complete the processes in the time expected.
Analyst (Current Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – April 19, 2017
The financial services industry is going through a transition and it will be interesting to see how/if Franklin Templeton adapts to meet the needs of it's clients. Many investors are now interested in robo-advisors and are choosing to invest in low-cost passive ETFs.