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Review averages

  • 2 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    50%
    Subpar (1)
    50%
    2.11
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
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    0.00

Reviews for Franklin Resources, Inc

Reviews - What employees say

2.11 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 26.Oct 2016
  • Employee

Support from management

Managers and supervisors lack the ability to interact in a meaningful way with employees. There is only black and white with their thinking. There is no gray areas. In anything.

Teamwork

It's their way or the highway. Don't try to bring your ideas to the table because, even though they portray and constantly talk about their open door policy. It's not an open minded company. They are set in their ways. They ask for ideas and feedback but consistently and often use the tow line: Franklin is a very conservative company and we have previously looked into that/it's on the list of things to be considered.

Freedom to work independently

No. Constant checks and balances. So micromanaged that systems implemented to correct errors will be held against an associate if the system actually corrects the error.

Internal Communication

Constant useless information at a ridiculous amount being emailed on a daily basis. There are so many communication systems in place that misinformation is rampant.

Attitude towards older colleagues

They just laid off a boat load of employees that had been with the company 20 years or more under the guise of not having enough funds to pay them. But have since hired like crazy to replace them all with younger employees. Even though they keep saying that they are not going to backfill those positions.

Career Development

Non existent.

Office / Work Environment

Very dull and depressing. Blue and gray everywhere. There is no artwork present in any of the buildings. Unless you consider large canvases with company information and facts, also colored in blue and gray, as artwork. There is no wifi for associate use while on breaks. Good luck getting a signal in the "cafeteria".

Environmental Friendliness

They recycle paper and it's mostly a paper free environment.

Work-Life Balance

This is an area where Franklin does well. There is plenty of time off and surprisingly, management is sensitive to their employees who have kids or other needs that are out of the ordinary.

Handicapped Accessibility

The doors to any and all of the buildings would be a challenge to get through as there is no automatic doors. You would have to scan your badge against the pad located inside the window next to the door and hope you can roll back far enough to open the door before it locks again. Also the threshold to the doors is very rough with these grates, that I assume are there to catch dirt, would be horrible to ride over

Challenging Work

Mundane, drudging the same thing over and over again, day in and day out.

Inclusive / Diverse

They are a very diverse company with sites all over the world.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Franklin Resources, Inc
  • City
    Saint Petersburg
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 17.Mar 2016
  • Employee

Support from management

Upper management is out of touch with the needs of middle management and line managers.

Teamwork

If you play along, you'll be okay. If you have new or opposing ideas then beware of the backlash.

Internal Communication

Communication is a joke and only comes on as an "as needed" basis.

Attitude towards older colleagues

If you're over 45, it's advisable to look for a Plan B.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Upper management should take time to become dialed in to the needs and concerns of managers and line supervisors. They are currently too concerned with strategic planning and have become distanced from the real life experience from the from the front lines.

What I like about the company

Franklin Templeton has a clean track record and has made a name for themselves as a key player in the investment works.

What I dislike about the company

Upper management is out of touch with the needs of lower managers who directly manage the inside SalesForce. There's no real training or career path. The destiny of a line manager soely depends on the autonomous feedback from SalesForce surveys.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Franklin Resources, Inc
  • City
    Saint Petersburg
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered Fitness center on site is offered

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Review averages

  • 2 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    50%
    Subpar (1)
    50%
    2.11
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Franklin Resources, Inc
2.11
2 reviews

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