Lincoln Financial Group Reviews

Updated January 18, 2015
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Lincoln Financial Group President, CEO, and Director Dennis R. Glass
Dennis R. Glass
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Pros
  • Great place to work to have a work/life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • not much I can think of but a great benefits package (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • The organization preaches work life balance but that's not true (in 8 reviews)

  • not enough room for advancement (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Don't Believe the Hype

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retirement Consultant
    Current Employee - Retirement Consultant

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This job is a great way to learn how to survive. You are on your own and if you make it here you can make it anywhere!!!

    Cons

    They will tell you this job has unlimited pay potential and the average Retirement Consultant makes 90k a year. FYI out of 80 only about 2 made that much, so odds are it won't be you!!!! You will be lucky to make half that much, so be ready to apply for government assistance. You will be asked to sell people things they don't need, so again, you can't say you didn't know before hand.

    Advice to Management

    How you lie to prospective employees is amazing, as the business changes your Retirement Consultants will be exposed for what they are annuity salesmen and nothing else.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Overall atmosphere of the company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    not much I can think of but a great benefits package

    Cons

    Directors are horrible, they don't trust their managers! If you voice your concerns directors say you are whining. Directors and AVPs don't show enough support to other offices! How can you effectively run a office by coming into town once a month! Not enough job opportunities in the Atlanta office! The Omaha office thinks they are the center of excellence! The turn over is extremely high and the Atlanta off will be loosing more employees due to the work load! The organization preaches work life balance but that's not true! Brokers, sales reps, and account managers are rude and sometimes use bad language to managers. This company is so unorganized, no one knows who to go to for help!

    Advice to Management

    trust your managers, come up with a recognition program! Open up more job opportunities in the Atlanta office! Stop making your employees feel like they are stupid and invest in your people! I don't see how this company can be a fortune anything company


  3. Helpful (4)

    poor, unrewarding, mired in mediocrity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Benefit Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Benefit Specialist in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    BENEFITS are no that bad

    Cons

    Management need to be replaced with competent. Personally know of two senior member of the management team who needed a calculator to add 30 and 60.

    Advice to Management

    seppuku


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  5. Helpful (6)

    Disconnected between leadership and its employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    excellent benefits. The pay is OK but the other benefits go above and beyond.

    Cons

    it reminds me of a four-headed dog -- there is no clear strategic direction. And no one seems to agree on individual priorities. I've also seen a lot of poor behavior from from leaders - micromanagement, meanness... and it is allowed to go on for too long

    Advice to Management

    spend some time with folks more than one level down from you.


  6. Helpful (3)

    People are not valued.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - General Lawsuit Prevention in Greensboro, NC
    Current Contractor - General Lawsuit Prevention in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    While the requirements for getting hired may be steep, incompetent people seem to do well here.

    Cons

    For a company that makes a killing in life insurance, they don't value people at all.

    Advice to Management

    Start over/burn it down/rebuild the culture completely. "One Lincoln" may seem like a nice slogan, but it's meaningless in it's current practice. It's also time to start investing in technology again.
    It's just a matter of time before before there's a data breach or the company gets pinched for using flimsy excuses for cancelling policies.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Abe Lincoln must be rolling over in his grave.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional (Prefer Not to Say More) in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Professional (Prefer Not to Say More) in Fort Wayne, IN

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits package including 401K

    Free continuing education in financial/insurance and tuition reimbursement.

    Fitness center

    Generous amounts of paid time off (especially for me since I have almost 20 years of service)

    Cons

    Understaffed and overworked. My manager should NEVER be allowed to manage people. A lot of bullying micromanagement, manipulation, and profanity. Current manager does not seem to keep confidential personnel information about fellow employees confidential.

    VERY outdated technology.

    The company's multicultural program is manic.

    The facility is outdated and shabby.

    Upper management is either oblivious to the actions of its managers or is deliberately looking the other way.

    Advice to Management

    Address the problem of rogue managers. They are a drain on productivity and you are losing valuable hardworking employees because of it.


  8. Helpful (3)

    different

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unclaimed Propertices Specialist in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Unclaimed Propertices Specialist in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group

    Pros

    there may be some good advancment opportunities for others

    Cons

    not utilizing my job and educations experience

    Advice to Management

    take a closer look as some of the temps that are brought on, and review their qualifications and background


  9. Helpful (2)

    Full of Politics & Discrimination!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Used to be a nice environment to work for.

    Cons

    If you don't have the background they want, you are screwed. If you only do a great job at work but not chat with senior management on sports during WORK HOURS, you are screwed.

    The "inclusive and diversity" slogan came out only because of the discrimination lawsuit. If you chat with big boss on sports everyday, or if you happen to come from the background that helps them with the lawsuit, you don't need to be capable for your position but will have the most secured job.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up! Great employees are leaving, leaving or being left. Where are they moving to? Your competitors!



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