Lincoln Financial Group Reviews

Updated July 8, 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. You are a bad company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    1. good cafeteria 2. nice underground parking 3. clean bathrooms 4. pretty good technology

    Cons

    1. care about there bottom dollar before the care of their employees 2. management can do anything they want to do...even if it is not right 3. management micromanages their departments way too much. They need to leave us alone so we can do our jobs. 4. too many meetings. 5. writing up reviews every year is an arduous process

    Advice to Management

    Start appreciating the people you have instead of your bottom dollar. It was a great place to work for when Bob Bates was in charge. Now managers do anything they want to even if it is unfair. You do not value your people at all. How sad for you because you are loosing some of your better people.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Worst Place I have ever worked

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Workforce Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Workforce Manager in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Worked with some amazing and most hard working people I have ever met.

    Cons

    Micromanaged to exhaustion. No support from managers, really early hours, only to be called 5 mins after start to see if I showed up. Typos on report caused a bad review no pay increase the 2 yrs I worked there due to bad support and no direction from upper. Even though it asked repeatedly for guidance to ensure I was doing a good job, nothing, but a bad review. Been around in the business world for over 20 yrs, worst place ever!

    Advice to Management

    Knock it off, and have normal managers, supportive. And pay better, took a 28% pay increase to work there, time of the crash, I had to take something. Worked my tail off, did a good job, and nothing in return from the company.


  3. Helpful (5)

    Do not recommend

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Decent benefits and balanced workload

    Cons

    Employees are not treated equally, management does not listen to employee concerns, discriminatory promotion practices. Training is inadequate.

    Advice to Management

    Take employee concerns seriously. Eliminate favortism when considering employees for promotions.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    If you are considering Lincoln-skip it.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - NH - New Hampshire in Concord, NH
    Former Employee - NH - New Hampshire in Concord, NH

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They do match dollar for dollar up to 6% on 401k contribution.

    Cons

    The mission changes from week to week. Management not accessible , not transparent and overall only interested in their personal best interest.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the concerns of your employees. They are closer to the issues than you are.


  6. Helpful (2)

    They only looked at discrimination charges if you were a member of the LGBT.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Processor in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Financial Processor in Fort Wayne, IN

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The 401k and insurance. Nothing else was worth the time I put into that company. I couldn't wait to get out of there.

    Cons

    Everything about that place is a con,starting with their management. I've never worked in a place that cared so little for their employees unless they were gay. I think they are afraid of them.

    Advice to Management

    What good would it do? They do it their way and forget about the true workers.


  7. Helpful (1)

    I loved my team I worked with but there is too many power hungry people.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work balance with life style is good.

    Cons

    too much turmoil and too stressful/

    Advice to Management

    Look at the turnover and decide whta to do in the right way.


  8. Helpful (3)

    This experience was the worse ever in my career

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claims Examiner
    Former Employee - Claims Examiner

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They provide a few benefits.

    Cons

    Completely disorganized in quite a few areas considering this company has been around so long. I would not even be a customer.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers. Know what is really going on in your company. People are working 13 hrs a day no breaks and you either don't know or don't care.


  9. Helpful (6)

    Don't bother...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    It's nice to be inside when it's windy out.

    Cons

    The laundry list is something beyond reproach and repair. Am I a jaded employee, well yes after everything that happened it's really hard not to be. It is literally too top heavy. There are about 4-5 employees per manager. They then wonder why there is so much overtime. Have you ever worked for a company where your manager literally peers from the cubicle wall at you for over an hour to see if you are working? Welcome to Lincoln. No worries that manager was fired for having sex with his employee in the conference room. Upward mobility? Only if you hang out with the managers after work. In fact that is the advise you are given when you ask how to move up; right after you are told work doesn't matter here. Have different beliefs from management? It's ok. They'll make sure they get rid of you or make your life miserable. Family pictures? Only if you are a Quaker. If anyone thinks you are showing too much elbow in your wedding picture. They'll make you get rid of it. Want to move departments? Make sure your manager doesn't know so they won't try to block you. What makes management material? Pull out a knife on an employee at a function and threaten one of your employees and boom! Manager in a few weeks! Or... just don't show up for months at a time. Boom. Manager! Tell HR? They will literally say it's your own fault. One more thing. If like knowing when you are going home this is not the job for you. You never know when you are going home because they announce mandatory overtime past your leave time. So you can't leave until someone tells you to. Have you ever sat on your desk working overtime because another area is so it wouldn't be fair for you to go home and they can't? Welcome to Lincoln! If you have no other recourse or know a manager then feel free to work there. Otherwise start applying for jobs as soon as you get in. Use it as a tick on your resume really a lot of the experience won't be worth the time unless you lie to future employers about what it really was.

    Advice to Management

    Don't bother.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Don't Believe the Hype

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Not a good place to work

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

    I worked at Lincoln Financial Group full-time

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and great co-workers.

    Cons

    Too much work because system requires too many manual entries.



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