Lincoln Financial Group Reviews

Updated October 12, 2014
Updated October 12, 2014
203 Reviews
3.4
203 Reviews
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Lincoln Financial Group President, CEO, and Director Dennis R. Glass
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They do offer a good Work-Life Balance compared with other companies in the Financial Services Industry (in 23 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 7 reviews)

  • Advancement opportunities are not given on basis of merit (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company that treats its people very well...and listens to them

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

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

    Pros

    Superb people. Strong focus on bottom line and viability of business.

    Cons

    Decision making by senior leaders is slow; impacts execution. Everyone is allowed to have an opinion, which is great but impacts decision making.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take educated/calculated risks. Know when to empower "the masses" but also make your decision and stick by it - that is what they are paying you for!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    My internship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group as an intern

    Pros

    This is a great place to work.

    Cons

    It can be challenging at times.

  3.  

    Lincoln Financial Group is a company committed to helping their customers and their employees build a financial future

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Consultant in Fort Wayne, IN

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

    Pros

    401k contribution and match, career advancement opportunities, tuition assistance, LFG's commitment to the community through the Foundation and being a Green workplace

    Cons

    Upgrading and updating of all the systems takes time, finding a platform that will house all of the needs of the company may take awhile to complete

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career Framework is a great tool to utilize when conducting coaching sessions, and writing a job description

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to start your career

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

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group

    Pros

    Management believes in promotion from within. There are multiple growth opportunities and hard work does not go unnoticed.

    Cons

    Workloads can be heavy from October-March. If you are not willing to put in extra hours during this time of year you may become overwhelmed trying to keep up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Amazing Company!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Employee Support in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Employee Support in Greensboro, NC

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

    Pros

    Lincoln is a great company to work for! In my four years there, I've noticed a continuous strive for improvement, a strong bond between the employees, and a well-rounded work-life balance. This company does an amazing job of balancing extrinsic and intrinsic rewards and maintaining a fair and honest culture.

    Cons

    Very seldom am I speechless but I honestly can't think of any cons for this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work and continue to involve and support employees and we'll keep growing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's what you make it

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

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a sales organization so the focus is on sales. As long as you are in one of the sales divisions you have significant earning and job satisfaction potential. Fantastic 401k match and strong annual bonus potential.

    Cons

    A little weak in health benefits but they make it up with the 401k. Like every company this size, leadership has some pockets of empty suits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring only Merrill people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    I love the culture, people, flexibility and competitive salary

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Lincoln is a very fair company that cares about its employees and clients

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

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, very competitive pay, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Overall, I really don't have any cons. Just implemented a new system for career advancement opportunities that helped with any cons I would have

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for!

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

    I have been working at Lincoln Financial Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities, Challenging Work, Empowerment, Great People

    Cons

    The company runs a bit too lean in Human Resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In my career, Lincoln Financial stands out head-and-shoulders above other employers that I have worked for. If you are looking for a company with some autonomy and the empowerment to make your career your own, this is the company for you!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Rewarding career

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, ability to move around company and into different roles/positions, variety of different types of work, cross locational teams, some work from home and/or full work from home opportunities available.

    Cons

    Only underwriters have the ability to be full time remotes while other have limited or even no ability to work from home

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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